September 26, 2011

Not Quite a Rest Week

No lifting most of the week, but I was bored and Felt pretty solid on Saturday, so I did a long but light workout:

Saturday
deadlift 315 lb 5, 3, 2
press 115 lb 5, 3, 2
squat 245 lb 5, 3, 2
bench 195 lb 3
bench 185 lb 5, 3, 2
chin-ups 12, 8, 6, 6

Weight (Saturday, 9-24): 175 lb

Notes:  Not much to say.  Took the week off from the gym for rest and hoping to lose some weight.  Recovering from my food poisoning, however, meant that I had my normal level of hunger rather than the mild hunger I normally have when not lifting, so the only real upside to the week off was some rest for my hands and joints.

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September 19, 2011

Workout Log, PTTP, Week 9

Monday (9-12-2011)
squat 245 lb 5, 3, 2
press 120 lb 5, 3, 2
chinups 13, 9

Tuesday
deadlift 335 lb 5, 3, 2
bench 195 lb 5, 3, 2
pullups 10, 8

Wednesday
off

Thursday
squat 245 lb 5, 3, 2
press 125 lb 3
press 120 lb 3
press 105 lb 5
chinups 12, 9

Friday
off, sick

Weight (Thursday, 9-14-2011): 176 lb

Notes: Had food poisoning this week, starting just before midnight on Thursday, which is why Thursday morning's weight is listed. I lost 6 lb by Sunday morning, mostly through dehydration, but in no small part because I was nauseated and afraid to eat. Taking this week off to rest and recover. Might try a program change after that, might not. My only complaint about PTTP as I've been doing it is the damage to my hands, and I think I can mitigate that with some new gear I picked up.  My squat suffered some, but I think I can rotate in squats 1-2 times a week just fine.  I really like the short sessions in the gym, along with the regularity of schedule it gives me for meal planning.

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September 12, 2011

Workout Log, PTTP, Week 8

Monday (9-5-2011)
Off.

Tuesday
Off.

Wednesday
deadlift 325 lb 5, 3, 2
press 120 lb 5, 3, 2
pullups 11, 9
farmer's walk 60lb kettlebells 2 laps, 2 laps, 2 laps

Thursday
squat 225 lb 5, 3, 2
press 120 lb 4, 3, 3
chinups 13, 9

Friday
deadlift 325 lb 5, 3, 2
bench 190 lb 5, 3, 2
pullups 10, 9

Weight (Friday, 9-9-2011): 175 lb

Notes: Had a failed 5th rep on Thursday's presses.  I was sore going in, and probably should have just made a it a light day.  Between the holiday and various other gatherings, my diet hasn't been pristine, so I've added a tiny bit of weight I'm sure isn't muscle.  Going to stick with the program for now, mixing in squats and bench presses as the mood hits me, and maybe making one day a week a "light day" or just doing non-barbell work.

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September 06, 2011

Workout Log, PTTP, Week 7

Monday (8-29-2011)
deadlift 315 lb 5, 3, 2
press 115 lb 5, 3, 2
chinups 13, 8

Tuesday
deadlift 315 lb 5, 3, 2
press 120 lb 5, 3, 2
pullups 11, 8

Wednesday
Off.

Thursday
deadlift 325 lb 5, 3, 2
press 120 lb 5, 3, 2
press 100 lb 3x5
deadlift 265 lb 3x5
chinups 12, 8, 7

Friday
My hands needed a break, and I wanted to see how my squat and bench press had fared these last 7 weeks, so I tried some of each.  5 reps at 245 lb on squat was very hard in the hole, but felt like nothing out of the hole.  Since my deadlift is basically a 3/4 squat as far as my legs are concerned, this isn't too surprising.  Bench pressing went surprisingly well.  I did some working sets bouncing around the 195 lb range, then did two singles at 215 lb.  To date, this is the highest weight I've ever actually benched, so the carryover from an overhead press appears to be very solid.

Weight (Friday, 9-2-2011): 173 lb

Notes: Good week, even it wasn't solidly on-program.  I might take the early part or all of this week off to get some extended recovery.  I'm not sure I'm happy about what's happened with my squat, so I may have to tinker with the programming a bit and make sure I get them in somehow.

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