Thursday, January 20, 2011

Training - Press

Bodyweight - 238 <- alright!

Incline Press -
135 x 12
185 x 8
225 x 20,10,10

Side Laterals - 35's x 3 sets of 15

Notes - In a hurry tonight because we are having company.  Did not go heavy on the pressing and just got some reps in.  Felt light and very easy.  Was hoping for 225x30 but since I have not been pressing heavy I sort of ran out of gas quickly.  I was going along just fine and then rep 18 I could feel myself losing steam.  More of an lack of pressing for weeks now kind of issue.  I am still not going to push it for a few more weeks.  Elbow felt good and when it's healed I think I can hit a 450+ close grip bench.  I'd be decently pleased with that.

Also weight dropped by 6 pounds.  The diet is working pretty well.

Here is what I have been doing.

Breakfast  - two burritos that are made up of 3 whole eggs, turkey bacon, and some cheese.  That's 3 whole eggs all told, not in 1 burrito.

Lunch - Met-Rx and 2 tbs of peanut butter

Snack - same as lunch

Dinner - Usually some lean meat and a big salad.

Snack - same as the other snack

I have used this diet another time and it works great.  Takes a few weeks to get used to, but after about two weeks the fat really starts to come off at a nice clip.


  1. Hope you heal up soon. That's still badass pressing to me, good shit!

    - beyondstrength

  2. Thanks man. When I am back to 315x8-10 I'll feel better about it.

  3. What kind of Met-rx do you use?

  4. The kind out of the box in the packets. chocolate.

  5. i've spent some time reading through your blog and thought you advocated moving away from the use of food supplements paul? is this diet plan down to convenience and/or do you think that the use of mrp's is better for dieitng than massing?

  6. I am not an advocate of supplements for the most part. When I say that, I am generally referring to the guys who take everything under the sun and worry far too much about supplementation than their overall diet.

    With that said, I use this diet because of convenience for the most part yes. From both a calorie counting perspective and because it's easier to just throw down a MRP with some nuts or peanut butter. If I were eating to gain mass, I probably eat 5-6 food meals a day with no supplements.

    Right now Met-Rx or an MRP is the only supplement I use.