2016-08-08 training log

It just keeps going… but I have to admit, it’s playing with my mind.

It’s “3-week” and you generally expect that on the top set you might get 5-8 reps… but I continue to get 10 reps — my semi-self imposed threshold — and I shut it down. Every session it’s like this, which is of course pretty awesome. But it throws me. I mean, last week I did 240 for 10 and that felt like work… so a 15# jump today and I thought “well, I might only hit 8”, but I keep telling myself “1 rep at a time, and just keep reppping until it’s time to stop repping”. And I hit 10 reps pretty nicely.

But it is messing with me because this can’t keep up. I want it to keep up, and I keep thinking “ok, is this the time?”. I really need to just stop it and let be what will be.

I did a little video of my squats. Form is good, depth is good. I’m feeling happier with my setup and general approach, but I do feel at times I’m losing my upper-back tightness — something to work on.

Leg curls, instead of propping up on my elbows I’m laying totally flat and that is making it harder.

Hypers, I think about just contracting the glutes, as if I’m trying to contract them so it pushes my hips forward. Totally different feel to things.

Anyways, it’s good. Continuing to be happy with progress.

Oh… and I’m working on cutting back on my carbs because I’m getting bloated. 🙂 I spent all that time trying to de-fat myself, and while I accept a little fluffy, I need to keep it in check. I’ve even thought about doing 4-6 weeks of “cutting”, which shouldn’t affect my strength work but should helep me keep my fluff in check. TBD.

5/3/1 Simplest Strength Template

  • Squats
    • bar x whatever
    • 115 x 5
    • 140 x 5
    • 170 x 3
    • 200 x 3
    • 225 x 3
    • 255 x 10
  • Straight-leg Deadlift
    • 185 x 8
    • 215 x 8
    • 245 x 6
  • Leg Curls
    • 30 x 20
    • 30 x 13
    • 30 x 10
  • Hyperextensions (superset with crunches)
    • BW x 15
    • BW x 15
    • BW x11
  • Crunches
    • BW x 20
    • BW x 13
    • BW x 11
  • Standing Calf Raises
    • 50 x 20
    • 50 x 15
    • 50 x 12

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