Jan 132012


165 (+10) – 3×5 – 5, 5, 5

This was probably ill-advised because my tendon was upset because of the temp change, but it seems to have gone okay, and I have a two day break coming up. Will resume five pound jumps from here on out.


135 (+0) – 3×5 – 5, 5, 3

It’s coming back, but slowly.


135×3, 185×3, 225×3, 275×3, 305×3

When I press with my oly shoes on, my knee sometimes gets aggravated a little (causing the leg to unlock). But it hasn’t yet, and I thought it might be related to my new Rehband knee sleeves (one size smaller than my other pair). Figured I’d test it on these, and they went pretty well. Last time I tried these, I stopped at 275 because my knee was giving out. This time it didn’t have nearly as much movement as the last time at thirty pounds less. Might be worth trying a progression of DLs.

 Posted by at 9:51 pm
Jan 132012


155 (+0) – 3×5 – 5, 5, 5

Was surprised I wasn’t sore at all, until I was done with these.


135 (+0) – 3×5 – 5, 4, 0

Definitely should have started lower, but it should come back pretty okay. I don’t know if it has to do with how I’ve been studying (posture and what not), but my traps have been killing me enough to have a small impact on these. So I’ll have to break out the lacrosse ball.

 Posted by at 9:44 pm
Jan 132012

Took nearly a three week break for the holidays so that I could get moved and get settled in for the next two months of studying. No idea what my weight is right now. I’ve done a pretty good job of not gorging myself (but I have been eating like shit). Fairly certain I’m about the same weight I was before Christmas, but not sure…and it doesn’t really matter.

Got a free seven day pass to a nearby 24 Hour Fitness. Was not nearly as bad as I had expected…but they only have one squat rack that is suitable for full squats (the other has fixed safety bars that are just a bit too high). Considering how busy it gets there, this would be the death of me. Oh, and hexagonal plates. Metroflex it will be, starting next week. (Probably would have been anyways.)


135×5, 145×5, 155×5

This was just to see where I was after the break and ease back into it. I was surprised I didn’t really lose anything on this, but then again, it was never really strength that held be back.


125×5, 135×5

Same thing with this. I probably should have stopped with 125, considering I know how quickly I lose strength on press.

Skipped doing anything else.

 Posted by at 9:40 pm