Sunday, June 26, 2005

Entry #118
Squat day:

Squats -- 5 sets; 12, 10, 6, 5, 5 reps (135 lbs for warm-ups, 255 lbs on last three sets)

Leg press -- 4 sets; 10, 6, 8, 8 reps (225 lbs warm-up, 600 lbs last three sets)

Leg extension -- 4 sets; 8 reps (180 lbs)

Leg curls -- 4 sets; 8 reps (120 lbs)

Powerlifting protocol does not condone such isolation
exercises, yet I would like to train calves individually on a
seperate day, perhaps with abs. Should not conflict with the schedule.
Also adding endurance training on my off days with push-ups and
pull-ups, respectively (thanks for this, Jared). Including that with
martial arts training (muay thai, hopefully soon) and boxing
drills on the heavy bag, and there's my summer. And skating.

Water intake is at a good level. Drank half a gallon during the session.

On leg press I was disappointed with how I was only able to do 6
reps, and I thought about dropping the weight a little bit, since I had
just done squats. Instead I pointed my finger at the plates, told them
to "Go to Hell", and then did 8 reps. Terminated. But they'll be back.
Went on to the speed bag for cooling down at the end.

Light shadow boxing and flexibility stretches at home. My speed is picking up a little bit. 


  1. Hope the muscular endurance work does well. I found it gave me some great gains.

  2. I can't function without training!! I'll never stop.
    lol You do 135 for warm-up!! Oh well, I'll get to 255 one day. I've never told the weights to "Go to Hell," but now I think I will. That's an awesome way to psyc up for a set!
    You drink while you train? I've never done that before. I know that if your dehydrated even a little you'll lose a significant amount of strength, but I always drink water during my pre-workout snack. Does it really help?

  3. With your attitude and commitment to training I have no doubt you'll go above even 135 in the next few weeks. Then one day we'll both break Fred Hatfield's 1,014 lb squat.
    I just drink a lot to stay hydrated especially since I'm sweating out water. I think it helps a bit.