May 25, 2010: Experimenting with Giant sets
A BAD DAY TO TRAIN.
Warm-Up/Insert: Quick Lifts
Hang Cleans 66x5, 66x5, 88x5, 88x5
DB Snatch 35x10, 35x10, 44x10
Strength: Giant Sets ( Note: Doesn't work in a crowded gym)
A1: Push Press 110x6, 110x5, 110x5, 110x5 132x3 (horrible form)
A2: Sumo Deadlift 176x7, 198x5, 198x5, 209x5, 209x5
A3: Kroc Rows 88x12, 88x12, 88x12, 88x12, 88x12
B1: Squat 176x8, 220x5, 242x5,
B2: Kroc Rows 100x8, 100x8, 100x5, 100x5
B3: Romanian Deads 176x5, 198x5, 209x5
Today's training session was my worst nightmare. My gym is always too crowded and has only one squat hack, where I do most of everything, but I didn't take that into account when designing the program, as I planned not to stop moving. In the Quick Lifts, people kept insisting in coming over behind me and setting their curling bar high behind my heels, almost tripped twice. The first giant set was worse, as people kept stealing plates of my bar, kept trying to steal away my DL plates, or disassembling the weights off my Kroc Row DB and kept giving me hard looks.
The second giant set was a failure. Now, I had taken all my weights and bars together to the squat hack so people would stop trying to take them. As I finished my third round, the manager asked me to leave the squat hack, as people were complaining I was "taking it over", so fine, I decide to skip to the extract work, but first I'd stick around the Hack to see what would the complainers use it for, and people started curling in there. That was it. So I went home before I threw a loaded barbell at someone.
Going back tomorrow to finish repeat the squat and deadlift. Still wanna beat my PR.
If only I could train at EliteFTS compound. *Sigh.
So back to formula. Giant sets are not good in crowded gyms.