Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Entry #905

Walked out on my job. Felt great.

320 x 5 (pronated)
365 x 3 (pronated)
405 x 9
> Awesome, haha. Could have done 405 overhand but reps were too high for that.

Two days before:

Overhead press:
142.5 x 5
160 x 3
180 x 5

5/3/1 is such a great program, but this is my max week and I'm doing reps higher than 8. Thinking about adding a fifth microcycle for 1-3 reps at an estimated max with no percentages involved, then deloading. Or, I could deload as normal and then repeat the four weeks with the same max estimates, only this time nixing the 90% rule. On the third week I could do the plan of getting rid of percentages for maxes. That might be better for recovery than just an extra week added on, and it would make for a longer preparatory period ala Bill Starr.


  1. Why did you walk out?

  2. They don't let him fap at work. That's why he said "Felt great."

  3. From what I've read, most early cycles of 5/3/1 start with very high reps in the max category, but as you stay on it ends up taking it's toll.  I wouldn't make any changes personally, and just keep making gains and adding to your base percentage.  It's a good way to keep up the lifting momentum.

  4. Johnathan CroachmuinJuly 7, 2011 at 6:00 AM

    maybe you should take your self-righteous know it all attitude and shove it up your immigrant ass you faggot

    and dre is an actual homo. no joke.

  5. @Fighter_and_Writer: Funny, I was thinking exactly that today when I got only 5 reps on my bench press compared to 8 on my last max day. Thanks for the input.@Johnathon Croachmuin: Gross, don't hit on me.