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Training Log: October 25th, 2008

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by , 10-24-2008 at 11:00 PM (284 Views)
BP 170x5, 180x4, 190x3, 200x1...
SQ 225x5, 205x5, 220x4, 235x3, 250x2, 265x1
Sumo 365x3, 385x2, 405x0

What have we learned today.

Would have failed on that attempt to bench 200 for a double. I'm stronger, but I didn't hit the 170-210 that I would have liked to. Still, I was almost able to do my old 1RM at the end of a 54321 progression. On Oct 13, 195 at the top felt like a max attempt. So I'm at least 10 lbs stronger, maybe 15. I will reset to 155-195 and then hope to work up to 170-210 or 175-215 in another three weeks. I should be good for 225-230 at that point and will surpass that with a couple weeks of 5x5x5.

Squat were a disaster. I lost my footing on the way up with the second rep of the set of triples. I also discovered that 225x5 was about my 5RM! This was a test of my how 54321 would feel for the SQ. It felt lousy. 265x1 at the end felt like a ton. I was thinking that another dose of Smolov would push my squat into the mid-300 range at last. 295 is my comfortable 95% and I could probably do 310-315 still, but I would just assume 300 for my current 1RM and round down so that I would start with 205x9x4 on day one and end up with 265x3x10 on the last day.

I'd put pulls back on the shelf for a while. I also imagine that I would have to separate the BP and SQ by a few hours. BP in the morning, SQ in the evening.


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