Performance Split... Time for something new
- 05-11-2011, 08:45 AM
Performance Split... Time for something new
Haven't been active on AM for a while, have some free time in the next few months and figured I'd put up a log. I've lifted consistently for the past 5 years; always geared towards bodybuilding, obviously done some power lifting training because heavy weight is so appealing. Just ran a marathon a week and a half ago so my lifting fell of a bit training for that lesson in pain. For the next 8 weeks I'm going train aimed at mainintaing a high level of aerobic fitness and performance... gunna be alot of running with four days of strength training mixed in, trying to get stonger as well.
Splits going to look something like this:
- -Monday:AM: Snatch + Back (Dead's), PM: Slow 30 min run
- -Tuesday: Track workout (400 or 800 intervals)
- -Wednesday: AM: slow 30 min run, PM:Cleans + Legs (Squat or Front Squat)
- -Thursday: Easy/ Recovery day - 45 min slow cardio (probablly bike)
- -Friday: AM: Push (Chest and Shoulders), PM: 40 min Tempo run
- -Saturday: AM: Track Workout (100's or 200's) + Plyos, PM: Probablly an arm lift because I'll get bored
- -Sunday: Slow Long Run 90 - 120 minutes
This will give me three big days for lifting and three good run workouts. On the slow runs I'll build up the mileage as I get into better running shape. My Big lifts are currently Bench 275 x 4, Deads 315 x 4 (always been a weakness, gunna hit them hard), squat 365 x 5. Haven't one rep maxed in over a year. These numbers are already picking up as I'm getting back into a regular lifting routine. Currently weighing 220 at 10-12 % bf, expect to lose some weight for sure. I'll be eating plenty tho and sleeping a ton. More specifics on the diet to follow.
This split is going to put some serious strain on my body, I've never felt like I've overtrained before but this is more work than i've done before. I'll adjust this on the fly and keep the log update. Gunna be starting this split on Monday, next week will be a little busy but I should be able to get all my workouts in, after that its all buisness.
- 05-11-2011, 09:44 AM
- 05-11-2011, 10:31 AM
had to fix that Sunday info, accidentally wrote 90 -120 miles hahah
Info about sups, diet and possibly pics later today when i have some time.
05-12-2011, 04:54 PM
Here's some diet info. Never been real anal about calories or exact measurement of macros. I'll carefully prep my meals the first few days and once I get an idea of the nutrients and servings I'll estimate for the rest of the log.
- 250 g protein
- 450 g carbs
- 90 g fat
- total cals = 3610
My protein sources will be mostly Whey, Chicken Breast, Steak, Egg whites and Cottage Chesse. Fats will come from olive oil, nuts, and some from the protein sources. Carbs are whole wheat bread, oats, fruit and vegetables. Once I get into a diet I'm pretty good at staying consistent and don't mind eating the same things over and over.
I will probably bump up the cals with all the activity involved with this split, I'll just have to feel it out the first week.
On a different note first leg lift today since December (didn't lift them at all while training for my marathon), lost a lot more strength than I though. 5 sets of squat, finished with 315 for 3... humbling experience. I'm not using a belt or straps for this program, looking to work on my grip, corp strength. Tomorrow I'll hit arms, run on Sunday, then start my new split on Monday.
05-12-2011, 05:20 PM
List of supps:
- Myoplex Whey Protein
- Animal Pak
- Animal Rage
- Fish Oil
- Vitamin C
- BCAAs (Xtend)
- Diesel Test Pro-Cycle
Nothing too fancy here, just some basics and the Diesel Test to jump start my lifting, taken it in the past and have liked it.
Here's some Pics to show what I'm starting with. Not worried about How i look on this program just want to get faster and stronger. I guess I'll lean out some because there's a lot of running here, but I do plan on eating alot (probably going to bump up the diet I just posted)
05-12-2011, 07:16 PM
05-13-2011, 10:58 PM
Just a light arm lift today to keep busy, planned on doing about 40 mins of cardio but played a few hours of racquetball instead, lot more fun and a more dynamic way to spend my time.
05-15-2011, 07:16 PM
Yesterday was a rest day, got to fish from 6am to 4pm first time i've gotten to dot that this season. Going to go for a slow 3-5 mile run later tonight, first run since the marathon, my legs are finally feeling normal. Excited to start the new split off tomorrow with my Snatch + Back day.
05-16-2011, 10:21 PM
Hang Clean: 135 x5, 185x3, 185x3, 135x5 (Form was getting sloppy so I dropped the weight)
Dead lift: 275x10, 315x5, 315x5, 315x4 (Again didn't hit the last rep b/c my form was lagging)
WG Pullups: 8xbw, 7xbw, two more sets on the assisted machine for 10. I do my pullups with very strict form, resting for 2 secs on the bottom and making sure i get a good pinch.
Sandbag Rows (Steelwolf Inspired) 70x12, 70x12, 100x10, 100x10
Towel Pullups: 3 sets to failure (6-4 reps, grip was starting to give out at this point)
Machine pulldowns for burnout set.
