Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Training - Squats

Bodyweight - 244

Hip and Ass Machine - 2 sets of 50
Calf Press - 2 sets of 20

Squats -
135 x 10
225 x 5
315 x 5
365 x 3
425 x 3
475 x 8

Leg Curls - 4 sets of 10
Calf Press - 1 x 20 with stack

Notes - Just felt ok.  Not great.  I left 2 reps in the tank on the squats.  Probably could have pushed through it but just didn't feel like going that "all-out" tonight.  Either way, still was a productive session.


  1. Paul,

    Crazy vague question here, but how do you plan your progressions for the big 3? Over x number of weeks/months? Or, something more loosely structured? And do you gauge progress through adding more reps (5/3/1'ish style) or something closer to 1-3RM tests from time to time? Thx.

  2. For a meet it's planned out for so many weeks. Usually 7-9 max. However I am running 5/3/1 right now, but there are some tweaks. No I did not bastardize it, but am using it the way Jim and I talked about through e-mail and experimentation. I will write about this soon.

  3. I am curious to see what you write about 5/3/1. I have been using your idea of running up and down the percentage ladder for a given workout, then pushing the highest percentage for reps.

    I also noticed that my assistance has been running hills for lower body and pushups, dips and chins for upper body. Sometimes my lats are screaming after doing 100 chins on monday and then 100 on thursday, but its only assistance and I tell myself that you get a week off soon so man the fuck up!

  4. That's a good plan.

    will get the 5/3/1 stuff out soon.