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Training Log: May 13th, 2008

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by , 05-12-2008 at 11:00 PM (533 Views)
Workout A

start time 6:30PM, end time 7:45PM

All weights include standard power bar, and are expressed in lbs.

I warmed up with 5 back to back sets of 10 bodyweight squats, and 10 pushups...then the CNS wrecking fun began.

Squat
10x45
10x45
8x75
8x75
8x75

2 Hands Overhead Press
10x45
10x45
8x65
8x65
7x65

Deadlift
10x45
10x45
8x95
8x95
8x95

This was my first time experimenting with very long rest times between sets(2-3 minutes) AND complete active recovery, I never stopped moving during the entire duration of the workout. During the squat and deadlift I spent my rest time hitting the heavy and speed bags, and during the press I jogged on an incline on the treadmill.

I noticed two interesting effects. The press seemed harder than ever, I barely made the first two sets, definitely breaking the "leave one in the tank" rule, and I failed on the last set, my body completely refusing to lock out the eighth rep...resulting in my first week without progression on an exercise.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, I felt extremely powerful during the deadlift...I feel that I probably could have banged out two more reps per set to make my 10 rep goal at this weight, but decided to stick to my gradual progression, and let the rest of the week play out. I don't know if it's a result of improving form, or of the relatively long break between squatting and deadlifting as compared to previous workouts, but I definitely felt stronger than ever during the DL.
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