2017-01-13 training log

20 rep squats are a joy. 🙂

Overall the day went fine. Again, still narrowing down the refinements to the new program, but it comes along well.

Bumping up my 20-rep set to 60% of training max worked better. I’m not sure if I should go 65%-70%, because I suspect it’s easy now and in the coming cycles it’s going to get hard quickly. 🙂 As it is, it’s certainly some work, and I think a little lighter is good for me to help get pacing down. It’s important to breathe well. Sometimes if say I’m doing a triple I might hold my breath the whole time to maintain a high-level of tightness, but you just can’t with 20-reps. So I think I may stick with 60% for a bit and get the rhythm down, so when it does get heavier things run smoothly.

That said, it’s also hard to stick to prescribed reps. 😉 I MAY cheat on that slightly on my 1+ week and just go for 2. We’ll see how next week goes.

But all in all, just dialing things in.

Oh, leg raises. On the 5th rep of the 1st set I felt something in my lower abs (around my beltline). I started 2nd set and the pain flared up — nope. Stopped. I hope it’s just a light strain of something. We’ll see how the next few days pan out. I may wind up having to drop the leg raises in favor of something else. TBD.

Aside: one of the biggest (house)flies I’ve ever seen was flying around the gym today. He was hyuuuge. Fear of inhaling him while squatting was a very real fear. LOL. 🙂

Based upon 5/3/1 for Powerlifting, off-season for mass

  • Squats
    • bar x whatever
    • 125 x 5
    • 155 x 5
    • 185 x 3
    • 215 x 3
    • 250 x 3
    • 280 x 3
    • 185 x 20 (20-Rep set)
  • Leg Press
    • 225 x 10
    • 275 x 10
    • 275 x 10
    • 275 x 10
  • Hyperextensions
    • 10 x 10
    • 10 x 10
    • 10 x 10
    • 10 x 10
  • Hanging Leg Raises
    • BW x 5