makes more sense if you read the last part of the post: http://the-zeit.com/2014/07/24/weight-loss-vs-happiness/
Squat: up to 445; 430x9x1
I made the 9th single but as I went to lock out/rerack, I started to black out and my strength plummeted. I made a fast descent and the bar hit the rack supports (though it wasn’t crazy loud because it wasn’t a free-fall) Pissed because if I’d failed earlier, I could have just shit canned it but I got the same number of singles as yesterday.
BTN: up to 165; 155×2,1,1,1,1,1,1 (8)
Sumo: 360 off 5″ deficit
Had to get at least one PR. Hardcore, man.
Time: 2:10 (several minutes spent sitting & resting before attempting that deadlift)
resetting weights. I need to admit that I’m a 165 pounder and I can’t lift as much as I could 15-20 lbs ago.
Squat: up to 420; 375×1,1
I let Andy use the rack for his band nonsense but I couldn’t do more than one rep with 375, then I couldn’t do any reps with 375 without getting light-headed
Bench: up to 335; 290×2,3,3, 295×3, 300×2,2,1,2,2
this was a little better
Sumo+monster: 260 off 5″ deficit, 280 off 4.5″ deficit
at least i can still deadlift
I need to admit that I should typically do doubles and triples after i hit my daily pr. What I will do is back down about 45 lbs, then if I get 3 on a set, i’ll raise the weight 5 lbs.
(visiting parents, took yesterday off to go to the track – more about that, my favorite non-lifting hobby in a later post. lifted at the sports science place)
Squat: just did triples up to 269. didn’t black out
BTN Press: triples up to 125
Sumo+light: 310 off 4″, 355 off 2″, 375
time: 2 hrs
Squat: up to 425; 275,280,285,290,295,300×3, 305×2 (20)
just an example of what my volume will look like. started below the 45 lb barrier for squats bc of the problems I was having
Bench: up to 340; 20 reps mostly doubles with 300
Sumo+ avg: 240 off 5″
Squat: up to 430; mostly triples up to 330 (20)
BTN press: up to 164; doubles and triples up to 139 (16)
gonna start using 0.5 and 1.25 lb plates on this
Sumo+ strong band: 4 sets, all PRs, up to 205 off 3.5″
Squat: up to 435; mostly triples up to 355 (20)
Bench: up to 345; mostly doubles up to 305 (15)
Sumo: 365 off 5″
so pretty good, just a minor correction is all. hands are doing better and look normal except under close inspection; skin is not peeling off in a fun or interesting way anymore. Feet have huge freaky patches of dead skin but I’m just leaving them alone. re: transformation pics, sure, i guess I’ll take a shirtless photo, but I got bit by a spider (or something) on my abs so i have like two superfluous nipples and am going to wait til that clears up.