January 30, 2012

Workout Log, start of rest week

Monday (1-23-2012)
squat 285 lb 5, 3, 2
press 120 lb 5, 3, 2
chinups 12, 8, 6
barbell shrug 245 lb 5, 3, 2

Wednesday
deadlift 335 lb 5, 3, 2
bench 205 lb 5, 3, 2
pendlay row 185 lb 5, 3, 2
farmer's walk 60 lb kettlebells 3 laps

Weight (Sunday): 179 lb

Notes: I have some kind of hip sprain, likely from a slip on some ice, a bad lean on a heavy squat, 6 weeks of heavy training with no downtime, or some combination of the above.  Took Friday off, not headed back to the gym until my hip feels better.

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January 23, 2012

Workout Log, Texas Method, Week 4

Monday (1-16-2012)
squat 275 lb 5x5
bench 190 lb 4x5, 4, 2
deadlift 335 lb 2x3

Wednesday
squat 225 lb 2x5
press 115 lb 3x5
chinups 13, 8, 6
back hyperextensions 25 lb 5x10
tricep pressdown 200 lb 3x5
hammer curls 45 lb 3x5 each arm

Friday
squat 305 lb 3, 1
bench 210 lb 4, 2, 1
power clean 145 lb 5x3


Weight (Monday): 180 lb

Notes:  Stalled out on bench and squat now, from the look of it.  I suspect it's because I'm just not eating enough to put on the muscle any further increase in poundage would require.  At this point, I pretty much have to pick a goal and go with it.  I pick abs.  I can always bulk again later.  Going to shift gears this week back to something closer to a PTTP template, and cut back a bit more on food intake.  We'll see if I can get down to about 168 and maintain all my current 5RM numbers (335 deadlift, 295 squat, 205 bench, 120 press).

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January 13, 2012

Workout Log, Texas Method, Week 3

Monday (1-9-2012)
squat 265 lb 5x5
press 115 lb 5x5
deadlift 335 lb 1x5

Wednesday
squat 225 lb 2x5
bench 175 lb 3x5
chinups 11, 8, 7
back hyperextensions 25 lb 5x10

Friday
squat 300 lb 5
press 125 lb 4
power clean 145 lb 5x3
hammer curls 40 lb 3x5 each arm
cable pressdowns 200 lb 3x5

Weight (Friday): 182 lb

Notes: Decent week, just barely eked out a new squat 5RM, almost hit a new 5RM on press, but that 5th rep just wouldn't glide through the sticking point.  Probably need to keep 300 lb as my squat target for next week, moving up to 275 for volume day.  Might have just needed more sleep this week.

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January 12, 2012

Blogroll addition

Just added Maria Konovalenko's blog to the blogroll.  Stunning, works on longevity research, and has a Russian accent.  It was sort of impossible not to add her.

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January 09, 2012

Workout Log, Texas Method, Week 2

Monday (1-2-2012)
squat 255 lb 5x5
bench 185 lb 5x5
deadlift 325 lb 1x5

Wednesday
squat 205 lb 2x5
press 105 lb 3x5
chinups 13, 8, 6
back hyperextensions 45 lb 5x10
hang cleans 95 lb 3x3

Friday
squat 295 lb 5, 1
bench 210 lb 4, 2
power clean 135 lb 5x3
EZ curls 80 lb 2x8
cable pressdowns 170 lb 2x8

Weight (Sunday): 181 lb

Notes: New 5RM on squat, came close but didn't hit a new 5RM on bench.  Did a tabata workout Tuesday for conditioning and some farmer's walks on Thursday for grip, conditioning, and general badassery.  So far, no milk or cheese this year.  I miss it, but I'm managing.

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January 02, 2012

Workout Log, Texas Method, Week 1

Monday (12-26-2011)
squat 245 lb 5x5
press 110 lb 5x5
deadlift 315 1x5

Wednesday
squat 205 lb 2x5
bench 175 lb 3x5
chinup 11
parallel-grip pullup 8
pullup 6
wide-grip pullup 5
back hyperextensions 45 lb 5x10

Friday
squat 285 lb 5
press 125 lb 4, 1
power clean 145 lb 3x3
power clean 115 lb 2x3

Weight (Friday): 183 lb

Notes:  Week one on the Texas Method.  New 5RM on squat, no such luck on the press.  This coming week will be an attempt at increasing squat 5RM to 290, bench 5RM to 210.

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