Sunday, January 8, 2012

T-LOG: MONjan2nd-SUNjan8

 Monday, January 2nd, 2012

* NYE was a really stupid night for me.  I did not drink too much(just a buzz and then coasted the night), but the entire day was busy.  I was up early for work and up way too late...especially after squatting 700 for a single.  I should have eaten plenty and rested plenty.  Instead I barely ate, I depleted my body of nutrients by drinking, and I was up very late.  The bed at the hotel was too soft to sleep in and come 630 in the morning after tossing and turning(driving my girlfriend insane) I decided to take a hot shower and stretch out.  I've typed too much, long story short...I'm feeling a little fried.

Bench Press: 415+chains@approx40 x 2 x 4 sets, 325 paused x 9 x 3 sets

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Late training session 8:30 pm (sessions are usually at 10:30-11am M-F)

Front Squats: 145x5, 235x3, 325x2
BackSquats: 415x2, 465x1, 505x1, 555x1, (add belt) 595x1, 645x1 (felt heavy, 685x1(very heavy, slow)
**I was hoping to double or triple 685.  My body was not feeling anywhere as amped as last Saturday.

Box Jumps '42: 3 sets of 10 reps  ( I normally liked to do sets of 5 to make sure my power outputs remain high, but it was late I was pissed at myself for the weekend and just wanted to leave).

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Bench Press: 405x4, 410x4, 415x3, 420x2, 425x2, 405x3, 325x11(no pause) x 3sets

**Being two training weeks out from the competition I am preferring to keep the bench workouts above 85%.  Willie was running the AM classes at the gym(6-8am) and trained right after, and Kade was working. I train out of my gym when it's closed so if I get pinned on the bench...I'm done.  I've already bent a nice Texas power bar a few weeks ago benching when I had to dump it... So I called my girlfriend in to spot me.  She's about 123 lbs, so I was not able to go for the reps that count.  I wanted to attempt 4's across the board...415x4 possibly, 420x3, 425x3 would have been 'attemptable' had I felt safe.

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

The back is feeling a little bit better.  Throughout the week it gets very sore when I coaching from all of the standing.  I try to sit as often as I can still gets hurt.  I have been foam rolling but not as vigorously.

Conventional Deadlift: 605 x 3(stops) x 5 sets

Feeling easy and smooth once it's moving but I find myself being very timid and moving very cautiously because when I hurt my back everything felt fine too.  There were no technical errors when my back went...mentally this is a fuckery on deadlift confidence.

We will see come competition day what my mind and body can or can't pull.

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Bench Press: 405x1, 425x1, 435x2x4sets, 405x4, 415x3, 405x4

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Today I wanted to attempt 715-725 in the squat.

Front Squat: 145x5, 235x3, 325x2
Back Squat: 415x2, 465x1, 505x1, 555x1, (add belt) 595x1, 645x1(griiiind)
****feeling HEAVY, stop workout...go jump.  I fear that my nervous system is off.

Box Jumps @ '42: 10 sets of 5 reps
**On a bright note: I have not jumped all year because of my quad issues.  The quads are now fine and having barely squatted today I can practically land on a '42 box with my legs straight starting.  I'm landing well above a parallel thigh point and I think that if I were to take a step before jumping or not go into a full squat depth before jumping I could land with straight me, this means I am nice and athletic in the legs again...not just strong.
  (I am still pissed about my squat though!)

(old jump vid)