Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.
Bulky: Thanx bro, it was to paralell. I'm so surprised with my squatting today. I was aiming for 180k and i nailed that, did 2 reps easy! all that ATG squatting must have made a difference i suppose. I think on a better day I would have got 220.
John: Thanks very much :)
But hey get this, we did the 1rm to get a percentage load to work at on squat jumps. And iv'e gotta squat jump with 125kg on my back doing that in 2 weeks time.
But anyway, i'll be updating my log starting from monday. stay tuned guys :gaysign:
Tonight i did squats with 160k x 5 x 3 and then i did some bench (110k) for 3 sets and some pull-ups for a few sets.
Im going to be starting a new training plan. I dont think im going to do a specific program. im just going to periodize my training, not got round to doing it yet because it's a lengthy process and hadn't had the time. so for the next 1 or two my training is going to be whatever i want until iv decided exactly what to do :gaysign:
oh and i got my body fat measured today at uni and we did various methods. the first two i got like 15% and then an electrical one i got 26%! lol
theres no way im 26% but i know im more than 15%. im prolly like 20% max. i think im going to do a cut soon, i wanna get below 10%.
awesome squats mate!
cant wait to hear what kind of routine u decide to do. looks as if the fullbody sessions have done the job of upping ur strenght after the layoff though. but i guess squatting 3 times a week takes its toll on the CNS.
how about trying something totally new? doggcrap, advanced german volume training or an upper/ lower split.
from a personal standpoint id reccomend either 5/3/1(did u do this at some point?) or an upper/lower routine. i was on an upper/lower routine for months before 5/3/1 and although i burned out because of no deloading it did a great job with bringing up my lifts the first 2 months i utilized it.
anyways, keep us updated from time to time lance
Yeh your right, the FB sessions really have helped bring my strength back up. My training was going pretty bad before this and my strength wasn't going anywhere. I put it down to that i was chronically overtrained from years of never changing programs/rep schemes/sets etc. So thats why i did it to help bring back my strength and it certainly has worked and oh ive also got out of doing only 1 set But tbh i dont think it has took it out of my CNS. I think because ive been following a strength related program wherby i never went to failure and just used the routine to spice up my neurons etc rather than hypertrophy training whereby going to or close to failure, short rest periods etc. The only problem was my back (spine) was hurting me from squatting 3 times per week but i never wore a belt and ive decided i might throw it back in there now.
I was actually thinking about doing german volume training but havent really decicded same with the upper/lower too. And yes i did do 5/3/1 for about 3 months but i didnt really like it, i think i started wayyyy too light and i hated the deloads every 3 weeks. I think the deload is too frequent.
At the moment im thinking of just doing simple periodization wherby i follow hypertrophy phase training for say 6-8 weeks, then a 1 week of deload and then into a strength phase for say 4-6 weeks and 1 week deload. I need to read more about this though.
Thanks for your words of advice Joamkin :) I'll still be updating my training until i decide what im going to opt for.
http://www.musclemecca.com/showthread.php?t=47934, as does Jeremy Frey http://asp.elitefts.com/qa/training-...=Jeremy%20Frey.
Also see here: http://www.elitefts.com/documents/bl...iodization.htm
Thanks for those freako, i'll check them out :)
I think im going to settle on a upper/lower routine. Right now because i'm very busy at uni, it'll be 3 days a week. As far as periodisation, i'm going to do my own with hypertrophy/strength phases.
Im going to use the rest of the week to test and calculate my 1rm's and maybe my 10 rep maxes for assistance exercises. I'll be updating these in the next few days.