Cycle III Wave 3 Workout B
BP (alternated with sets of chinups)
185x1 - ties PR. Spotter thought I had another nickle left in me.
190 - Fail
Pissed off, so:
Chinups (between sets of BP)
1/1/1/1 - I knew after the first "set" that I was going to have trouble. It didn't go up very easy. I eventually tweaked my middle back on the third "set."
Deficit BP done in strip set fashion. No rest, just change plates.
I mentioned earlier in this thread that I'm interested in running a Smolov Cycle for BP. I think I've worked out in my mind how to do that and still keep a bit of a 531 presence in the squat and deadlift. It will mean scaling back squats and deads to maintenance levels only, as well as probably eliminating assistance work for those exercises. I don't know about doing the full Smolov Cycle (13 weeks?). Life just isn't that cooperative. I DO think I can manage a cycle of Smolov Jr. for starters. See how it works. I think, though, that I'll do one more cycle of 531 as I have been. My gym always shuts down for a few days at the end of Summer(cleaning/maintenance/etc.), and another cycle of 531 would put me in mid-September for a Smolov start up. There won't be any more scheduled gym closings until Thanksgiving. Should give me ample time to get things stirred up.
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Cancer Survivor - 7/21/10
Benchmark 5K time: 27:45 (3/5/11)
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