Thursday, January 28, 2016

Light day of squats

Thurs, 28 Jan 16

Squats: 45x5, 135x5, 225x5, 275x5, 315x3x5

I carbed up last night and this morning and did some light squats today.  I used my wraps instead of sleeves and kept everything brisk.  I should have worn my sleeves because my knees were totally raw.  I've forgotten what a break-in period those things had and how much they pull your hair.  It's like when someone used to twist there hands around your wrists.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Cutting, Deadlifts

Tues, 26 Jan 16

Deadlifts: 135x5, 225x5, 275x5, 315x5, 345x3, 365x2, 380x5x2

To keep the deadlifts from getting grindy I broke the top sets into doubles and used my straps for 380.  I'll be glad when people start to drop off in Feb, it's been too hard to get in all my sessions with the tons of people there.  So - no OHP again today.  I'm not terribly worried, as it's not really a competition lift, but more so for some push balance.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Cutting, bench

Mon, 25 Jan 16

Bench: 135x3x5 (W,M,C), 185x5, 225x5, 235x3, 240x4,3,3

Gym was super busy today and couldn't get much time.  Did my benches since that's the exercise that I haven't done longer than the others.  Couldn't hit five reps, so broke it out over 3 sets.

Weight went down to 239.2, so down about 2 lbs this week.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Cutting, Squats

Fri, 22 Jan 15

Squats: 135x5 (front), 225x5, 275x5, 315x5, 335x3, 350x2, 360x3,2,2,3

Couldn't hit the five squats for 2 sets at the top - so I decided to just do as many sets as it took to hit 10 reps total.  Overall, 25 reps at better than 60% of 1RM.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Cutting, Deadlifts/OHP

Wed, 20 Jan 16

Deadlifts: 135x5, 225x5, 315x5, 345x3,  405x2, 405x3x1, 315x5
OHP: 135x2x5, 155x5, 165x5, 170x3

Phew!  I forgot what number I was supposed to use (didn't write it down).  I just went in and lifted what I could in the time allotted and called it a day.  Still dieting.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Cutting, Squats/Bench

Mon, 18 Jan 16

Squats: 135x5, 225x5, 315x5, 335x3, 345x2, 355x1, 360x1x4, 360x1x3, 360x1
Bench: 135x5 (W), 135x5 (M), 135x5 (N), 225x5, 235x2, 240x5, 240x4

A little tired today, a lot of snow removal yesterday.  Still on track with the dieting, 241 on Sat.  (12 lbs)

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Cutting, Deadlifts

Thurs, 14 Jan 16

Deadlifts: 135x5, 225x5, 315x5, 345x3, 375x2x5

Nice and simple.  Straps on the top sets.  Had a storm day yesterday, but pushing my snowblower around is just like cardio - the clutch is going and it barely moves by itself, so I push it around the yard lol.  I've got a replacement rubber pressure plate ring on order.  I ate like a horse yesterday, but the scale still dropped despite that.  244 lbs.  That's 9 over the past two weeks so far.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Cutting, bench/OHP

Tues, 12 Jan 16

OHP: 95x2x5, 135x5, 155x3, 165x2, 175x2x5
Bench: 135x2x5, 185x5, 205x3, 215x2, 230x2x5

Went well.  Bench was a struggle on the last two reps, but otherwise unremarkable.  Thats 30 reps at greater than 50% of 1RM - top set was about 85% of 1RM.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Cutting, let's try again. Squats

Mon, 11 Jan 16

Squats: 135x5, 225x5, 275x5, 315x3, 335x2, 345x2x5

The gym was busy today.  I had hoped to get in my benching, but had no time.  I'll do that tomorrow.  Plan is to shoot for a similar scheme with 2 top sets, twice a week.  Weight is around 85% of 1RM, which I believe is decent stimulus for 2 sets on a diet.  So, total of 25 reps at a stimulating weight. 

Weight loss was good last week, from 253 down to 247.  I ended up getting a bunch of sinus issues throughout the week due to the insanely high office heat with two heaters blowing in my face.  This really crippled me for lifting, and I ended up just hitting the single day.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Cutting time! First day back.

Tues, 5 Jan 16

Squats: 45x5, 135x5, 225x5, 275x5, 315x5, 350x3
Bench: 135x3x5, 185x5, 225x3

Meh.  I should have stayed limber over the holidays.  I was severely stiff and the dieting did not help with the effort.  I'll post up measurements over the weekend, but I'm fat as crap right now.  I estimate I need to lose about 50 lbs. (Weigh in weight 253 lbs)

I'll take tomorrow off and go back Thursday and see if I can move a little more.  Do some foam rolling.