Something must be done: my log
Hello! I'm new here and came to the forum under DoomXII's suggestion. I'm going to try and keep my log updated on here. Some quick background:
I've been lifting seriously, haven't missed a single training day, for the past 7 months. Before that I messed around casually for a year with Starting Strength and cardio work, mostly focusing on dropping about 35 lbs of fat at which I was successful. In January I decided to take my training seriously, I got on a different program (Greyskull) and started tracking my food/macros. I made a lot of progress in the first 5 months and began to stall out on everything, manly because I was only eating at maintenance, which I now know is 2,600 cals daily. I was just spinning my wheels, not doing enough to cut anymore and not doing enough to sustain my weight progression or to bulk. I decided to switch to 5/3/1 BBB and start upping my calories to slowly bulk. So far so good, I'm on my 2nd cycle-2nd week or 5/3/1 and I've seen improvements in strength and in body comp. Last week I implemented the use of my new Inzer 13MM lever and hit two PRs: 365x1 Squat and 405x1 deadlift, both of which I was extremely excited about.
-Slowly bulk for six months-one year to 220-235, after which I will cut and lean out.
-Continue strength gains and potentially compete in a sanctioned PL meet
-Stay motivated and stay focused.
Here is my log from today:
130x9, previous week I did 125x9 so I was satisfied with today's number.
Arms are somewhat of a weak spot for me.
Welcome aboard and keep up the hard work!
Thanks for the welcome Kag! Was off of work today so I lifted early. Here's today's log and notes.
Did mobility work and foam roller last night and felt pretty good going in this AM so I skipped it.
135x2x5 (one conventional, one sumo)
225x2x5 (one conventional, one sumo)
265x3 - Conventional, double overhand
305x3 - conventional, over/under
340x3+9 (12) - First 10 pulled sumo w/belt, chalk, over under. Pulled an extra two conventional w/out belt just so I wasn't completely neglecting heavy conventional pulling. I recently switched to sumo because I think it's more suited for my body type and I've been having a difficult time keeping my hips down and using my legs to initiate the pull when pulling conventional. I'm not sure if it's related to my diet or just the workload but my conditioning was awful today, incredibly gassed even though the weight wasn't too difficult.
decided to start heavy and pull as fast and forceful as possible with 60 seconds between sets, this is with the intention of improving conditioning when pulling/in general. These were brutally hard today.
CABLE AB CRUNCHES
DIPS ON THE BARS
Weighted w/25lb plate x1x10
About to go crush a pollo plato from Dos Toros (better version of Chipotle in NYC)
Welcome to the board.
You're doing well considering you're just 6" tall ;)
Haha, thanks Tannhauser. Still haven't figured out if 6" is a gift or a curse? I appreciate the encouragement!
5/3/1 Cycle 2 - Week 3
190x1+6 (7), this is ok but I think if I had someone spotting me I could have grinded out one or two more. I came out of the groove on the last one and had to rack it. Making progress with my bench, slowly but surely.
V-HANDLE LAT PULLDOWNS
Also did some mobility work and foam rolling in preparation for squats tomorrow. I was feel a little sore today and tired, not enough rest this weekend and spent all day yesterday making and canning a years with of Italian red sauce with my girlfriend's family.
Welcome to MAB! Solid training and being 6'+ can be both a curse and a blessing =)
Thanks for the welcome! Love the positivity on this board.
Sure progress. Sounds fine to me! Keep lifting hard.
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