Archive | March, 2014

Week #8, Day #1 – Officially 11 weeks out!

17 Mar

So, it’s official…

I’M DOING MY FIRST EVER AMERICAN MEET IN JUNE!!

Whoop!

It’ll be the APF Senior Nationals from the 6th-8th. I’m so pumped. It’ll have been a full year since I have been on the platform for anything but taking photos, so I’m really pumped to compete again.

Mock meet coming up in 2 weeks, and then just prep work from there. Schwab has me progressing every week, so I have no doubt I will put up some better numbers this time around!

Was a bit rushed during today’s training, but had a good session nonetheless. It was supposed to be MUCH lower volume than this…but sometimes I don’t know when to quit on leg days. :/ Saved my ab work for tomorrow’s session.

Box Squats (parallel):

WU: 5 min. incline walking, x-band walks, glute bridges

bar x bunch

95×5

135×3

165×1

205×1

230×1

245×3

255×3

Leg Press:

(3 second descent, explode up)

270×10

360×10 (x2)

450×10

540×10 (x2)

Leg Curls:

(done till failure, with partial reps at end)

80×15 + 5 partials

80×10 + 5 partials (x3)

Leg Extensions:

I don’t remember what I did here. Just a lot of crazy strips sets and partial reps until I wanted to shoot myself in the head.

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I’m Back!! – Week #7, Day #2

12 Mar

Fell off the face of the earth for a couple weeks because I have been absolutely SLAMMED at work, and there are lots of other things going on in the personal life. But I’ll be back to logging daily now. 🙂

I’m thrilled with my program. Brian has been a phenomenal help, and I’m progressing faster than ever. PR’s every week, and I’m feeling so much better physically. My back hasn’t been bugging me at all, and my hips are definitely improving slowly but surely. Still get some pain from wide-stance squats and sumo pulls, but nothing near what it used to be.

Bench Press:

bar x bunch

65 x 5

80 x 3

100 x 1

135 x 1 (3 board)

155 x 1 (3 board)

170 x 1 (3 board)

175 x 1 (3 board)

180 x 1 (3 board)

Floor Press:

115 x 5

120 x 5

125 x 5

Bar Front Raises:

20 x 10

30 x 8 (x2)

JM Press:

75 x 10

85 x 8