2018-06-04 training log

Starting week 2 of the new program.

I’m starting to wonder if, because I’m doing 5’s PRO if I should have went with 85% training max. I guess I’ll find out. 🙂

All in all things went ok, a bit smoother than last week because I’m getting the groove down.

Squats were OK. I am hoping that my work will help with knee rehab, but honestly I’m not optimistic at this point. Sometimes things feel like improvement, other times it feels like nothing improves. I’m going to give it just a bit more, but it’s likely going to be time to see a specialist about it.

Technique feels better tho. Sometimes I feel like I’m moving too slow, but for sure it helps me keep track of everything going on so I can remain tight. Of course, I don’t remain perfectly tight, but at least I have more time to correct myself. LOL

On the BBB sets. I wasn’t sure how I was going to handle them. I knew I wanted to start at 3 sets and increase sets over time, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to add one set each week? or since this would be a 6-week cycle to add one every two weeks. I made that call today. I’m going to add another set every 2 weeks. So 3 sets this week, then next week I’ll go to 4. I think that will provide a better ramp-up.

Front plate raises saw more weight today to try to make it more useful. I am taking about 15 deep breaths after squatting before I do the raises, because sets of 10 squats does take some breath out of you, especially with the torso stabilization needed for the raises. I do think about not supersetting, but I also figure I just need to keep doing it to up my work capacity.

Extensions were extensions; and I admit, these I really hope will help the knees. Calf raises then are getting fun for me because I use it as an opportunity to work on my grip! Hold that 32kg KB in my left hand and crush-grip it the whole time — that should pay off in other ways for me.

So, not a bad start to week 2.

5/3/1 (Based on: Forever, BBB, 5’s PRO

  • Squat (superset with band pullaparts)
    • bar x 10
    • 125 x 5
    • 155 x 5
    • 190 x 3
    • 220 x 5
    • 250 x 5
    • 285 x 5
  • Band Pullaparts
    • Not tracked
  • Squat (superset with front plate raises)
    • 155 x 10
    • 155 x 10
    • 155 x 10
  • Front Plate Raises (all the way overhead)
    • 35 x 13
    • 35 x 13
    • 35 x 13
  • Leg Extensions
    • 75 x 12
    • 75 x 12
    • 75 x 12
  • Stair Calves
    • 70 x 12
    • 70 x 12
    • 70 x 10