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Maple Syrup Strength (littlesleeper)



Strong Sleepy strong.
It looks so easy, maybe not the last rep on deadlift, but you still put it down very gently.
Those squats man, solid as a rock.


10min Yoga This A.M.
The plan is to do some yoga and/or swimming each morning while away from home this week.

Went to an LA Fitness today after getting dicked around at a Goodlife Fitness. Guy ended up giving me a free 7 day pass if I gave a 5 star review on Google. He was very friendly and gym was quite nice, so I was happy to leave the review. His manager has been pushing to get better reviews on Google because people are quick to go on and leave a bad review but rarely do people think to go on and leave a good one. Makes sense.

135 x 5
225 x 5
315 x 5
365 x 5
405 x 3
435 x 2
465 x 4 RPE 8.5
315 x 10
225 x 10
135 x 10 2 Second Pause

Left to go back and share pints with colleagues and watch hockey. I’ll probably go to this gym every day to get some sort of activity in. Meals are decent though. Hot buffet breakfast (sausage, bacon, eggs, fruit, yogurt, granola), catered lunch (deli meats, vegetables, salads, rice, fruit) and dinner at the hotel (chicken wrap, salad, 6 tall boys).


Ouch, sold out pretty quick on that one :joy: why are you joining a gym?


You bastard


I am in low key competition with you haha. Even though I know I won’t catch you, every time I see you PR it fires me up. Chase those you’ll never catch to make sure you never stop running :running_man:


Some nice squatting there mate.


Keep up, Irish! :wink:


Your work trips sound much nicer than mine. I’m lucky to get a crappy breakfast spread.

…Although, I am going to San Fran next month.


Haha I was just testing you :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Congratulations, you have been promoted to detective!


@kleinhound - The training logs on here are awesome for that. I’m constantly being influenced/encouraged by other logs.

@I_Luc - Thanks man, there are feeling rock solid at the moment.

@dchris - These have been by far the best lunches I’ve had while away for work! Keeping the bulk going.


135x10 Paused

Bunch of reps at various weights. Failure achieved.

Bunch of reps at various weights.

Bunch of reps at various weights.

Bunch of reps at various weights.

40lbs x 10 x 4sets

Good workout with a lot more volume that I’m used to. I ate for a a family of four on this day so figured I’d giver hell in the weight room. Felt great.


Yum! I see that diet coke there!
Some dedication going on in here! Good on you!


Busted… But 0cals!


Great workout Sleepy :slight_smile:


Well, I over-indulged a couple nights with my co-workers leaving me in no shape to workout the following day. So today I’m playing a bit of catch up.

Knees were feeling pretty beat up from my workout on Monday, I think I went a little overboard on my volume for the backdown sets…

135 x 3
225 x 3
315 x 3
365 x 3
405 x 1
435 x 1
455 x 1
495 x 3 <- Rep PR

Kept volume low for squats so I didn’t aggravate my knees any further.

135 x 5
185 x 5
225 x 5
275 x 3
295 x 1
325 x 4 <- Rep PR (Paused first rep, TnG next 3) RPE 10


Tomorrow is my last day of my regular program. Then next week I start my 3 week peak to my meet on June 9th.

Video of 495x3 Squats:


Nice squats, well done mate.


Good luck with three week peak to meet! Looking forward to seeing how you do! You must be very busy with so much stuff going on! Nice squats!


Damn Sleepy

not one rep PR but two … Awesome

and squats looked so so solid thumps up man :slight_smile:


@simo74 - Thanks man, squats have been feeling strong!
@littlelee - Thank you! Things are quite busy right now. We are getting close to being moved out now. Will be temporarily moving into an apartment about 5mins away from where we will be building our house. I’m going to be setting up my home gym in a friend’s basement who is 2mins away from the apartment we will be staying at, so at least I don’t need to go to a public gym!
@mortdk - When it rains, it pours! Here comes another rep PR for you.

Last day of prep, and then to start the peak:

225 x 5c, 3s
315 x 3s
405 x 1s, 3c
455 x 1s
495 x 1s
555 x 1s
555 x 1s
555 x 1s
555 x 1s
555 x 1s
525 x 5c <- Rep PR

DB Rows
100lbs x 12, 12, 12, 12

555lb Sets and my AMRAP at 525lbs:

Here we are 3 days later and my back is still VERY tight. Squat rep PR one day, deadlift PR the next and then add all the moving I’ve been doing…my lower back is torched.