2016-07-07 training log

Oh yeah… I started really light. 🙂

I just keep hitting the 10-rep threshold, which isn’t a bad thing really. I’ll just keep taking the reps. Plus, I find that it’s been good for me to really get my technique and groove back to something, since I’ve been away from conventional deadlifts for so long.

That said, front squats are where they need to be. I’m finding that I really don’t like them that much, but I do find the new approach more workable (the wider stance). And again, when I get down in the hole, it really seems to do a number on my glutes. I’ll keep doing them tho, because it’s good for me.

The other “don’t really like, but is good for me” are the bodyweight unilateral stuff. I’m not going to change up with that yet (to work them back in), but I will say the glute bridges are curious to me. I found myself today focusing a little different as I did the movement, and I actually got more work on the hamstrings than the glutes. I’m going to keep playing with them, and eventually I will go to one leg. I hate this stuff, but I cannot deny it’s good for my aging frame.

No music today. Had bunch of stuff on my mind.

5/3/1 Simplest Strength Template

  • Deadlift
    • 135 x 5
    • 165 x 5
    • 195 x 3
    • 215 x 5
    • 245 x 5
    • 280 x 10
  • Front Squat
    • 115 x 10
    • 140 x 10
    • 160 x 10
  • Elevated Glute Bridges (triset with crunches and calf raises)
    • BW x 20
    • BW x 20
    • BW x 10
  • Crunches
    • BW x 20
    • BW x 20
    • BW x 10
  • Seated Calf Raises
    • 35 x 13
    • 35 x 13
    • 35 x 13