Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Entry #319

Performed Workout #1 from www.trainforstrength.com
Completed it with little difficulty. Last time I was unable to complete the push~ups pyramid.
I'm reaping the benefits of endurance training. I might have this replace the bodybuilding routine for the following week. Most likely I'll just alternate from one to the other before going back to powerlifting.

Did some experimenting in shadowboxing today with a peek~a~boo stance. I'm not going to attempt to practice with it until I can officially get coached, but just from trying it feels so much more natural to me than what I've already learned. The tight guard feels awesome. Must check out the gym this weekend. I'll have struck gold if I can run to it.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Found a boxing gym near me. It's closer than AKA is. Might be within running distance.

Friday, August 25, 2006

I can't stand straight. I tried to box and I just fell down.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Entry #316

Have been steadily increasing calorie intake. I'm going to manage by without weightgainer for another week or two.

New split is 100% bodybuilding. It'll be on the menu for just a few weeks, however. Entirely custom~made.

Monday: Quads/Glutes/Calves
Tuesday: Chest/Lats/Traps/Forearms
Wednesday: Delts/Calves/Abs
Thursday: Lower back/Hamstrings
Friday: Triceps/Biceps/Forearms
Saturday: Delts/Traps/Calves/Abs
Sunday: Rest

High volume stuff, but I've been resting for this. There's also no pre~set routine. I'll be relying on experience and intuition. This encourages the variety and shock that bodybuilding entails. Squats, deadlifts, and bench are all in still.

Will continue bag~work as normal. I'm trying to look up the aforementioned MMA guy for AKA.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Entry #315

Taking a few days off while I devise a new routine. It's going to be bodybuilding~oriented in order to give my system a break from maxing out multiple times a week. Last time I tried this I made tremendous gains (January '06, ECO training).

Shoulder is feeling better so I can probably resume boxing~work with no problems.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Entry ##314

End cutting phase.

Currently at 192 lbs, which is 20 lbs less than what I was in April.


Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Cut short again. Shoulder problems.

Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Entry #313

ME lower~body

Was extremely careful coming in. Had an extensive warm~up with the exercise bike.

Felt a small pain in left leg joint going down on third set of squat. I repeated the same weight for another and the problem remained. I took no chances; reracked the bar from there. Still, it was much better than last time. Should have no problems next week at this rate, and with the extra DE training days.

Instead switched over to heavy lunges with 105's for dumbbells, and had no problems. Made gains on this.

Sunday, August 6, 2006

Entry #312

Cardio day. HIIT in the morning on the track, jumprope later at night. Conditioning is excellent.
Entry #311

Internet was down; unable to record yesterday.

Saturday, August 5, 2006

DE upperbody

I've lost 12 lbs and am down to 195.

Also began reloading phase on creatine mono.

Speedbag for warm~up. Three rounds of it mixed in between the initial sets of the first lift for endurance purposes.

Continued on with ten sets of speedbench. 185 felt oddly heavy, but I was rather sore. Made a point of bringing the bar down lower; instinctively it comes down to my chest. Blame bodybuilding.

Went heavy on everything else. No drop in gains here.

Found a new recruit for the AKA. I knew the guy working at Taco Bell when I walked there later at night. He asked me about training and made mention of how he wants to join there. He said he's excited because he just got his new car, too. Still, it'll only work if it's offered to me; I'm not going to impose myself on his convenience by getting a ride from him everytime. Same goes for George and the other dude (who never got back to me). If I can somehow organize all of this to work, though, I'll have some awesome training partners.

Friday, August 4, 2006

Entry #310

DE lowerbody

Making a point of not missing out on these.  Box squats work, in regards to both assisting heavy lifts and as AR. Started out stiff, but felt strong by the end.

Did Romanians for back work with 225. The form is tricky; should practice on a clear bar at home. It's worth the trouble because they're better than extensions for building hammies.

As with box squats, shrugs were tough to get into. Probably harder than before because of the DL's, but by the end I was repping 'till I saw red. Loaded the bar with 365 lbs. Great carryover for grip.

Worked on some easy knees and combinations at home, more for the sake of stretching out than anything else.

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Entry #309

ME lowerbody

Cut short in a matter of sets. I pulled a muscle on squats. I was having trouble with 285 (!), and on rep one of set two I felt a sharp pain in my thigh. Reracked it and had a long, thoughtful walk home.

There's literally some new obstacle or injury every week now. This is fucking war.