The title of this log is what a small man of SE asian descent said to me about 10 years ago when I was ordering a all meat pizza from a Mrs Vanelli’s at the mall. It also has probably little to no relation to the actual goal and content of this log, but it was the first thing to pop in my head so here we are.
Long story short, I just finished my 4th powerlifting meet last weekend and am going to try something new. I am going to keep this log up to show the bridge from my last meet to my next one which could be at the end of the year or next spring. Haven’t decided yet. Once my next meet is done I will decide to continue the log or it will end. Whatever I feel like at the time.
The ACTUAL overarching goals of this log are as follows:
1: Focus on being more consistent in my training. I often seem to keep pushing my days down the line and my training cycles take longer. So I by logging some stuff I hope to at least FEEL a little more accountable, but that could be a stretch. I hope at least it makes me more mindful of how I approach training. I hate social media, and I am not the kind of person who likes to post tonnes of stuff about myself on the web, but I figure this is low key enough so what the heck.
2. To help me build good habits so as to minimize bad ones.
3. Just to give a different perspective when analyzing my training.
28 y/o male
270 lbs approx.
I lift in an IPF affiliate, raw. Overall my first meet in 1.5 years went ok. Win some, lose some. I just wanted to shake the cobwebs off and see where I was at after a decent competition layoff (damn house renos taking up all my time). I started using 5thSet and this was my first meet after starting the methodology. I can confidently say this will be my main training resource for the forseeable future, definitley fits my life. Here is how the meet went:
583 squat, these went phenomenal, several people told me they looked extremely fast. still hope to crack 600 by my next meet but i have been saying that for over 2 years.
347 bench, I screwed up my attempt cards, so ended up accidently getting 341 loaded for a 3rd. Not sure if I could have hit 350+ though so it might have been a blessing in disguise.
567 deadlift, damn near had 611 (which would have been a 5lb PR) locked out, but the bar slipped out of my left hand right as my hips locked out, 99% sure this is becuase I stopped doing pullups becuase I am fat and did less deadlifting from the floor also because I am fat, easy fix for next time.
So PR’d on squat, bench, and total. If I can get my shit together and lose some appreciable weight, I might be able to do something sort of cool.
I am actually not really beat up or sore. Was a bit the day after but a week later I am pretty close to 100 percent. Only thing giving me trouble is my right shoulder, tweaked it when beginning my peaking cycle during bench press and then again setting up for my first squat at the meet. A bit tender in certain positions so I will continue to monitor. Currently running the 5thSet Post Meet Microcycle, the idea of which I like. Gets me right back to the gym so I don’t go off the rails.
My general plan at this point is to get through the microcycle, go on a small vacation then return to full training. I will be running 5/3/1 and my focus will be as follows:
9 day microcycles (3 lifting days a week).
1 main lift a day.
Going to be running a variant of 5x5/3/1 for all lifts.
Start building GPP/conditioning into my training which is badly needed.
After I finish the Leaders and Anchors I will hopefully have my next meet picked out and I will either start or bridge into 5thSet.
For now I will just post training, but eventually I will hopefully post my nutrition once I start tracking my macros. If I can get everything down in one place, I hope to learn a few things from this log.
Lets get to work. Critiques and constructive criticism welcome.