Training Log: Entry 1129
Notes: PFT scheduled for 21 Feb. Just need to maintain.
Training Log: Entry 1128
Notes: Slight twinge around rep 4 of the 385. Had the strength for more, didn't want to push it. I might take this entire cycle light with the work sets and only shoot for 1 over applicable rep range, we'll see. Unfortunately, it seems my fast eccentric is what causes the pain. My dive bomb approach seems to require relaxing my hamstrings and then catching myself at the bottom to reverse. Need to learn how to actually pull myself down with my hamstrings to keep loading. GHRs sound like they would do the trick here, need to start doing these again.
Notes: Trying a "countdown" approach so that I have more quality reps while I am fresh to be able to really drill explosiveness.
Training Log: Entry 1126
(6) Mat pulls 575
Notes: Don't know if this is a sign that 5/3/1's sqaut protocol isn't affecting my deadlift as much as I'd like, or if I've simply exhausted my ability to make 10lb jumps per mat reset. Will continue cutting the ROM until 5 mats, and then only increase by 5lbs. Even at 5lbs every 4 weeks, that's a 60lb gain anually, which I won't turn down.
SSB box squats 195+chains
One 20 second hold
Notes: PFT in 21 Feb. Getting used to high rep sit-ups. Need to run again.
Training Log: Entry 1125
Notes: 5x10 was easy with the deload for my working sets. Little clicking in the left shoulder.
Reverse band chin ups w/125
Notes: First 3 are clean, last 2 are sloppy, every set. I can live with it.
Training Log: Entry 1124
Notes: Injury is coming along. Depth may have been high on these, but was still getting a good ROM and stretch all things considered. By the end, my hamstring/groin was feeling pretty good, but it'll probably be pissed at me tomorrow. Stance widdened a little to accomidate injury.
Training Log: Entry 1122
Notes: Lockout was amazingly fast/explosive on these. Hit 16 before needing any sort of rest pause, and most likely could've gutted out the full 20 with some form deviation. Hamstring started to ache at the end, but felt great going in. Done resting it, going to torture it with high volume until it learns to cooperate.
SSB box squat (just the bar)
Training Log: Entry 1118
(7) Mat pulls 575
Notes: Have to quit being stubborn, I can't do these on only one meal. Strong correlation between training early and lacking strength on the pull. That said, after 10 days of traveling, poor meals, and cramped car rides, this is a victory in my mind. Rep 4 was a complete grinder, but demonstrated to me that if I can break a weight off the floor, I will always be able to lock it out.
SSB box squat 185+chains
Notes: Still on the fence if I am overtraining my lower back, or if it is simply too weak. Will continue to monitor.
Training Log: Entry 1117
Notes: Butt left bench on the last rep of the 265 set. Amazingly, at the 5 rep I felt like I could terminate the set, but was able to squeeze out 4 more reps. I'm not living up to my potential. Bench is finally progressing pretty well. The first lift I can imagine needing to reset is the squat, but that's still a ways away. 5x10 was brutal, and last 2 sets had shakey final reps, but I won't make any adjustments until I am out of this altitude.
NG chins of 100
Training Log: Entry 1116
Notes: Fast eccentric, slow out of the hole. Hips may just be tight from riding in cars all weekend. Elevation still murders me, worse lower back pump in my life. Had to cut the last set at 1. Felt like my whole body was throwing up.
KB swings 55
Training Log: Entry 1115
Notes: 105 was flying today. Most likely due to lack of fatigue from inability to row heavy weights in between sets. Tendonitis is real bad, did not pack fish oil or glucosamine for this trip.
DB rows 125
Notes: Just cannot stand mid range DB rows. Multiple low rep sets are fine, and 1 ball buster set is fine, but this stuff is so mentally draining. If I ever have a weakness in my upperback, it means I'll need to start doing this.
Training Log: Entry 1113
250x11 (Some sort of PR)
Notes: Had at least 1 more in me for the 250 set, but form was getting ugly. Speaking of ugly form, last sets of 5x10 were horrible. Blame it on not being able to alternate with pull-ups due to training at a public gym.
Notes: No straight bar for chins, new movement.
Rear delt stuff.
Training Log: Entry 1111
155x12 (+4 rep PR)
Notes: Looks like the program is working. Still very minor main in right shoulder/tricep connector, but obviously not hindering ability to hit lifts.
DB row 190
Notes: More sets as I adapt to volume.
Swiss bar curls+chains
Notes: I'm such a wimp when it comes to direct arm training.