- 08-01-2014, 12:44 PM
What's up AM? Been lurking for a few months here and decided it's about time to make an account, and more importantly, make a log. I see all the support around here and want to join the party.
Weight: ~195 (BF% 12-14)
Years training: a few, but less than a year of not being an asshat (unfortunately fairly common for lifters my age)
Training style: beginning a 20 week modified 5/3/1 training cycle from Wendler's beyond 5/3/1 book this Monday!
Current lifts: squat 365, bench 305, deadlift 420, press 180*
*(calculated from rep pr)
Goals (putting it all on the table here before the training cycle begins!): squat 440, bench 330, deadlift 500, press 205
Past: Been a competitive swimmer my entire life. Was all-state in high school and went on to swim at the division 1 college level for 4 years so I'm no stranger to competing at a high level. in fact, its kinda weird being this mediocre at something (even though I'm the strongest at my gym...). just graduated this past May (beginning a masters program this fall) and looking to eventually step on the platform.
Will update this log frequently and post videos of my training when I can.
May gains be with you all.
- 08-02-2014, 01:53 PM
Pretty good numbers to start man, 5/3/1 is great, I'd run it for as long as you are making gains on it. takes a while to realize gains. but when you start hitting what used to be a heavy single or double for a set of 5, it feels great.
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08-04-2014, 10:28 PM
Week 1, Day 1
Cycle 1 mile
295x3+ (8, taped)
(60 seconds rest between sets)
Squats went okay, I was hoping for a few more reps, but I just wasn't feeling it today. I was kinda letting the weight shift me forward a bit and, as a result, depth was meh. I'll take it though, technique is an on-going battle. Rest of the workout was pretty easy, nothing too spectacular. Stay strong AM.
08-04-2014, 11:15 PM
Count me in! I like where your squats are at. Technique is solid. Focus on driving your head into your traps the whole time and your squat will improve.
08-04-2014, 11:20 PM
08-04-2014, 11:42 PM
I push my head back before I squat to stay more upright and keep driving it back the whole time. It shouldn't move in relation to your body coming out of the hole, That would mean you weren't as tight as you could have been descending into the squat. Basically, we want an erect neutral spine throughout the entire squat.
08-04-2014, 11:45 PM
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08-05-2014, 12:00 PM
In on this
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08-05-2014, 12:07 PM
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08-05-2014, 11:55 PM
Seems like all I do is ask questions about equipment/accessories on AM, but oh well I trust you guys. So my birthday is coming up and I'm looking to get a new belt. Opinions on the Titan longhorn lever belt or the inzer forever lever belt? Anything else out there worth looking into? Price is no object.
08-06-2014, 12:14 AM
I love my inzer forever single prong. I got the10 mm and it's sturdy as hell.
Inzer is SLOOOOWWWW though.
08-06-2014, 12:19 AM
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08-06-2014, 09:52 AM
Missed the start...but in on this. Squats looked good!
I vote single prong as well. I got mine from BestBelts.net and it shipped and got to me fast. I love mine.
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08-06-2014, 10:38 AM
08-06-2014, 11:15 AM
Week 1, Day 3
Cycle 1 mile
Overhead Med Ball Throw
350x3+ (6, taped)
(60 seconds rest between sets)
(strict. slowly building these up, I need strong/healthy biceps)
Solid day, nothing ground breaking. My mid-back was a little sore from that weighted vest walking I did yesterday, stuff is no joke. Bar was moving a little slow, but I was still able to double the prescribed reps so I'll take it. I think I need to bring my grip in a tad, seemed a little wide in the video. I need to play around with my leg drive off the floor as well. Some days it's good and some days it's meh. My problem is I lose tightness in my back when I try to "pop" off the ground. Thoughts?
I'm going to work on that camera angle too. The gym was crowded and I had nowhere to set my phone. Note the curlbro in the background, that's a fairly accurate representation of 90% of the lifters at my gym. Live and let live, I guess. Stay strong AM.
08-06-2014, 11:29 AM
Edit: Good lifts. I'd work on getting some more hamstring tension in your deadlift setup. Should help you off the flood.
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