2 day update for this post. The end of last week and pretty much all of this week is going to kind of suck. I had to do some last-minute traveling, so I didn't get to do my conditioning on schedule like I wanted. I did complete the entire week of 5/3/1 (first cycle), so I was jazzed about that. I was suppose to start again on Sunday, but I was visiting the wife this weekend, and so spending time with her was more important. Call me crazy.
Anyway, this week is a little rough, too, because it's my military drill weekend, and we have our fitness test. AND, I had to start my week training today. So, naturally things are a little off. Here's how things are shaking out so far.
Monday - Conditioning Day 1:
5 x 25
* Sprint distance, jog back, repeat
5 x 50
5 x 80
This was kind of a quick conditioning day, but I wanted to do something. I had just gotten done travelling all weekend and I was pretty wrecked in terms of getting quality sleep. I knocked it out, though, and hopefully in the next few weeks I can get some beach sprints in, since I don't have a prowler.
5/3/1 Cycle 2, Day 1 - Military Press
1 x 5 @ 40
1 x 5 @ 50
1 x 3 @ 60
1 x 5 @ 70 **
1 x 5 @ 80 **
1 x 9 @ 90
5 x 15, bodyweight
3 x 10
1 x 8
1 x 6
I'm sure most of you who are familiar with the 5/3/1 realized my screw up today. I was in a little bit of a hurry to get out the door this morning, and I didn't write down the procedure correctly. So, instead of doing sets of 3, I did sets of 5 with a higher percentage progression of weights. I don't think this will hurt me too bad, as long as I get back on the correct schedule for the rest of the cycle. Wont make that mistake tomorrow for deadlift day. I have to say, though, that I was pleased with getting the 9 reps at the higher percentage this week. As for the dips - got every rep this week. Also, did a little better on my pull ups, but I only used 2 grips. Palms out, and palms facing each other. My gym doesn't have a bar for full-on palms-in, so I decided to just make it work otherwise.
This week, though, gets kind of jacked up after this. My plan is to go do my deadlifts tomorrow (after I get back from fishing with my old man - totally jacked about that), take Thursday off because I have to drive to my drill, do my bench day on friday, and then skip squats this week because of my fitness test on saturday. I really, REALLY hate skipping leg day, but I sort of have to pass this fitness test. I'll also be taking the hanging leg raise out of one day so I don't end up getting ab cramps in the middle of the test. Hopefully this wont mess me up too badly, but I'm not sure how I'm going to work in the appropriate compensation for the 3rd week. We'll have to see. I may just let my legs lag a week and take the week after my deload to re-evaluate my ORM's. That way when I start my second trip into 5/3/1, I'll have everything back up to speed.
Also, I know I have been saying that I'm going to get some progress pics and vids up. The pics were suppose to happen this weekend, but apparently my entire family doesn't understand the concept of privacy. I was going to get my wife to take them, but I don't think that my inlaws would understand if I am standing in the middle of the room, in underwear, having my wife take photos of me. So, I'm going to work something else out this week.