I am starting to get in the groove of things, DL was stronger today that it as last week, happy with my progress but still alot of work to be done. My Grip strength was shot at the end of the workout out, awesome because this is really something I'm trying to improve. The towel pullups and sandbag Rows were great. Also a few hours after my workout I went for a 4 mile run, nice and slow, hammies were a little sore after the Deadlifts.
I was running of four hours of sleep, I have to be up at 0430 all week and I have plenty to do before I graduate on Sat. I can keep my energy levels up during my workouts but I'm dragging the rest of the day. Overall though it was a good first day on the new split, I'm going to put some serious time in tomorrow on working on my form for the Olympic lifts and in some core/grip work.
05-16-2011, 10:24 PM
05-16-2011, 10:54 PM
05-18-2011, 03:38 PM
Developed a little bit of a cold yesterday, decided running intervals in the cold rain wasn't a good idea. Got an hour in on the bike and about 20 mins of core work. This cold is still bugging me a little, going to go warm up and see if I should lift today, if not I'll just push it back to tomorrow.
05-18-2011, 07:19 PM
05-18-2011, 09:00 PM
I decided to push the lift back to tomorrow, no need to go into a lift when I'm not 100% on a four day split, I'll just have to run through some soreness. Today I had to settle for a slow 4 mile run, Finally feel like my I got my legs back.
05-19-2011, 11:47 PM
Good Lift today:
Snatch: 95x5, 115x3, 115x3, 125x2
Front Squat: 185x7, 185x12, 225x8, 225x7
Walking DB Lunges: 3 Sets of 10 w/ 45 lb DBs
Walking Side Lunges: 95x8 each leg, 75x8 each leg
DB RDL: 3 sets with 65s 12-10 reps
Hanging Leg Raises: 3x15
These last two were super setted.
Real happy with my form on Snatch, good balance and explosiveness, Will try and up the weight next week. Started leaning over on my Front squats so i cut the last two sets a few reps short. DB RDL was done explosively, down in 4, hold for a second, up as fast as possible. Finished it all up with a 20 min spin on the bike as a cool down.
05-20-2011, 06:40 PM
05-21-2011, 12:17 AM
Today's Lift: Was running of one skimpy meal but the energy and focus was still pretty good. Definitely felt like I built some strength today and that's all that matters.
Bench Press: 225x10, 255x6, 255x5, 275x3 needed a spot on the last one
Military/ Push Press: 3 sets of 135 x 6, used progressively more explosion
One arm DB Bench Press: 70x12, 80x10, 80x10
Band Dips: 4x12-8
DB pullovers: 3x8 with 80
Band Dips are done by putting a band behind your neck and grabbing the ends in your hands, this puts a lot of extra force on the top of the movement where you're typically stronger. I've fallen in love with these. Next week I will try to incorporate more shoulders for the sake of variety.
05-21-2011, 03:13 PM
05-22-2011, 10:47 AM
Forgot to mention I also did a 4 mile run on Friday. Yesterday was my graduation, pumped to be done with school and start to do something real. Put in a 9 mile run this morning at a steady 7:30 mile pace, feeling good. Now that I'm home my diet and rest will be on point, going to get a good week of lifts and runs in. And to top it all off the weather is getting better, life is good.
05-23-2011, 09:44 PM
Today's Lift took place in my basement, limited weights but I managed to get a pretty good workout in.
Cleans: 135x5, 135x5, 155x4, 155x4, 175x2
Towel Deadlift:two sets of 275x12, ripped my towel, wasn't feeling the lift so i move on
One Arm BB Row: 65x15, 75x13, 85x10, 85x9
WG Towel Pulldown: 3 sets to failure, not sure on the weight its an old machine
CG Towel Pulldown: 3 sets to failure
Wide Bar French Curls: 3 sets 65 x 8-12
One Arm DB Curls (no counter weight in the other hand): 4 drop sets from 40-25
Rope DB curls (used a press down rope, rapped it around the DB and gripped the ball on the end... exhausted my hands): 3 sets to failure with 35 lb DB
Mixed in a bunch of core work; Front leaning rest, side planks, sit ups, and reverse crunch things on a bench. Did this throughout the workout to keep the tempo up.
05-25-2011, 10:00 PM
Yesterday I did a 40 min tempo run... beat the hell outta me
Today: Legs, was running short on time. I'm going to move friday's lift to tomorrow and doing a heavy leg day on FRI. details to follow.
05-25-2011, 10:21 PM
05-25-2011, 11:49 PM
Yeah I have some old ACU blouses we used to grapple so I think I'm going to try and use them.
One Arm DB Snatch: 40x5, 50x5, 55x4, 65x2
Overhead Squat: 95x15, 115x10, 135x7, 135x7
One Arm DB Lunge: 65x12 (too light and this was the heaviest DB so I just grabbed a BB with one hand and balanced it) 75x12, 95x8
DB Straight Leg DL: 3 sets 65x12.
Finished with some ab work for about 15 mins.
Saturday I'll do a more conventional, heavy leg lift. This was a good little sweat/ core session.
05-26-2011, 06:06 PM
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