Monday 10/10/16 5/3/1 C1W1D1
Deadlift 60x5, 70x5, 72.5x7
Back extension BWx10x4
Front squat 22.5x10, 30x10, 32.5x10
Crunch machine 10x12x4
Today was my first day of 5/3/1 with the SST assistance. My training maxes are as follows:
Deadlift- 90kg, front squat- 50kg
Bench press 62.5kg, incline- 50kg
Squat- 80kg, stiff leg deadlift- 70kg
Overhead press- 37.5kg, close grip bench-55kg
I think a week of terrible nutrition, little sleep and drinking every night has taken its toll on me as expected though and today my deadlifts in particular felt heavy for what I was lifting. Considering this and working out how to fit things in at a new gym I'm going to just take this week as it comes and repeat week 1 next week.
Mini rant ahead. I started at my new gym today at university. For a gym catering to so many people it's tiny. Everywhere was really crowded and there weren't enough weight plates. The plates they did have were spread all over the gym on the side of machines instead of the rack, I literally couldn't find a single 2.5kg and I only found 2 5kg plates and 2 1.25kg plates after searching everywhere, there was a rack with 7 pins on it that didn't have a single plate on. This meant that I couldn't load the proper weights for my first day of 5/3/1. Also half the weights are upstairs and half are down which makes things a lot more difficult than I'd like. The changing rooms and lockers are also unbelievably small and the kettle bells are in the dance studio so I can only use them when there isn't a class on which isn't often.
Being a huge university sports centre I expected it to be a massive gym with brilliant facilities but unfortunately not.
On the plus side it does have more benches and squat racks than my old gym and maybe machines too, certainly some cool ones I want to try. There's even a deadlift platform and bar with some bumper plates however I don't know which bar it is, if anyone knows how to identify it please let me know. Another question too, does anyone know why bumper plates don't have handles? It was really annoying having to pinch grip 20kg plates but then thinking about it Eleiko plates don't either so I presume it wasn't just bad plates.