Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Have a powerlifting meet I'm going to sign up for on July 1st. I'm going to be cutting down. Have started by cutting down my milk consumption and then added more cardio than normal. Yesterday I ran Hills with a short jog after.

Bench press
Up to 275 x 8
Pushing things a little on my third week. Since it's the heaviest I've stuck to in a while 275 initially feels heavy but I find that I don't get tired repping it. Hopefully this means good things for my max. My shoulder has been feeling much better so this has all been paying off.

225 x 10, 10, 10, 10
245 x 10

10, 11, 12
45 x 10, 10
90 x 8

Curls and facepulls

Monday, April 25, 2016

SSB squats
355 x 5
400 x 3
450 x 1

320 x 3 x 10

At night:

SSB squats
240 x 15

Dumbbell lunges
50s x 20

Band leg curls, planks

The past few sessions my knee has been hurting. It felt good today going into the workout but I still resolved to use knee sleeves. No pain.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Strict press
180 x 8, 8, 8, 8
140 x 14

Lying dumbbell rows
125s x 5 x 10

Bench push-ups, curls

Finishing up from Friday's press session.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Managed to get in a max lift before work. Strict pressed 250 after a failed set, which matches my all-time record. Will do the rest tomorrow.

Went on a 45-minute night jog last night.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Missed recording a lot. Some rapid fire entries.

Last press day, I did only 237.5x2. Squat day was 425x3. Bench day was more bodybuilding stuff.

Yesterday, I mat pulled 535x9 off of 8 mats.

Monday, April 11, 2016

SSB squats
Up to 400 x 5

320 x 8, 8, 10

Leg curls

Back in the mix after more than a week off squatting heavy.

After this, which was yesterday, I did a bodybuilding upper-body workout. Started out with skullcrushers super-set with curls to pre-exhaust the muscles and then hit 185 lb bench presses for sets of 10-15.

I'm hungry for competition again. I haven't done strongman training in several months.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Forgot to record 200 bodyweight squats the day after my bench day.

Strict press
175 x 5
200 x 5
222.5 x 5
Good stuff. Was concerned about my back but it held up. I even twinged it a tiny bit picking up a 45 plate before the max (stupid).

175 x 9, 8, 7
155 x 7 -> 135 x 3

Lying dumbbell rows
125s x 8, 10, 12, 12, 12

Behind-the-neck press
65 x 22


Short rest times to make it in time for work. I have an early day tomorrow so I will probably do chest and biceps tomorrow afternoon.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Very frustrating week. Last Tuesday I twinged my back doing mat pulls. It wasn't too bad, but the next morning while half asleep I stretched in bed and hurt my back much worse just from that, lol. That took me out the rest of the week until today. While getting ready for a bench press workout, I hurt my back again while setting a 50 lb kettlebell down on the stands to anchor them.

I managed to get my workout done fine by sticking with barbell work and thereby avoiding any more accidents stooping over to pick up dumbbells, but I'm going to have to stick with bodyweight squats for now. Spirits remain high and I'm ever vigilant.

Bench press
Up to 275 x 6, 6
225 x 12, 10
185 x 15, 15, 12

10, 10, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12

Behind-the-neck press
65 x 25

Dumbbell curls
50s x 10

Post-workout and my back feels better. Weird. Something about arching during the bench press put pressure in the right way on it.