Welcome to my training log. I start this log with intentions of sticking to the structure of 5/3/1, but due to being in a training environment for my job, that may not always be the case. Three to four days/week I have a 2 hour physical training block which consists of various exercises/drills/movements designed, as far as I can tell, to make me feel like I am dying- but still remain in the fight.
Also, the average temperature here is about 96 and humid as hell. I am absolutely soaked with sweat/struggling to stay hydrated every single day. Because of these factors, some days my intended lifting will be shifted to another day, days switched around, etc.
Having said that, according to my notebook, the last time I did any sort of heavy lifting was at the end of April/2011. The past two weeks now I have been pushing the weights a bit more in the gym when I am able. So, things aren’t as heavy as I would like, nor do I expect to make tremendous progress while I am in this environment, but it’s time to start building the strength back up.
Now, getting on with it, tonight I deadlifted:
265 x 5
305 x 5
345 x 10
then i did some goodmornings:
95 x 10
115 x 10
135 x 10
then i did jumps onto a 36" box
6 x 5
That’s it. Normally on a deadlift day I would have done 5x10 on the goodmornings, and done some ab work. Decided to do some jumps, as my explosiveness is severely lacking. Abs caught a break because we did a ton of medicine ball situps and slams yesterday, from which my midsection got pretty well torched.
My next lifting session will hopefully be Military Press on Friday. Normally I like to go: Military Press, Deadlifts, Bench, Squat- but training on Monday put us in the weight room doing chest, so my order got screwed up.
I suppose I should mention some goals in here as well. At one time I had the goal of getting an elite total in a raw powerlifting competition by the time I turned 26. Didn’t happen. Life got in the way, etc, and I turned 26 two months ago. Oh well, didn’t hit the weights I wanted to hit, but right around my birthday I got married to my best friend and got my dream job. I’ll take it.
I benched 315 sometime last week I believe, perhaps the week before. Right now, due to running a lot, and my squat just generally sucking, I could probably barely squeak out a 315 squat. I find that pathetic. I have squatted 405 before, deadlifted 550, military pressed 225, and benched 340-345. All at or slightly below 200lbs/5’9". I am currently 188, want to get my bodyweight back up, and get my lifts back up to and beyond my previous bests. The progress will be slow for now, I know, but it is what it is. Once I am out of this training environment and return home in November, I will be able to have a more structured and consistent lifting schedule, so that I can really start PR hunting.
-Strength & Honor-