Saturday, May 31, 2014

Upper body

Sat, 31 May 14

Bench: 45x5, 135x5, 185x5, 215x5, 230x3x5

OHP: 45x10, 95x5, 115x5, 135x3x5

Curls: 45x3x20

Bike's washed and waxed. Time for a ride, but let's work out first!  Bench was good, a little hard but might be able to add a set next time. Haven't done OHP for a while, hard but went well. Curls for tendon protection.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Squats and shrugs

Wed, 28 May 14

Squats: 45x2x5, 135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 275x5x5

Shrugs: 135x20, 225x3x20

Getting tired of not having a good session and feeling demoralized.  Worked my way up in fives until I felt that was just hard enough.  Finished the set and worked up a good sweat. Shrugs for traps.

Still doing cardio and cutting back on the food. Should be sunny for the next week so I expect to walk almost every day.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Terrible, crappy session.

Sun, 25 May 14

Squats: 45x10, 135x5, 185x5, 235x5, 265x10, 225x10.

Chins: 5,5,5,5

Just felt like garbage. No energy. No strength.  Completely out of breath at the 265, exhausted after the 225x10.

Too fat for chins.  Well, except the ones on my face.


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Whole lotta benching.

Thu, 22 May 14

Bench: 45x10, 135x10, 165x10x10. (=60% of 1RM)

A little GVT inspired work today.  Light and pumpy to help with my shoulder.  Should be interesting on squat day - I estimate 245x10x10.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Cutting, reduced workout.

Fri, 26 May 14

Squats: 45x10, 135x10, 225x5, 275x3, 295x2, 320x3x5

Bench: 45x10, 135x10, 195x10, 215x10, 230x3x5

Not too bad.  Down 5 lbs from 229 last Sat am.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Wed, 14 May 14

Deadlifts (3.5" deficit): 135x5, 225x5, 315x5
Deadlifts (normal) 345x3, 365x8x2

Phew! That was hard. Tried a 345 deficit, but couldn't get past my shins.  Moved the boards, got myself together, and continued.  Wore my belt loose for the full out lifts. I can still get the full sensation of pushing against it, even though there's not a lot of pressure from it.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Big session

Sun, 21 May 14

Anderson squats: 135x10, 225x10, 295x10, 345x10
Bench: 135x10, 185x10, 215x10, 225x3x10
Curls: 45x2x30

Squats were heavy., but that's the point. Got stars at 395 so I stopped. Bench was good, last two reps of the last set were slower, but didn't hitch.

Curls up to 30 reps, keeping the tendonitis away.

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Y in Sydney

Mon, 5 May 14

Deadlifts:  135x5, 225x5, 275x5, 315x3, 365x2, 385x1
Squats: 135x10, 225x5, 275x5, 315x3x5
Bench: 135x10, 185x10, 225x7, 225x5, 245x5

Had to wait for the rack so some deadlifts  first.  Some squats some bench then supper.

Saturday, May 3, 2014


Sat, 3 May 14

Squats: 135x10, 185x5, 225x5, 275x5x5

Worked my way up to what felt heavy while maintaining an upright torso.  Belt really loose as there's still too much fat in my old hernia area - belt was causing the newly formed fat to tear the scar tissue.  My power pants and erector shirt arrived but they're too tight (even using my proper measurements) and I'll have to send them back for something two sizes larger.