2016-12-23 training log

Nothing like going 4 for 4, with a great Press PR of 185 lb. In fact, set 2 PRs today.

I broke my all-time best Press a few weeks ago with 170 for 3 reps, and frankly I was content if that’s how this training progression ended. The Press has always been my toughest lift to progress, so getting 170 for 3 was great. But then, this week I’ve set good PRs on the other 3 lifts, so I figured wouldn’t it be great to go 4-for-4 and finish out the week, the year, the progression with another PR?

In fact, I set 2 PRs because I hit 175 then 185.

Warmup went fine. Started singles at 135 and that went up like it was nothing, which told me 185 was in the bag. 155 started to feel a little bit heavy, but still easy to put up. So I knew 175 would be fine, a PR, and a good time. I actually stuttered a bit towards lockout, but still knew 185 was do-able.

Put on Amon Amarth, psyched up, and the 185 flew up. In fact, I kept it above my head for a little bit to just savor the moment. It was a solid lift — and all my PR lifts this week were solid lifts. I actually wondered if I could have lifted a little more today, because the 185 went up so solid and easy.

Really tho, this is good stuff. “1.5 plates” is a really awesome milestone for me.

Couldn’t be happier with how this week went.

Going to take all next week off completely from the gym. Just rest up, relax, take naps, stretch, and enjoy some downtime and let my body heal up. When I come back in January, it’s going to be all new.

5/3/1-based program

  • Press
    • bar x whatever
    • 75 x 5
    • 95 x 5
    • 115 x 3
    • 135 x 1
    • 155 x 1
    • 175 x 1 (1RM PR)
    • 185 x 1 (1RM PR)