2018-10-18 training log

Top set of 480×1 – PR. Decent day.

Everything felt heavy, but of course it should. Top work set of 450×5 was OK. I didn’t feel that great about it, and I should have been able to get a 6th rep, but wasn’t in me. I could have ground it out, but why?

But then hitting 480 for a single was cool. That’s a true personal best, and doing it in a fatigued state is even cooler. I’m pretty sure I have 500 in me.

RDLs continue to slay me. I dig finally finding a groove for them: heavier, sets of 8.

I opted to drop the reverse hypers. While I would LIKE to do them, the amount of posterior fatigue after the deadlifts and RDLs is real. I’m getting better in my sleep issues, but still tried and burning out from day job work. No point in continuing to dig myself deeper, especially if without them I’m still making progress everywhere.

That said, I am thinking about “what next”. I’m hitting decent rep PRs, so I see no reason to stop. Technically this is cycle 6 and I should do a deload next week. Debating if I should do that (7th week protocol style) or just kick into another cycle. Point is, I don’t expect I have many cycles left before I MUST reset. So, just keep milking it kinda free-form (vs. the strict 2-leader 1-anchor style approach). I’ll try to sort it out this weekend. Basically, milk the strength training as much as I can, and let’s see if I can hit a 300# bench and 500# deadlift (I’ve already done a 200# press; and squat – just try to keep getting better) before the end of the year.

5/3/1 (6th cycle, anchor, 3+/5/1+, Jokers)

  • Deadlift (superset with band pullaparts)
    • 190 x 5
    • 240 x 5
    • 285 x 3
    • 355 x 5
    • 405 x 3
    • 450 x 5 (rep PR)
    • 480 x 1 (lifetime PR)
  • RDLs
    • 295 x 8
    • 295 x 8
    • 295 x 8
  • Stationary Bike
    • 10 min

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