2018-07-19 training log

Set a rep PR. Haven’t done that in a bit.

I usually like to look at my history and from that determine what I should hit for a PR set. But today? Didn’t care. Just keep pulling and it’ll be what it’ll be. So learning I hit a rep PR was pretty cool.

I really am liking Jokers. No lie – the thought did mess with my head, but doing them now? I think they are pretty awesome. But yes, you have to program them correctly. They are tough, but do-able. How much positive effect will they have on my progresss? I don’t know. Physically hard to say. Mentally? Huge.

Belt squats continue to be an experiment. I do like them, but I’m still trying to find what’s right. Today instead of keeping my feet rather forward (and leaning back into the belt) I worked to put my feet more under me. Only so much can be done due to the mechanics of the machine, but did what I could. I actually like this better and think it can be more fruitful for me, but I also noticed I started with my toes forward and as the reps progressed my toes angled out. I am trying to lift my toes so the work is all pushed through my heels, and things must just be slowly migrating — I want to keep that in check. I just have to keep my eye on it.

Everything else is just assistance work and rolls along fine.

5/3/1 (3rd cycle, anchor, 3/5/1, PR, Jokers, FSL; modified for knee rehab)

  • Deadlift
    • 180 x 5
    • 220 x 5
    • 265 x 3
    • 310 x 3
    • 355 x 3
    • 400 x 7 (rep PR)
    • 420 x 2 (Joker)
    • 440 x 1 (Joker)
  • Band Pullaparts (superset with deadlift warmups and work)
    • Not tracked
  • Belt Squats
    • 100 x 12
    • 100 x 12
    • 100 x 12
  • Seated Leg Curls
    • 120 x 12
    • 120 x 12
    • 120 x 12
  • Upright rows
    • 115 x 12
    • 115 x 12
    • 115 x 12
  • Stair Calves
    • 70 x 15
    • 70 x 15
    • 70 x 12

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