Good work bro.This log is getting more interesting
Smolov Jr wk1, day 3
8 x 4 x 155kg
Still no belt or straps used, I'm wondering how far I can get without them. Tomorrow will be the real test with 10 sets of 3. My lower back is feeling extra tight tonight.
6 x 6 x 105kg
This was surprisingly difficult, especially the last set. I attribute it to being exhausted already from deads. I might try and split the 2 exercises up tomorrow, deads before work and bench on my lunch break, and see how I fare then.
15 x bw
10 x bw
10 x bw
Weighted Leg Raises On-dips-bars
15 x 10kg
12 x 10kg
mega solid dead, dont know how u can do such weight without straps and belt though. chins and bench looks great too
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.
Smolov Jr wk 1, day 4
Due to time constraints I did bench first before work...
7 x 5 x 112.5kg
Did much better this time without the exhaustion after deads although I have a feeling the bench part of this routine is really going to have me struggling.
Did some arms too
Straight Bar Arm Curls
12 x 40kg
10 x 40kg
8 x 35kg
15 x 32.5kg
12 x 42.5kg
10 x 42.5kg
On my lunchbreak...
10 x 3 x 165kg
Fuck me dead did this hurt, especially my hands which are still aching the day after. My back is a little stiff but not too bad.
I'm going to see how I go for the next couple of sessions with the bench and if I'm really struggling I might reset my max 5kgs lower so that I'll be able to complete the routine. I don't want to be finishing the sets with lots of assists.
Smolov Jr wk 2, day 1
8 x 4 x 120kg (I may have done 9 or 10 sets, I lost count a couple of times)
The bench is becoming less of a struggle to complete each day, weird.
6 x 6 x 147.75kg
I managed to rip one of my calluses while doing my first set and had to deal with an extremely painful bleeding palm for the rest of the sets. I wrapped my palm in paper-towel which alleviated some of the discomfort but it still hurt like a bitch. 2 big drawbacks to this routine have been the killer calluses I've been developing and all the ingrown hairs on my thighs from where the bar has been dragged up and down constantly. My back itself is still doing well. Still no belt or straps.