I’ve been on a logging hiatus, but the training has continued. Since the meet, I’ve done two leader cycles of BBB with 5s Progression. For the BBB sets, instead of simply 5x10, I used a set time and completed as many sets of 10 as I could in the allotted time. Over the course of both cycles, the number of sets ranged from 5-8. Most days I was able to get in 8x10, but there were a couple deadlift days where 5 sets felt like plenty. On Christmas morning I did 10x10 with squats. That was a blast.
I also focused on stuffing my face as much as possible. I introduced meat back into my diet and have had zero issues (phew). My bodyweight is up to 180lbs, but I’m no fatter.
I’ll start logging my training more frequently now that it’s not so boring…
Cycle 29, Week 1, Day 1 - Back Squat [PR Set, 5x5 FSL]
Back Squat - [TM 335]
135x5, 185x5, 2055x3
Superset w/ Squat
Hanging Leg Raise: 3x12-15
Leg Curl: 3x15
Treadmill: 60 min, 4 miles, 8-10% incline
Huge PR. Planned to cap at 10 reps, but speed and form were great so I kept going. 1-2 good reps left.
I’ve began squatting without facing a mirror so I’ve been recording my sets. Depth has been spot on and I’ve found the mirror, if anything, detracted from form/technique.
Cycle 29, Week 1, Day 2 - Bench Press [PR set, 5x5 FSL]
Bench Press - [260 TM]
100x5, 135x5, 165x3
225x10 [PR, touch and go]
250x5 [Joker, all reps paused]
175x5x5 [all reps paused]
Superset w/ Bench
Band Pull-Aparts: 5x20
Hammer Strength Row: 5x12-15
Tri Extensions: 4x15
Another big PR. The goal here was 8 reps, but I capped it at 10 (had 1-2 left).
Taking a break from the PR sets and focusing on BBB and food for two cycles has done more good than expected.
Cycle 29, Week 2, Day 3 - Deadlift [PR set, 5x5 FSL]
Deadlift - [405 TM]
155x5, 205x5, 245x3
345x10 [PR, dead stop, 1-2 left]
Superset w/ Deadlift
Ab Wheel: 3x20
Leg Curl: 3x15
Back Raise: 3x15
Again, the PRs continue. Best part of this session was the speed on the 5x5 down sets. My deadlifts have never been explosive, but these were just flying up.