Sunday, April 27, 2014


Goblet squats:
50 x 30, 25, 25

50 lbs for 2 minutes

Yoga later.

Overhead press:
90, 115, 135 x 5

95 x 5 x 10

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Even warming-up with bodyweight my legs felt like lead. Been using my standing desk a lot in addition to walking a ton so I'm almost always on my feet during the days. Time for a deload, and maybe some laziness, haha.

Training at a new gym and it's pretty good. Owned by an actual IFBB pro. I can't stand the j-hooks in the rack, though. It's one attachment of 4 upward hooks and I can't lockout with the bar on my back fully until I finish walking out completely. However, it's quaint, quiet, has a trap bar (and I imagine I'd be able to bring my own bars), a heavy bag area, and $25 a month. Bumper plates as well.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Bench press:
230 x 5
265 x 5
300 x 5
> Strength is down. I wonder if infrequency, while non-consequential for a session or two, is starting to bite after too many times. That, or I'm losing weight from walking so much. Diet has been great, but I drink no milk except for breakfast before training now, in contrast to before.

Incline bench:
190 x 3 x 10

Various rows, push-ups, skullcrushers, and curls

Trained at 24 Hour. This one has no power rack, just squat racks. Don't like using the low benches to bench press.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Been doing a good deal of walking between my time hiking with Stephanie and taking advantage of our season passes to Six Flags.

335 x 5
390 x 5
440 x 4, 5
> Belt was too tight at first and my back hurt on the first set of 440. Loosening it up a notch actually felt a little too slack but my back felt better.

317 x 3 x 10

230 x 25


Monday, April 14, 2014

Overhead press:
150 x 5
170 x 5
197 x 5
135 x 3 x 10

Called it a day after that. I definitely need to deload.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hike today up where I used to go here by my house. Went uphill for about 45 minutes at a pretty brisk pace before turning around. Legs are sore from squats but it wasn't a killer trek or anything, despite the fact that I used to be sucking air on this very same spot when I'd go with George years ago.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

320 x 3
365 x 3
410 x 3
> Last time I failed the minimum and got 2, so I repeated the day and plan on doing the same numbers next cycle. A lack of volume through accessory work has seemed to hurt my squat performance bad but I'm on the upswing.

315 x 3 x 10
> The cure for what ails.

225 x 25

Fat Gripz holds:

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bench press:
260 x 5
295 x 3
330 x 3

Cable rows:
200 x 15
260 x 10, 10
200 x 15

Incline bench press:
190 x 10, 10, 8, 7, 8

Bilateral umbbell rows:
100s x 10, 10

Curls and rear-delts

Trained at my old Los Gatos gym. They want $100 a month now. Looks like I'll be doing 24 Hour instead.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Been going on hikes. Yesterday I tried to sign up for 24 but it was too expensive because of initiation fees, even though I've already been a member before. I was also dismayed about not all clubs being accessible.

Monday, April 7, 2014

380 x 5
430 x 3
480 x 1

315 x 10

225 x 20

Hurt my back doing squats somehow.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

First session since the move. I've lost 5 lbs but not as much strength as I thought I would have. I probably didn't take into account all the physical labor I did packing, despite personal stress and poor diet.

Went to 24 Hour with my friend Stephanie, which I'm probably going to get a membership to again.

Overhead press:
170 x 5
195 x 3
215 x 3

135 x 10, 10, 10, 10, 10

10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10

Incline skullcrushers:
45s x 10

Spider curls:
50s x 3 x 10


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Halfway through my trip. At Grant's Pass in a rest stop, feeling a little bored while I wait for my back to straighten out. They should set up squat racks here, maybe some punching bags as well.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Last day in Oregon. Diet has been poor but I've stocked up on snacks. Definitely lost a lot of weight. Spent around 26 hours packing with minimal sleep.