Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Cutting continued...

Wed, 26 Feb 14

Squats: 135x5, 225x5, 240x3, 260x2, 290x1, 320x3x5
Bench: 140x5, 155x5, 170x3, 190x2, 225x3x5

Managed my 80% for squats and about 85% on bench. This cold is gone, but my chest is still throwing out crap.  The diet continues, but as long as I hold the intensity I should be fine.  I only plan to diet a little longer.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Still sick

Sat, 22 Feb 14

Squats: 135x5, 225x5, 240x3, 260x2, 290x1, 320x3x5

Bench: 140x5, 155x5, 170x3, 190x2, 225x3x5

Managed my 80% for squats and about 85% on bench. This cold is still beating me up.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A Proper Session

Mon, 17 Feb 14

Bench: 140x2x5, 155x5, 170x3, 190x2, 210x5x5

CGBP: 185x3x5

Getting over a cold and stomach bug. Bench was good and CGBP was a little heavy.  Overall, pleased.

Tues, 18 Feb 14

Squats: 135x2x5, 210x5, 235x3, 260x2, 290x1, 320x5, 300x4x5

Had to squat today.  First set at 320 was soul crushing. Dropped it back to 300 to get my volume on the right side of the numbers. Was still pretty hard, but was starting to feel the groove by last set.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Here we go....

Sun 16 Feb 14

I ended up getting a cold and diarrhea at the end of the week.  Today I still feel pretty crappy, but thought I should get my joints and muscles moving again.

Soooo...  a light workout just to break the rust off the body.

Squats: 135x2x5, 185x5, 225x5, 275x5
Bench: 135x3x5, 185x2x5

My body didn't feel strong enough to do more than that, so that's where I left it.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Tues, 11 Feb 14

Tried to get a session in yesterday but the home computer needed un-f*cking.  Tried to get a session in today, warmed up to 320 lbs, and my legs balked.  I just didn't have it in me.

I'll bench tomorrow and see how things pan out the day after tomorrow.

In addition, I started dieting.  Starting weight is 228 lbs. 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Meet Day!

Sat, 8 Feb 14

Well, the big day is here!  I went in yesterday afternoon to set my rack and bench pin heights and weighed myself - I was 104 kg.  So no food or drink rest of the day.

First off, I managed to step on the scale at 101 kg, which was a drop of 3 kg since last night.  I was crazy thirsty this morning.  Drank a half gallon of half-strength Gatorade with some creatine (5 servings), glutamine (5 servings), and salt (2 tsp) in it.  Had a container of Mr. Noodles, a big cookie, and a few cups of chocolate Cheerios and I felt wired! 

Found the other guy in my weight class (105 kg, 40-49 years old) and basically followed him around.  Our squats were the same, his bench and deadlift were higher.  We warmed up together and it was pretty natural as to how to do it, considering we had two flights of lifters and were in the second flight.  The plan was to keep my lifts fairly conservative so as to not fail too much.

Squats:  165 kg (364 lb) opener, 175 kg (386 lb) second, and 182.5 kg (402 lb) final all three passed and the third lift was a lifetime PR. 
Bench: 110 kg (242 lb) opener failed on butt lift but was easy, 115 kg (254 lb) second passed, 120 kg (265 lb would have been a PR) failed on butt lift again and hurt my back.
Deadlifts: 195 kg (430 lb) opener passed, 202.5 kg (446 lb) foot moved failed, 202.5 again passed.

So, all in all I think I had a good day.  I managed to set a PR on my squats which was also a lifetime goal for me.  (Looking for 3/4/5 by age 50)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Last workout.

Thu, 6 Feb 14

Squats: 45x5, 135x5, 170x5, 215x3, 250x2, 280
Bench: 115x5, 135x5, 155x3, 165x2, 185
Deads: 225x5, 255x3, 295x2, 315, 330

A nice easy session to work up to a single at 70% of 1RM. Paused and deep. Had to shovel 8" of snow this morning, but it was light and fluffy, so no stress.

Next session: the Meet.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Pre-meet workout to openers

Tues, 4 Feb 14

Squats: 45x5, 135x5, 225x5, 280x5, 330x3, 365x1
Bench: 45x5, 115x5, 135x5, 180x5, 210x3, 235x1
Deadlifts: 225x5, 295x5, 345x3, 360x2, 420x1

Warmed up to my openers in full apparel today, just to make sure there wouldn't be any wardrobe malfunctions. Everything stayed where it needed to and I made all my lifts. One workout to go on Thursday - light day, just about 70% of 1RM to stay limber.