2017-08-31 training log

I still feel like back day needs more. I just don’t know what yet. I mean, it’s a back. There’s a LOT of things to hit, and it’s a group that can take a lot of work. It may be that my work-up on the rows needs a little more work. That is, a few sets to warm-up sure, but the later work-up sets may need a boost in weight or reps to get a little more out of them. I dunno.

But in general it goes well. I’ve been happy with the new program. The next 3 weeks will be more telling, as I’ve basically worked out the kinks, found my groove, and my body is acclimated to the new approach. I will start adding some intensity techniques in, like here I will probably add in drop sets at the end of the pulldowns — and that’s all. I don’t need to go crazy adding in a ton of stuff at once. Add in something, the body will be stressed, will adapt, and then when it does that’s when I’ll add in something else.

On the drive home from the gym I was thinking that I spend a good 3 weeks acclimating. Now I want to spend at least 3 and probably 6 weeks cranking hard on this. After that, I’d probably take a deload week, then do something like a Strong-15 Short Cycle. After that, I don’t know. I’ll just say that with all the toys at the new gym — tires, farmer’s walk handles, Prowler, etc. I might see about doing something to add those in (especially as the weather grows cooler). But that’s a long ways off. Right now this program is fun, my body feels good, and I do feel like it’s progressing me forward. We’ll see how the next 3-6 weeks go.

  • Face Pulls
    • 70 x 25
    • 70 x 25
    • 70 x 25
  • Pull-Ups
    • BW x 4
    • BW x 4
    • BW x 3
  • Barbell Rows
    • 95 x 8
    • 115 x 7
    • 135 x 6
    • 165 x 5
    • 195 x 4
    • 205 x 3
    • 155 x 13 (AMRAP)
    • 155 x 7 (50%)
  • BB Shrugs
    • 275 x 8
    • 275 x 8
    • 185 x 20
    • 185 x 20
  • Close-grip Pulldowns
    • 125 x 12
    • 125 x 12
    • 125 x 12
    • 125 x 8