2017-01-27 training log

Today is proof – you may not want to do it, but you do it anyways because you know it’s best, right, good, and you’ll be better off for it.

It’s been a hard week. Lack of sleep, many things blowing up all at once, behind at work, suddenly overfull plate – high stress week. Yeah first-world problems, I have that perspective, but that doesn’t negate the stress.

So when I woke up this morning, I wanted to just stay in bed. I actually slept ok and just wanted more rest. I thought about skipping the gym, going back to bed, or maybe just diving into the work day because so much to do. But no, keep the discipline and go because you know you’ll be better off for it. If it truly sucks, you can bail after squats.

But it didn’t suck.

It just got better.

After a couple warm-up sets, I was thankful for going. 🙂

Squats went well. The 20-rep sets for sure are getting harder, between doing more work before and then more work during. It’s good to start light and think things are too light, because they will get heavier and harder as the weeks wear on.

Still no ab work, but I think at this point I’m good. So next week I’ll add something back in, even if it’s just simple crunches.

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

  • Squats
    • bar x whatever
    • 135 x 5
    • 160 x 5
    • 190 x 3
    • 210 x 5
    • 240 x 5
    • 270 x 5
    • 190 x 20 (20-Rep set)
  • Leg Press
    • 225 x 10
    • 275 x 10
    • 315 x 10
    • 365 x 10
  • Hyperextensions
    • 15 x 10
    • 15 x 10
    • 15 x 10
    • 15 x 10