Sunday, August 29, 2010

Training Log: Entry 885

1.5 mile run


1 minute push-ups

1 minute sit-ups

PFT 15 days out.  Run is solid, and push-ups are good.  Need at least 4 more sit-ups, but those should be fine come game time.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Training Log: Entry 884

Major milestone: Fit in a pair of 32" jeans today. Haven't worn this size since I joined the Air Force. Maybe even before that.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Training Log: Entry 883

SSB squat of 350

of 245

Notes: First 2 reps harder than last 3 of every set.  Odd.  Working on making my feet even.

Bench of 275

of 135

Notes: Weight loss is finally starting to impair my lifting.  My ROM has increased on the bench, as I have less gut.  I'm hitting the safety pins on most reps unless I place JUST right on my sternum.  I'll stick with this weight for 1 more training session and then I'm moving.

Chins w/50lbs


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Training Log: Entry 882

1.5 mile run


Notes: My GPP and conditioning always has the same result.  After 3 training sessions of a new activity, I no longer get tired.  It's true of fighting, and true with running.  Felt great afterwards, and had no issues during the run.  Managed to breathe through my nose for the first .55 miles before having to switch to breathing through the mouth.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Training Log: Entry 881

SSB squats of 345

of 245

Notes: Left foot is a few inches ahead of right.  Need to fix this.  Little rest between reps.  Think the 3 steps forward, 2 steps back will work.

Strict press

Notes: I've peaked on the movement.  I'm going to make a thick bar and do those.  Even my work capacity set sucked.

DB rows of 105

From floor

Notes: Doing rows while keeping weight in the air for my main sets, and off the floor for my work capacity.  Should be a good change of pace.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Training Log: Entry 880

Bodyweight: 197.0

10lbs of weight loss total.  2lbs away from my goal, and from there will evaluate for my next COA.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Training Log: Entry 879

SSB squats of 350

Notes: Fixing my belt solved a lot of problems, and I'm rediscovering how to use the stretch reflex, so things are getting easy.

Bench of 275

Notes: I love how quickly this is progressing. I'm still cruising here, with no end in site. Dips had a major carryover here.

Chins w/50lbs

Chin cluters

Monday, August 16, 2010

Training Log: Entry 878

1.5 mile


Notes: 1:07 improvement my second time out.  Not bad at all.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Training Log: Entry 877

SSB squats of 345

of 245

Notes: Going to stick with 5lb increases, so that I'll make a total of 5lbs of total progress in 3 training sessions.  Hamstrings still killing me.  I've actually lost enough of my waist size to go down a notch on my weight belt, but pulling it too tight pulled my shoulder, impacting my strict press

Strict press of 200

Notes: If I continue having issues, I'll change the movement.


Notes: Was going to do blast strap horizontal rows, but was having difficulty with the set-up.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Training Log: Entry 876

Bodyweight: 198.6

3.6lbs away from my goal, from there I'll evaluate.  My stomach is becoming very flat and defined, but my hips are still very wide and blocky, so there go my dreams for the olympia. 

Monday, August 9, 2010

Training Log: Entry 875

SSB squats of 335

of 245

Notes: I've come to terms with the fact that my body is just burnt out on the SSB box squats.  Got under 365 today and it was like murder.  I've switched the movement, and will be employing a 3 steps forward, 1 step back approach to my training.  I'm going back to squatting everytime I train, but will progress 3 times before resetting the weight to what I was working with on the second training session when I start the cycle over again.  I gotta come to terms with the fact I'm an intermediate lifter, and I can no longer just rely on linear progression for everything.

Bench of 270

Blast strap push-ups

Notes: Tested out the blast straps, thinking they'd have some carry-over to my PFT, but they're much more about chaos training.  Gonna stict with the high rep benches, and maybe just throw some push-ups and crunches into the end of the workout.

Chins w/45lbs

of bodyweight

Notes: Tired of being at a low weight.  Best chins I've had in a while.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Training Log: Entry 874

Bodyweight: 199.8

Cracked the 200s for the first time in about 4 years.  I may be chasing the scale a bit.  I've taken more steps for my fat loss by reducing carb intake before sleeping/my dinner.

Trap bar lifts of 335

Strict press of 200

Notes: Pretty big goal for me.  Bodyweight strict press for 5 reps.

DB rows of 155

Incline rows

Notes: May have to pick another movement than DB rows, starting to get burnt out.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Training Log: Entry 873

Heavy bag

Notes: 7 rounds with the 16oz gloves, 1 with the 7oz gloves.  Focused on changing levels.  Sprained my left wrist again.

1 long lap around the neighborhood.