October 24, 2013

Rest week, weigh-in

Weight (Saturday, 10-19-2013): 182 lb

Notes:  I rested and got fatter.  Must have just over-eaten.

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October 14, 2013

Workout log, Texas Method? week 2

Monday (10-7-2013)
squat 135x5, 185x3, 225x2, 265 5x5
bench 95x5, 135x3, 155x2, 175 5x5
pendlay row 135x5, 155 5x5

Wednesday
deadlift 135x5, 225x3, 275x2, 315 4x5
press 65x5, 95x3, 115 4x5, 4
chin-up +45 5,5,4; +25 5,4; +0 2x5

Friday
squat 135x5, 185x3, 225 2x5
power clean 135x3, 145 5x3
bench 95x5, 135x3, 185 3x5
pendlay row 135x5, 165 3x5
tricep pressdown 150 3x8
dumbbell curl 30 3x8
dumbbell lateral raise 25 3x8

Weight (Saturday): 180 lb

Notes: TM didn't happen this week, nothing did, really.  I'm at 5 weeks with no back-off and my joints need some rest.  This is the leanest I've been at a weight of 180, but I'm still probably primed for some slimming down as Fall starts in earnest.

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October 07, 2013

Workout log, Texas Method? week 1

Monday (9-30-2013)
squat 135x5 185x3, 225x2, 265 5x5
press 65x5, 95x3, 110 5x5
power clean 135 8x3
chin-up +25 5x5

Wednesday
squat 135x5, 185x3, 215 2x5
bench 95x5, 135x3, 175 3x5
pendlay row 135x5, 155 3x5
weighted hyperextension +25 3x10, superset with plank
plank 3x60s, superset with weighted hypers

Friday
squat 135x5, 185x2, 225x2, 265x2, 305x3
press 65x5, 95x2, 105x2, 120x2, 135 f,f
push press 140x3
power clean 135x5, 155 f,f
dumbbell curl 30 3x8
tricep pushdown (straight bar) 150 3x8
lateral raises 25 3x8

Weight (Friday):
179 lb

Notes: Other than PCs on Monday rather than deads, this is basically a TM week, with a good start and middle and an utter failure at the end.  The 305 squat was supposed to be a 5RM test, and I couldn't do 4, and I could not press 135 past an inch or so above my head.  This makes 4 consistent weeks of full-body workouts in a row.  Going to do one more then take a backoff week, I think.

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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 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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