Friday, April 1, 2011

Currently weighing 231. Huge spike. Been on creatine for the past week and a half, which I credit most of it to.

Training has been great. I'm doing Wendler's 5/3/1 to give my shoulders a break from heavy benching and squatting thrice a week on Madcow. I did try Westside a week inbetween but switched once my bench dropped the ensuing cycle after. Now I'm gaining weight and strength like never before. The low volume and session time was just what I needed.

Currently I'm in the middle of week 2. What this has me doing is taking a conservative estimate of my max, using 90% of that, and then basing all my percentages on my sub-max 90%. I end up using very light weight for no more than fives or triples, but on the final set I'm encouraged to bust out as many reps as I can manage for 90% of that 90%. It's weird but my body is adapting to it quite proficiently.