2016-07-14 training log

The trend of progress continues.

For sure, things are starting to feel a little heavier, but still there’s progress. Again, the final work set went right up to the 10-rep threshold. Weight goes up, reps go up, life’s good. It won’t last forever, so I’ll just keep taking it as I get it.

That said, front squats were a bit tough today. I’m trying to keep myself leaned back — really, upright, but the mental thought is leaning back so that I do stay upright. That makes it harder, targets more what it should, and keeps the bar from rolling off! That was a tough thing today — it’s very hot and humid in Texas right now, I’m at the gym at a time when there’s no A/C and it’s hotter in the gym than outside, so I’m just drenched in sweat and everything is slippery. I almost lost the bar a couple times just because things were slipping around. I would use chalk, because that would be safer, but stupid gym policies….

I did the glute bridges one-legged today. For sure they are hitting my hamstrings more than anything else. Interesting stuff.

Anyways, good day. Excited for tomorrow, and for next week’s 5/3/1 work.

5/3/1 Simplest Strength Template

  • Deadlift
    • 135 x 5
    • 165 x 5
    • 195 x 3
    • 230 x 3
    • 265 x 3
    • 295 x 10
  • Front Squat
    • 140 x 8
    • 160 x 8
    • 186 x 6
  • Elevated Glute Bridges (one-legged)
    • BW x 10e
    • BW x 10e
    • BW x 10e
  • Twisting Crunches
    • BW x 20
    • BW x 14
    • BW x 8
  • Seated Calf Raises
    • 35 x 15
    • 35 x 15
    • 35 x 13