2017-11-20 training log

While sometimes I have my doubts if Basebuilding actually is productive for me, I can say I’m feeling better.

There’s a lot of work going on, but the intensity is reduced. My legs aren’t feeling as beat up, my body overall isn’t feeling as beat up. But yet, there is still progress. The bench work sets today moved VERY fast all the way through to the last rep, which is a great sign of progress. I’m tempted to bump up 10# for next week, but I don’t know. One thing I noticed today was I’m finding technique with the new equipment and all the time away from benching, which is great. But I did notice with my leg drive my butt did lose contact with the bench. I’m thinking I may stay here and just keep working on technique, like trying to put my feet further back to see if I can still get drive and keep my butt on the bench. The “curling your legs/feet back towards your head” technique has NOT been ideal for me, but the new gym’s benches are a little higher than the old gym’s, so it could probably work.

Bottom line: stay here, focus on technique, which will have a bigger pay off long-term.

Anyways, progress is small, but still progress. And I’m not feeling as beat up. So… win!

Farmer’s walks today too. I am going to try light and heavy days to see how that goes. Today would be light. I think I’m in a good place, so now it’s just working with this setup to get up to 10 runs, and then doing it faster.

  • Bench Press
    • bar x 5
    • 135 x 5
    • 165 x 4
    • 195 x 3
    • 225 x 2
    • 245 x 1
    • 195 x 8
    • 195 x 8
    • 195 x 8
    • 195 x 8
    • 195 x 8
  • DB Incline Bench Press (350 Method)
    • 50e x 25
    • 50e x 16
    • 50e x 14
  • Press
    • 115 x 10
    • 115 x 10
    • 115 x 6
  • DB Lateral Raise
    • 25e x 10
    • 25e x 10
    • 25e x 10
    • 25e x 7
  • Farmer’s Walk
    • outside
    • girders (75# each), added 25# plate to each end – 125# total each hand
    • 40 yards
    • 8 trips