Friday, January 21, 2011

1-21-11 Mesocycle 2/Block 1/Week 3/Lower #2

Today's lower workout was supposed to focus on back, but the gym doesn't allow chalk (and the bars all seem to be a little fatter than usual), so I decided not to do rack pulls or deadlifts or anything.  No big deal because:
-5 reps of squats hits the back pretty good for me
-Pause squats magnifies this
-Raised the fatigue from 7 to 10 %
-A break from deads usually works out really well for me (didn't do any on monday either)

Squats x 5 @ 9-10 w/10% fatigue:
275 @ 8
295 @ 8.5
315 @ 9.25
315 @ 9.5
315 @ 9.75
295 @ 9.5
285 @ 9.5

Decline Abs (sharper decline than usual)
4 x 8, 8, 6, 4.5 x 25 (behind head)

GM's (low bar):
6 x 135, 185, 205, 205, 225, 225

Could have done more work but I was on the verge of vomiting the entire time.  I was pretty psyched about squats today because this is a sharp increase for pause squats and the same weight I was struggling with on regular squats.  Still not sure if I'll start my intensity block or extend this volume block...will decide tomorrow in the airport (speaking of which...I got A25!!!!! does this happen without being business class or buying the early bird?).


  1. you should get some liquid chalk i love it

    nice squatting!

    your friend,

  2. Just dropping by to say I will be keeping track of your progress as well brah. supported

  3. good luck in your training, blogs are perfect for keeping motivated, eh?

    following, supporting and supporting. follow me back too, if you want.

  4. @ Everyone: thanks!

    @ Jordan: never had the need for liquid chalk, but might get some for when I'm on travel.

    @jwinters: I've always kept an online log (on or this other site which I still keep), but this is fun too. I seem to be getting more comments here so I'll continue with it.

    Thanks bro's.