2017-09-05 training log

This is working well, but some things are not so well.

Squats themselves are great. I’m enjoying the work up, the top set, then the pyramid down with the triple and the AMRAP. It feels good. I’m going to stick with this work-up for now, and when this AMRAP maxes out I’ll probably bump everything up 5-10 lbs.

The deficits work well, and the lunges — tho I hate them — are good for me.

I’m still trying to find something with my lower back and hamstrings. Reverse hypers made things scream. So today I thought maybe I could try the glute-ham raise. Well, that didn’t last long. I’m not exactly sure what it was, but it was not fun. Either it was the same nerve pain, just flaring up in a different way, or it was just the load on my hams being something totally new and maybe too much for them. I really don’t know, but it was not a good pain.

At this point I’m actually getting a little concerned about what’s up with me. As for how to deal with it, don’t know yet. Still gathering data.

Anyways, if it means I just have to do things like leg curls and stiff-legs for my hams, then so be it. But still, I’d like to try to figure out what the deeper issue is and see if I can fix it.

  • Squat
    • bar x 5
    • 135 x 5
    • 165 x 4
    • 195 x 3
    • 245 x 2
    • 275 x 1
    • 305 x 1
    • 320 x 1
    • 295 x 3
    • 245 x 12 (AMRAP)
  • 1″ Deficit Stiff-Leg Deadlift
    • 245 x 8
    • 245 x 8
    • 245 x 8
  • Walking Lunges
    • BW x 15e
    • BW x 15e
    • BW x 15e
    • BW x 5e