14 weeks to 'good strength'

Discussion in 'Training Logs' started by Axelator, May 25, 2012.

  1. Axelator

    Axelator Not called Alex.

    Sunday I rested.

    Today just did 2 hours Muay Thai, need to start running again on my non lifting days so I don't get fat.
     
  2. Axelator

    Axelator Not called Alex.

    Gym AM
    Deadlift 1x5 140kg I forgot my wrist straps and with my little girl grip I could barely manage the one set.
    Bent Over Rows 5x5 82.5kg
    Romanian Deadlifts 3x5 100kg
    3x7 Pull ups
    3:15 Plank
    1:15 PLank
    1x4 Standing Ab Roll Outs

    Run PM
    3 Miles, Didn't time it.
     
  3. Axelator

    Axelator Not called Alex.

    Run

    5 Miles 35:42

    Thai Boxing PM
     
  4. Axelator

    Axelator Not called Alex.

    Gym
    Bech Press 5x5 97.5kg Should be reppin outat 100kg next week which will be nice for someone my weight with two proper plates on each side.
    Military Press 2x5 62.5kg 1x4 62.5kg 2x4 60kg
    Dumbell Press 30kg 3x8
    Dips

    Did Muay Thai in the evening.
     
  5. Axelator

    Axelator Not called Alex.

    GYm
    Squats 130kg 5x5
    Front Squats 85kg 3x5
    Plank:3:15
    Side Planks 1:15
    Standing ab Roll outs 2x4 1x2
     
  6. Axelator

    Axelator Not called Alex.

    Didn't do anything over the weekend except drink rather a lot on Saturday among other things which I'm sure aren't good for my health or performance. It reminded me why I rarely do that stuff.

    Today I went for a 5 mile run it took 34:53 which was ok considering I felt bad from Saturday night still.
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2012
  7. Axelator

    Axelator Not called Alex.

    Gym
    Deadlifts 5x5 140kg
    Bent Over rows 5x5 85kg
    Romanian Deadlifts 3x5 105kg
    Pull ups 3x8

    Need to look into changing my reps and sets with deadlifts as my form is breaking down on the later sets. Might take it down to one set or 2, or reduce the reps and increase the weight a lot.
     
  8. Axelator

    Axelator Not called Alex.

    Just went for a run too, 3 miles didn't time it. Have too much energy at the moment, just want to tear the head off a bull or something.
     
  9. Axelator

    Axelator Not called Alex.

    Just Thai Boxing today. Been a Harmonia axyridis week for actual skill training, will train thurs, fri sat to make up for it.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 27, 2012
  10. Princess Haru

    Princess Haru Valued Member

    You could do different rep sets. Say 5x5 is 25, 8x3 is 24 (pretty close), 12x2 is 24 (lot of breaks). Obv with 5/3/1 my rep sets are based on 5s 3s and 1s though I can see the benefit in mixing it up a bit. The strongest girl I know lifts 130 deadlift raw and works on small rep sets so 8 singles, 4x2, 3x3, 2x4 then she ups the weight again rarely going to 5 rep sets but it works for her. Couple of guys in the gym tonight both beaten by their 5x5 goal on squat, the stronger guy doing 170kg, okay for 3 sets but dropped reps on 4th, other guy starting on 90kg did well though I saw him do drop sets at 80 so might have not done all 5 sets.
     
  11. Axelator

    Axelator Not called Alex.

    Yeah I think I might aim for total less reps, maybe 15 or something. I will do some reading this week end on it.

    Body Weight 80kg

    Gym AM
    Bench Press 1x5 100kg 1x4 100kg 1x4 97.5kg (had to scream for help when I failed on my fifth rep) 1x7 90kg (last to reps were assissted).
    Military Press 5x5 60kg
    Dumbell Bench Press 3x5 35kg 3x6
    Dips 3x5 30kg

    Thai Boxing PM

    Happy to be finally doing 100kg for reps but 97.5kg 5x5 felt ok last week so a little dissapointed I only managed 2 sets with 100kg.

    Finally feeling pretty strong for my weight, only the really big guys a the gym are outlifting me, everyone my size is not even close.
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2012
  12. Axelator

    Axelator Not called Alex.

    Just Thai boxing tonight.
     
  13. Axelator

    Axelator Not called Alex.

    Sat:
    Squats 132.5kg 5x5
    Front Squats 95kg 5x5
    Bicep Curls
    Plank: 2:20
    Side Plank 1:20
     
  14. Axelator

    Axelator Not called Alex.

    Sun

    5 Mile run 37 Min
    Tried what I originally planned to be a 100 burpee challenge after but it turned into the 50 burpee challenge after about 20 reps. Did 50 burpees with a push up in 2:21 in the end which is an ok time I think considering I'd just ran 5 miles.
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2012
  15. Axelator

    Axelator Not called Alex.

    Mon
    Just Muay Thai today
     
  16. Axelator

    Axelator Not called Alex.

    Gym
    Deadlift 145kg 5x2
    Bent Over Rows 87.5kg 5x5
    Romanian Deadlift 107.5kg 3x5
    Hyper Extensions 3x15 20kg
    Pull ups 3x9
     
  17. Axelator

    Axelator Not called Alex.

    Just Muay Thai today.
     
  18. Axelator

    Axelator Not called Alex.

    Gym Am
    Bench Press 2x5 100kg 2x3 100kg 1x25 60kg
    Military Press 3x5 62.5kg 2x4 62.5kg
    Dumbell Bench Press 3x6 35kg
    Dips 3x5 32.5kg

    Muay Thai PM
     
  19. Princess Haru

    Princess Haru Valued Member

    Some improvement on your Bench Press compared to last week:happy: still that 15kg could be tough
     
  20. Axelator

    Axelator Not called Alex.

    Thanks, I was working with another guy who was bench pressing and having someone there helps me lift more for some reason. I figure if I can lift 105kg for 5x5 then I will attempt 120kg it's going to be a struggle though.
     

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