Monday, February 13, 2012

Squat Monday - Some Progress

10 reps @ 30 kgs (cambered bar)
8 reps @ 70 kgs
5 reps @ 110 kgs
3 reps @ 150 kgs
3 reps @ 170 kgs equal to best effort
2 reps @ 180 kgs PR
3 reps @ 160 kgs PR

Good Mornings
8 reps @ 70 kgs
5 reps @ 110 kgs
5 reps @ 120 kgs
5 reps @ 130 kgs PR

4.5 reps
3.5 reps

Lat Pulls
8 reps @ 90 kgs
6 reps @ 90 kgs

...AND I was outta there before Carl could force me onto that rickety old Roman chair! That rest was exactly what I needed. Pretty happy with those new numbers.

Sunday morning I weighed in at 132.5 kgs (292 lbs), which was actually a little too much weight lost. I didn't train, so I didn't really eat, and I knew I wouldn't last long monday night if I didn't scarf down some food.

So last night I over-ate, which helped immensely! It wasn't hard to do - home fried chicken fillets and home baked almond shortbread cookies with chocolate milk for dessert. I'm living well ;)

I will be training a friend tomorrow night. I know I keep saying it, but I might actually do some log work while he's running his full body Reeve's Classic.

It's been a while and I haven't posted much on it this year, but in late 2011 I was training two friends using an adapted Steve Reeve's Classic template I found on a lifting site. They both made good progress, but one suffered a hernia (unrelated to his training fortunately!) and the other progressed quickly but soon became complacent and quit coming round.

I will have to see if I can find it again.

But anyway, the hernia patient has recovered and this year began building his strength back again with the same template. If we can both finally get our shit together, so he can train at least twice per week without complications, he'll see some nice progress as before.

And then of course, I can use all this as practical experience in my PT certification, which so far is going well.

Life is good. :)

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