Persistent Guy's Training Log Continues

2x5: double pause deadlift 169 kg
3x12: high pull 69 kg
1x7: bentover row 69 kg

Woke up with a cramp in my neck today. Fortunately it didn’t bother me much doing the deads, and seemes to have gone away during the first set of high pulls, somehow.

Also gonna need new sweatpants for deadlifting. This pair now has holes above the knees, and the holes are big enough that my thumbs are starting to catch them on the way down.

3x12: Zercher squat 109 kg
1x3: military press 79 kg
2x5: military press 75 kg
1x7: military press 69 kg
1x10: military press 59 kg
1x14: military press 49 kg

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2x3: deadlift 189 kg
3x3: pullup 36 kg
1x10, 2x3: pullup

1x9, 2x8: front squat 99 kg
3x8: db floor press 42 kg
1x12: db floor press 36 kg
1x12: military press 49 kg

Tried doing the front squats with slower descent and no bouncing them hard off the sawhorses to squeeze out the last couple of reps, as that’s also cheating, so this is how many reps I got doing that.

2x10: snatch grip deadlift 129 kg
1x9: double pause deadlift 129 kg
3x12: high pull 69 kg
1x7: bentover row 69 kg

Bloody thumb on the second deadlift set, so I finished with pause deads, getting to nine reps before the grip gave out. Also training for the third day in a row, because I need to free up tomorrow evening and didn’t know this with enough advance notice to move things around in a smarter way. Sure I could just skip this day or do it on Wednesday or during the lunch break at work or whatever, but… nah. Doing this kind of thing regularly is definitely a terrible idea, but I figure once every few years my recovery will be able to keep up.

3x12: Zercher squat 109 kg
1x4: military press 79 kg
2x5: military press 75 kg
1x6: military press 69 kg
1x10: military press 59 kg
1x14: military press 49 kg

Form on the Zerchers has been kinda lousy the previous couple of weeks, with the bar trying to roll up my forearms. First set it was doing it again, but I think I figured out how to correct it - keep my elbows wider apart when getting the bar into position. That way when my elbows make contact with the thighs at the bottom, they just sorta slide to the outside of the leg naturally instead of making more sudden contact at first, which seems to jar things and make the bar drift forward. Maybe. Will see how things work next week.

1x1: deadlift 209 kg
1x3: deadlift 189 kg
3x3: pullup 36 kg
1x10, 2x3: pullup

Oh, and lost another pair of pants. Tried doing the deads in a rather thin pair of lounge pants, ended up with holes in both legs after the single. Really need to go buy proper sweatpants… or I could deadlift in shorts during the summer, and watch the bald spots on my shins and thighs get bigger and weirder looking. Heh.

2x9, 1x8: front squat 99 kg
3x8: db floor press 42 kg
1x12: db floor press 36 kg
1x12: military press 49 kg

Inbetween spent almost an hour picking these… I’ve never been flexible in a reach down and touch my toes or do overhead squats way, but my back and knees are flexible enough to do squat down for a long time without pain. Also tore a hole in the butt of another pair of pants… that’s three in like a week, though to be fair one already had holes for over a month, and the second was worn pretty thin.

2x5: double pause deadlift 169 kg
3x12: high pull 69 kg
1x8: bentover row 69 kg

3x12: Zercher squat 109 kg
3x5: military press 75 kg
1x6: military press 69 kg
1x10: military press 59 kg
1x14: military press 49 kg

1x(3 deadlift + 3 rack pull): 189 kg
1x3: deadlift 189 kg
3x3: pullup 36 kg
1x10, 2x3: pullup

1x10, 2x9: front squat 99 kg
3x8: db floor press 42 kg
1x12: db floor press 36 kg
1x12: military press 49 kg

2x10: double pause deadlift 129 kg
3x12: high pull 69 kg
1x8: bentover row 69 kg

3x12: Zercher squat 109 kg
3x5: military press 75 kg
1x6: military press 69 kg
1x10: military press 59 kg
1x14: military press 49 kg

Picked berries inbetween the squats and presses, which of course involves staying in the bottom of a squat position for a whole lot. Though I took about an hour to do other stuff after that, my quads still felt pretty crappy on the presses and there was definitely even worse form than usual. But, hey, berries! Totally worth it. And probably contain, like, antioxidants or vitamins or something.

1x1: deadlift 209 kg
1x3: deadlift 189 kg
3x3: pullup 36 kg
1x10, 2x3: pullup

2x10, 1x9: front squat 99 kg
3x8: db floor press 42 kg
1x12: db floor press 36 kg
1x12: military press 49 kg

2x5: double pause deadlift 169 kg
3x12: high pull 69 kg
1x8: bentover row 69 kg