Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Overhead press:
170 x 5
195 x 5
225 x 3, 4
> Couldn't get 5. I've gone over a year without failing a training day (not counting deadlifts). It's been a fantastic run. I will be training push presses for the next three weeks and retry next cycle.

One-arm lat pulldowns:
200 x 12, 11, 11, 11
Two: 220 x 20

Arnold press:
75s x 10, 10, 10, 10

Rear-delt flyes:
25s x 20, 20

Swiss bar preacher curls:
95 x 10

I'm cutting weight. I like the way I feel better in the 205 lb area. Also importantly, I find that my strength capacity is the same there as it is 240+. Only difference up there is that I'm fatter. Sure, the journey on that weight gain yields great results, but I can be just as strong light as I can heavier at the end of the day; it just might not happen as rapidly.

I think my era of dramatic bulks is over, aside from competition aspirations (as it stands, though, the 198 lb weight class sounds dandy).

This will be done slowly. My only changes this week are to halve my milk intake, lessen my sugar intake post-workout, and to avoid ice cream for dessert.


  1. Be exciting to see you progress on weight loss. I came to the same conclusion a while back. It's fun being big, but not real good for comp.

  2. Thanks for the encouragement. I meant to do this before but would abandon ship when I'd inevitably nab a cool PR the next day or something, not wanting to slow my gains down, haha. It's time to commit to what I want.

    1. It's definitely rough. Having a reason to cut really helped me. When I had a meet looming, it seemed reasonable to me. These days, I have 10lbs to lose and just zero desire to do it.