August 29, 2011

Workout Log, PTTP, Week 6

Monday (8-22-2011)
deadlift 295 lb 5, 3, 2
press 110 lb 5, 3, 2
pullups 11, 8

Tuesday
deadlift 295 lb 5, 3, 2
press 110 lb 5, 3, 2
chinups 11, 9

Wednesday
deadlift 305 lb 5, 3, 2
deadlift 225 lb 2x5
press 110 lb 5, 3, 2
press 95 lb 2x5
pullups 11, 8, 6
farmer's walk 60lb kettlebells 2 laps, 2 laps, 2 laps

Thursday
deadlift 305 lb 5, 3, 2
press 115 lb 5, 3, 2
chinups 11, 8

Friday
deadlift 315 lb 5, 3, 2
press 115 lb 5, 3, 2
pullups 12, 10
farmer's walk 60lb kettlebells 2 laps, 2 laps, 2 laps

Weight (Saturday, 8-27-2011): 173 lb

Notes:  Good week, rebuilding to prior baseline.  Hands are suffering less this time around (better grip form, maybe?).  Weight is stable, 173-175 lb appears to be new plateau for the moment.

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August 25, 2011

There are two pictures at this link

And they tell the whole story.

This guy's whole blog is worth reading, actually.

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August 22, 2011

Workout Log, PTTP, Week 5 (partial rest week)

Monday (8-15-2011)
deadlift 325 lb 5, 3, 2
press 120 lb 5, 3, 2
pullups 11, 9

Tuesday
deadlift 325 lb 5x2
press 120 4x3
chinups 12, 9

Weight (Saturday, 8-20-2011): 174 lb

Notes: I think went up too fast.  My back was pretty sore Tuesday, and I ended up just doing 5 sets of 2 for deadlift, then 4 sets of 3 for presses.  I decided to just take the remainder of the week for rest and recovery since my back has felt very sore on rising lately (though that might just be my bed).  Today starts a new cycle, probably at 295 lb and 105 lb, respectively.  I'm debating on whether to shift to the "Bear" variant, which is more for hypertrophy.  I could frankly use a little more size, but I'm trying to resist the temptation to go on a bulk until I'm a little leaner.  The leaner you are when you start a bulk, the cleaner the gains will be, due to the nutrient partitioning changes that come with a lower bf %.  Another week of standard PTTP, and I'll re-evaluate.  I'm really hoping to get my weight down into the 160s before I start gaining again.

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August 14, 2011

Workout Log, PTTP, Week 4

Monday (8-8-2011)
deadlift 315 lb 5, 3, 2
press    115 lb 5, 3, 2
chinups 13, 10

Tuesday
deadlift 315 lb 5, 3, 2
press 115 lb 5, 3, 2
pullups 11, 9

Wednesday
deadlift 315 lb 5, 3, 2
press 115 lb 5, 3, 2
chinups 13, 8

Thursday
deadlift 315 lb 5, 3, 2
press 115 lb 5, 3, 2
pullups 10, 8

Friday
deadlift 315 lb 5, 3, 2
press 115 lb 5, 3, 2
chinups 12, 8

Weight (Saturday, 8-13-2011): 174 lb

Notes: Good week.  No weight lost, none gained (fretting over a single pound is nothing but scale obsession), but my hands are almost fully healed, and I made through the week's workouts with just a little soreness.  Going to up the press by 5 lb and deadlift by 10 lb and see how week 5 goes.  Pressing 120 for 5 reps is near my prior limit, so I'm eager to find out if the conditioning so far has prepped me for it.

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August 08, 2011

Workout Log, PTTP, Week 3

Monday (8-1-2011)
deadlift 315 lb 1x5
deadlift 285 lb 1x5
press 105 lb 1x5
press 95 lb 1x5
chin-ups 12, 9

Tuesday
deadlift 325 lb 1x5
deadlift 295 lb 1x5
press 110 lb 1x5
press 100 lb 1x5
pull-ups 10, 9  (mild pain on right side of back/shoulder, short first set)

Wednesday
deadlift 335 lb 1x5 (calluses tore on rep 5, almost dropped it)
deadlift 305 lb 1x5
press 115 lb 1x5
press 105 lb 1x5
chin-ups 12, 9

Thursday
deadlift 315 lb 1, 1 (hands too injured, gloves weren't helping)
press 120 lb 2x3
press 110 lb 2x5
pull-ups 10, 9

Friday
Skipped so my hands and back could heal/recover.

Weight (Monday, 8-8-2011): 173 lb

Notes:  I think I upped my weights too fast.  That, and I tore my calluses and exposed small patches of endodermis on Wednesday (that's bad).  I felt strong enough to lift on Thursday, but my hands were no good, and the gloves I bought made gripping the bar harder rather than easier, so I gave myself a rest on Friday.  This week, I'll try staying at the same target weights all week, moving up next Monday by 10 lb and 5 lb if all goes well.  I'm also going to experiment with an alternative rep scheme of 5/3/2, which is apparently what ended up in later, Russian-language translations of the book, and is heavily endorsed on the forums.  On a positive note, I'm having no trouble losing weight at this point, and it doesn't seem like I've hit a new plateau yet.

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