T Nation

Scrawny to Brawny (My Goal, Not the Book)

Wednesday 9/9/09

Squat - 210lbs 5/5/5/5/5
Bench - 155 lbs 5/5/5/5/5 HA! Knew I was just having a bad day
T-bar - 65lbs 17/12/13
Pushups - 15/10/10

I took out the ballistic movements that I added in last week just because I thought it was doing more harm than good.

Friday 9/11/09

Squat - 215lbs 5/5/5/5/3 Bah, my first failure on squats
Overhead Press - 85lbs (2nd attempt) 5/5/5/5/5
Deadlift - 235lbs 5
Chin-ups - 10/5/3 Not very happy about these, but I felt torched by this point for some reason

Monday 9/14/09

Squat - 215lbs (2nd attempt) 5/5/5/5/5
Bench - 160lbs 5/5/3/2/2 Guess I’m at the point now that every increase in weight will take me at least 2 attempts…
T-bar - 180lbs 13/12/10
Pushup - 12/10/7

Wednesday 9/16/09

All three squat racks were taken up the entire hour I was there, so I had to improvise. Had to stray from the normal program.

Monday 9/21/09

Squat - 220lbs 5/5/5/5/5
Bench - 160lbs 5/5/5/5/5
T-bar - 140lbs (last week’s weight was a typo) 12/10/7
Push ups - 12/12/7

Slowly but surely I guess?

Any suggestions if I should be ramping instead of using straight sets on this program?

Haven’t been skipping workouts, but I keep forgetting to update my log

My recent workout:

Squat - 225lbs 5/5/5/5/5 My form suffered just a bit on this, so I consider it a technical failure…I’m going to do it one more time tomorrow
Bench - 165lbs 5/4/4/3/3 Going to try and push through this on Friday
T-bar - 70lbs 15/10/7
Push ups - 12/12/9