2016-03-11 training log

Good, but not great.

So deadlift basebuilding model 1. Really the day wasn’t bad, but I’ve not gotten the best sleep this week, work is quite stressful right now, and I’m still very sore from Wednesday’s squat session (always 2 days later).

The deadlifts moved slow. Not horrible slow, not grinding, but I just didn’t have the C.A.T. behind it. Things got better as I went along tho. In the end, it’s just a baseline for me to improve upon.

As for everything else, I’m going to continue with the 2-minutes-rest between everything throughout this basebuilding cycle. Only exception will be squats, since the model puts a time constraint. I expect a little more rest will be a little more useful for me.

Chins, 10 continues to allude me, but I’m going to get there.

Curls are supposed to be 100 reps nonstop. I’ve found that doesn’t do much for me, and the “inverse 100 protocol” is alright but again I wanted to try the consistency here with the rest of the program. So I picked a weight, goal is still at least 100 total reps, but crank as much as possible, 2 minutes rest, repeat until total is over 100. That felt a lot better than either 100-nonstop or the inverse protocol. We’ll see where it takes me.

While I’m working this, I can’t help but think forward because I know it’s just one more dietary cycle here then I’m off to achieve other goals. My thinking there continues to gravitate back to 5/3/1 because it’s dead simple and works. So then I think after I’m done with basebuilding and have time until 5/3/1 I may just “do whatever”. Hypertrophy work to support the diet cycle, and frankly just go into the gym, have fun, pull an Arnold and “chase the pump”, and just enjoy that before the work kicks in. 🙂

  • Deadlift
    • 185 x 5
    • 215 x 4
    • 225 x 3
    • 285 x 2
    • 300 x 3
    • 300 x 3
    • 300 x 3
    • 300 x 3
    • 300 x 3
  • Chin-ups
    • bw x 9
    • bw x 4
    • bw x 4
    • bw x 4
    • bw x 3
  • BB Rows
    • 135 x 8
    • 135 x 8
    • 135 x 7
  • BB Curls
    • 30 x 40
    • 30 x 25
    • 30 x 20
    • 30 x 19

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