Thursday’s Training

November 11th, 2007 by


Decline Hammer Strength Press
Worked up to 305 x 12 + 5 + 2

Hammer Strength Shoulder Press
worked up to 215 x 9 + 4 + 3

Reverse-grip Bench Press
worked up to 160 x 12 + 5 + 3

Assisted Pull Ups
worked up to 80 x 10 + 4 + 3 plus 10 lat shrugs

Paused Deadlifts
Worked up to 455×6 and then dropped to


Not sure how I got through the 455. I wasn’t in the mood to train today, even though going into the final exercise, i was up on everything. I warmed up with 135 and was thinking, ugh, that was heavy. That’s not usually a good sign.

Then 225×3 – still heavy
Then 315×1 – still heavy
Then 405×1 – felt like 805×1

So I took a good 5 minutes to get ready for the 455. First one went up ok, so then I knew I had it. Rep 6 was a doozy. This is my limit for now.

The 405×10 wasn’t that bad, besides feeling lightheaded at the end of it. Definitely easier on the way down than it was on the way up.

Weight is up to 232 now. I feel chubby, but full. LOL 240 will be good.

I’m at that point where I’m starting to fill out and get bigger which is good. But it also coincides with not feeling as lean, which really isn’t just a feeling. It’s a fact. I’m up about 8lbs now. For the longest time I couldn’t get my weight to budge, owing to a lack of consistent eating, but now it’s starting to increase relatively consistently. While I’d like to do a little bit of dieting right now just to scale back a bit, I’m going to hold out until the New Year I think.