Meet notes on the Halloween Howl on 10/26 at Brute Strength Gym in Norfolk.
I set PRs in all three lifts, and had my first total over 1100 lbs.
Squat - 380, and probably could have gotten 390, but was tempted by 400.
Bench - 240, very happy to get this. 250 was probably a little optimistic, and I was wobbly, not quite the recipe to get it.
Deadlift - 485, a 5 lb PR after literally deadlifting once in 18 weeks. Thought I had a shot at 500. It just wouldn't go over my knee cap, and looking at both the 485/500 attempts the "pull straight up your shins" isn't happening well. Based on how sore my lats are, it may now be that getting over 500 is a form issue, more so than a strength issue.
Jim Wendler's 5/3/1
Tried this variation.
Literally, did about 18 weeks of only doing squat/bench/curls - I deadlifted once, early in October, for a training max of 455. Basically, I just didn't do the deadlift days b/c of my concern about what it would do to a lightly padded concrete floor. Then I kept seeing good games, so I kept it up. Downside was some perpetual quad soreness the last 6 weeks or so. Twice a week definitely agreed with me, in terms of recovery time, and being excited to do each workout.
probably 10g a day, based off http://70sbig.com/blog/2013/04/clouds-supplement-guide/
No injuries, backing off.
Whenever things twinged, that was the end of the workout. Same thing with missing a set. I'd just call it, and try again the next time.
New federation - putting on weight, easier federation. I didn't cut weight for this meet - probably went in at 210, and for both bench and squat there's one less command, which makes it a bit easier. Although, on the other hand, having not trained in a monolift, was a little outside of a comfort zone, and the Forenza bench had me wobbling all over the place.
Notes for next time:
Try the program as written. Deadlifting would have definitely helped with form, and especially set up. Making sure to get my diet dialed in (always a goal). Getting some coaching on form.
posted by Josh at 1:08 PM