I felt good when I got in that morning and that feeling carried on through my workout.
- 500m row
- 3×5 Back Squat: 270#
- 3×5 Press: 145#
- 1×5 Dead Lift: 355#
Exhausted this morning. Got 3 or 4 hours of sleep all broken up. Wanted to do more but the feeling of exhaustion was too much. I just hit a point where I didnâ€™t feel good and needed to leave.
- 500m row
- 50 GHD
- 50 GHBE (25#)
- Dead lift protocol (315#, 365#, 395#)
- Front Squat Negative @ 135#: 12 reps
- Dip Negative @ BW: 11 reps
I had V take some â€œafterâ€ pics of me yesterday to compare against the one that I took on Sept. 3rd before starting the AdvoCare 24 day money loan. I am hesitant to post them here because I am still, for the most part, grossly unhappy about my appearance. With that said though, I am extremely happy with the progress that I am seeing and will continue until I can get actual â€œafterâ€ pictures that mean something more. These current â€œafterâ€ pictures should be called â€œprogressâ€ pictures.
Validation that you are going down the right path and that what you are doing is working is ALWAYS nice.
My parents will be here tonight and are staying for a little over a week. I am really excited to see them again. I really hope that by this time next year, we are all together. Itâ€™s been so long since I have had regular family around (aside from my grandmother).
Yeah yeah yeahâ€¦ there are highs and lows.
I never got to re-do my total after the 8 week super strong program ended. I could only speculate on where it would have been, but itâ€™s a pretty worthless endeavor at this point as my strength has clearly suffered in my absence.
I got 2 strength workouts in this week and took them sort of light. I am trying to get my body acclimated to lifting again. Yesterday, I got to the gym while V did an elements class with someone. I entertained Brenna with 5 sets of negatives”:
- Front Squat: 12 reps @ 165#
- Dead Lift: 12 @ 235#
- Press: 10 @ 135# (push pressed for the positive)
- Pull Ups: 9 @ BW
- Ring Dips: 10 @ BW
It felt good to get back in there. This coming week should be a bit more regular with attendance. Maybe one day soon I will break 1100 =)
First, last nightâ€™s workoutâ€¦
- 50 GHDs
- 50 GHBE (35#)
- 50 Russian KBS (1.5 pood)
- 3 minute KB complex (1.5 pood)
- 4×3 3-position snatch (75#, 95#, 105#, 115#)
- 4×3 3-position clean (115#, 135#, 145#, 155#)
- 5×5 Romanian Dead Lift (225#, 295#, 315#, 325#, 335#)
- 3×5 Back Squat @ 85% of 1RM (310# x 3)
- Negatives @ 50% of 1RM
- Dead Lifts â€“ 8 @ 225# (grip gave out)
- Back Squats â€“ 12 @ 185#
- Presses â€“ 12 @ 95#
- Dips â€“ 10 @ Bryan
- Pull Ups â€“ 10 @ Bryan
- 1 minute of 90% effort on the AirDyne â€“ 29 cals
This was a ton of work and I was exhausted when it was over. I came home and ate a ton. I would have liked to have gotten a bit more sleep, but I â€˜m not going to complain. What I got was good sleep.
Goldberg and I had an interesting little conversation last night. I can say, without tooting my own horn, really, that I put up some good numbers. I am strong. I am not really fast or, anything else for that matter, but I am say I am pretty strong. Still though, strength is relative.
I can say with a fairly high level of certainty that someone who is dead lifting for a 1RM @ 100# is working JUST as hard (and in some cases, maybe even HARDER) that someone going for a 1RM @ 400#.
Donâ€™t sell yourself short and think that just because you are lifting less weight than someone else that you arenâ€™t as strong or working as hard. Itâ€™s all relative. Work hard.