June 27, 2011

Workout Log, LACAMP, week 9

Monday (6-20-2011)
squat 250 lb 3x5
bench 185 lb 5, 5, 4, 3
chin-ups 12, 11, 7

Wednesday
squat 255 lb 3x5
press 110 lb 5x3
deadlift 305 lb 2x3
hanging leg raise 3x15

Friday
squat 260 lb 3, 3, 3, 3, f, 1
bench 185 lb 3x5
pull-ups 11, 8, 6, ...7
prone bridges 3x60s

Weight (Monday, 6-27): 178 lb

Notes:  This was a tough week after two weeks off from the gym; my legs were sore through most of it.  All of the benches were occupied on Monday when I was ready to go, so I got to learn why it's important to do chin-ups last, since my bench presses were pretty terrible after a single set of chins.  Squats were hard all week because I'm still doing a ton of work getting the old house emptied and ready for showings, and my mid-back is perpetually sore, enough so that Friday's attempted 5x3 failed outright on the fifth set.  I might lighten up a bit on squats this week while I keep working on the house, just so I don't end up with sciatica or something.  I want to stay in the habit, though, because otherwise the soreness from starting again will leave me like I was last Tuesday: shuffling and limping.  In better news, my weight is continuing to trend down.  I'm cautiously hopeful that my strength isn't necessarily going with it.

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June 20, 2011

Moving week

No workout this week, either, unless you count all the lifting/packing/closing/opening/unshelving/shelving/etc. that I spent most of my week doing.  On the other hand, another week away from the gym and basically only eating one (massive) meal at the end of each day seems to have pushed my weight down below 180 for the first time in at least 5 years.  I'm headed back to the gym today with a 10% across-the-board deload in case I've de-trained a bit in the last couple of weeks (likely).  Today will also mark the start of my first try at creatine monohydrate as part of my pre-gym potion.  I'd been taking 10g of BCAAs somewhat consistently with a couple sips of water or coffee, and I'll be continuing with that amount, but I'm switching to a powdered formula rather than tabs.  We'll see if that has any effect.

Weight (Monday, 6-20): 179 lb

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June 15, 2011

Rest Week

No workout last week, and I was busy getting ready to move, so I'm a few days late with the post.  I'm taking this week off from the gym as well, because I've moved almost everything I own in the past 24 hours, and trying to also hit the gym for a workout would be madness.

Weight (Sunday): 182 lb

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June 08, 2011

J. Stanton, gifted writer

Breakfast cereal, including "granola”, is a cynical marketing ploy by religious fundamentalists to destroy your sex drive.

I need to memorize that sentence.  That's eminently quotable.  Doesn't hurt that it's essentially true.

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June 03, 2011

Workout Log, LACAMP, week 8

Monday
Skipped for a Tigers game (beat the Twins 6 to 5)

Wednesday (6-1-2011)
squat 280 lb 5x3
bench 205 lb 5x3
deadlift 335 2x3

Friday
squat 280 lb 5x3
press 120 lb 4x2 (failed on 3rd set)
press 115 lb 3x2
press 110 lb 5, 3
press 105 lb 4, 4
pull-ups 11, 9, 6, ... 8, 6
prone bridges 3x60s

Weight (Friday): 184 lb

Notes: I'm pretty wiped after 8 weeks in the gym.  Probably going to take next week off to pack, might go in for a couple of light days just to keep in the habit.  The week after that is a "rest" week for sure, since I'll be moving house.

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