Monday, May 6, 2013

Entry #1177

Failed to deadlift 510. I'd been up all night and even 315 felt heavy so I'm not too worried. Still, I did go to Home Depot to check out how much patio tiles would run me for. $100 for 14. I'll keep it in mind if things just aren't happening here.

Swiss bar bench press:
235 x 5
265 x 3
295 x 4
> Bar clanged hard on the pins going down on the third rep and made me press with a 2-second pause off the chest for the fourth. Scared the hell out of me because of my pec tendons but astonishingly there was no pain at any point today, which is a milestone. Would have gotten 5 otherwise, but oh well. I'm happy with how light this felt. 

Incline Swiss bench:
155 x 5 x 10

Pendlay rows:
230 x 3 x 10

Cable rows:
Entire stack x 20, 20

Triceps and biceps 


  1. I cut 7 patio tiles in half recently to make 14 half mats. I'm going to test them out on the road, but it should work in theory, and cut your costs in half. Something to think about. Also, you could buy like 10 mats and stack 5 on top of a plate, and then keep removing the mats until you are down to the plate, then swap out the plate for mats again. A few strategies exist at least.

  2. The plate strategy is a great idea. Thanks man.