2018-10-22 training log

I’ve decided to just keep going.

I started back around the end of May, finding 1RMs. I did 3 cycles: 2-leader, 1-anchor, with deloads. Then another such run, which takes me to 6 cycles. It’s typical after 6-8 cycles to need a reset. Well, if I look at what I’m hitting on my 1+ weeks, I still have something in me and don’t NEED a reset. So, I’m just going to keep going. Technically since I just finished I should be taking a deload this week, but given how I feel and looking at my calendar, I’m just forging ahead.

The current plan is to stick with 3/5/1 style, Jokers, with “light” assistance work for another 3-weeks, take a 7th week deload, then another 3 weeks, deload, and so on. Just see how far I can take it, because I don’t expect many more cycles ahead. Oh, and squats will continue with Strong-15 style. I’ll follow the 3rd cycle setup and just increase 10# on my TM each time.

My goal is to milk this strength cycle as much as I can, and see what I can hit by the end of it. I already broke a 200# press, and I am pretty close to a 500 deadlift and 300 bench press. It’d be awesome if I could hit those before things tap out by the end of the year.

So with that, here I am.

TM went up, and while the work-up itself increased the top singles decreased. It’s just the wave nature of the cycle. But things did feel good and moved well. I still see myself slightly tilting right to favor my right leg, and that’s just going to take time to overcome. But things overall felt good. Biggest thing I find myself focusing on is getting the whole body tight, KEEPING it tight, and leading with the hips (not the knees/legs).

7th cycle; modeled after Strong-15

  • Squat (superset with band pullaparts)
    • bar x 10
    • 135 x 8
    • 185 x 5
    • 210 x 4
    • 250 x 3
    • 275 x 2
    • 285 x 1
    • 305 x 1
    • 320 x 1
  • Pause Squats
    • 240 x 5
  • Leg Press (feet high and wide, going as deep as I can)
    • 90 x 10
    • 270 x 10
    • 360 x 10
    • 450 x 10
  • Stationary Bike
    • 10 min