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Old 06-12-2014, 09:26 PM   #11
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Nice. Restricted rest periods are a great way of increasing efficiency.

Plenty of good singles.
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Thanks Dray.

Yesterday I pulled way back on my intake. I also made a good healthy dinner that allowed me to eat until I was full without worry. The result is that I dropped from 242 yesterday morning to 237.6 this morning. I'll continue to eat more conservatively in the coming weeks. This high volume training is demanding and makes me hungry, but I know from this past week that I can do the workouts without extra calories.

I've been continuing to think about and plan my peaking period. I'm not a big fan of Sheiko 32. It takes you super heavy 3 weeks out, then you never go over 70% again until the competition. That goes against the idea of ramping up the intensity and pulling back the volume as you head into the meet.

I think I'll instead use the Korte 3x3 intensity mesocycle for my peak. The frequency stays extremely high and I'll be able to regulate the intensity myself to get to where I want to be come meet day. I'm looking forward to doing the other Sheiko cycles though. I'm already getting bored doing the same workouts over and over, and even though Sheiko doesn't use a lot of different movements, every single workout is different. That keeps things far more interesting.
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:49 PM   #13
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I had chicken out and thawed for dinner tonight, but my wife REALLY wanted to go to McAlister's and get a salad, so I acquiesced and we went to McAlister's. They have pretty good food, but unfortunately the portions are really small. I got a French dip, but it wasn't nearly enough. I ended up going back up to the counter and ordering a club. Kind of annoying to have to spend $17 on my dinner just because they make food for little people.

But I'm full now, so there you go. Time to have a couple Rum and Dr. P's and spend a relaxing Friday evening at home.
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I might collapse before finishing those sessions. Stay schemin.
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Yeah, soooo, it turns out I was doing things wrong with the 3x3 program. As I've now found out, I'm supposed to actually use my equipped max when calculating my working weights. So the lifts have actually been a bit lower than they should have been if I was going to actually follow 3x3.

I changed things and put in the right numbers and the weights are...hard. To say the least. It's doable, but I don't think I'm ready. I'm going to go in between this week and see what the result is. I think it will be ok considering how good I felt at the end of my last session last week. I felt great, so no reason to think I can't take it now that the intensity is increasing.
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Old 06-15-2014, 12:30 PM   #16
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Awesome day again today in the gym. I decided that I would take my time and really push myself on 5 rep sets. I'm trying to get past my own mental blocks and get over my preconceived notions of how hard certain weights are. I'm still processing the idea that 365 is NOT a heavy squat anymore. I remember not too long ago just hoping to get my MAX to 365.

Today I squatted like a beast, and it was a blast. I read somewhere about how to bench in a shirt. They said that it was wrong to let the shirt do the work then take over once the shirt wasn't helping. Instead, it was better to push WITH the shirt, so you can blast through your sticking points. Today I applied that same idea to my natural rebound out of a raw squat. Instead of letting the rebound push me up then taking over I slowed things down and pushed WITH my rebound. The result was that I was moving continuously and never got stuck, even when I was tired towards the end of the heavier sets.

I've already become bored with doing lots of sets with 1 weight, so today I just kept going up for sets of 5. The volume was still there and the tonnage was actually increased because of going heavier with each set.

Squat-
45x2
135x5
225x5
275x5
Add belt-
315x5
345x5
365x5
385x5 PR

The weights just kept moving. I felt unstoppable.

Bench-
45x a bunch
135x5
135x5
185x5
205x5
215x5
225x5
235x5 Post injury PR
185x5 full pause reps

Getting more and more locked in with my bench every time I do it. I changed my rep cadence today. I did a competition pause on the first rep, then 3 partial reps TnG, then down to the chest for a slightly longer pause before exploding to the top. I feel like this cadence helped me lock in the groove and I feel much stronger off the chest now than I did a couple months ago.

Pulldown machine-
180x8
270x5
320x5
360x5

I used the machine that is in between a pull down and a row. I've always liked that machine. Between each rep I let the weights rest on the stops, then exploded as far as possible. I used the machine because I forgot my straps at home and was in a gym that didn't have chalk. I prefer to do barbell rows, but machines are ok sometimes too.

I'm now about 6-7 weeks removed from my last pin. To still have this level of strength after going through PCT leaves me ecstatic. Today I did 5 reps with my pre-cycle max squat, 385. And I did it with authority. My form was holding me back on my bench, and that's something I'm taking care of now, but my squat form was already locked in, so it's all pure, raw strength.

I had hoped that my gains would stick around, because they came so slowly while I was on, and it looks like that is the case. I'm going to keep pushing it with these 5 rep sets for the next few weeks, then start to work with my gear.
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Squat-
45x2
135x5
225x5
275x5
Add belt-
315x5
345x5
365x5
385x5 PR

The weights just kept moving. I felt unstoppable.

Bench-
45x a bunch
135x5
135x5
185x5
205x5
215x5
225x5
235x5 Post injury PR
185x5 full pause reps
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This is fascinating stuff man. I'm intrigued by all the strategizing your doing, I don't have any familiarity with this type of periodized training. Subbing up so I can follow along. Keep at it!
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This is fascinating stuff man. I'm intrigued by all the strategizing your doing, I don't have any familiarity with this type of periodized training. Subbing up so I can follow along. Keep at it!
Welcome! There is always much overthinking and strategizing in a Soldier log.
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