2016-09-15 training log

Today was great!

Deadlifts were just strong. Warm-ups felt great, very proper form, very “in the groove”. When I started the work sets, everything went up easy. Felt light, good. The top set just cranked along. Sure it got a little tiring, but I didn’t feel it was anything that needed stopping, until I got to the 10 threshold. 335 sets a new 10RM for me (and I certainly still had some in the tank). Again, I felt like working up even more, but nope (just like the past couple days).

Front squats I’m having a love-hate relationship with. They’re good for me, but I find ways to not want to do them. 🙂 But I do them because for sure they are helping me in a lot of ways. Working up to 215 today was tough, almost losing the bar on the 5th rep @ 215. For sure it was some work, but 215 is also a good 5RM. I do feel I could have done another couple reps, had the bar not started to slip. So hey, getting stronger is good. Progress is good.

I am starting to tighten up my diet in anticipation of what’s ahead. I won’t take next week as a deload, but will just dive right into the new program. I see no reason to deload given last week was off.


5/3/1 Simplest Strength Template

  • Deadlift
    • 140 x 5
    • 175 x 5
    • 210 x 3
    • 265 x 5
    • 300 x 3
    • 335 x 10 (10RM PR)
  • Front Squat
    • 165 x 5
    • 190 x 5
    • 215 x 5 (5RM PR)
  • Elevated Glute Bridges
    • BW x 20
    • BW x 20
    • BW x 20
  • Twisting Crunches
    • BW x 20
    • BW x 20
    • BW x 20
  • Seated Calf Raises
    • 35 x 20
    • 35 x 18
    • 35 x 15