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Ross86 05-10-2010 05:27 PM

Journal leading up to PL competition
 
I have a competition coming up on July 31st in Bristol, VA. I'm going to keep a journal so I can look at what I'm doing. I've not been following a specific template or program. Hopefully I'll be able to get my training sorted out by doing this.

Squats - 1X5, 3X3, 1X2, 1X3
RDLs - 1X12, 2X8, 2X5 w/ a 10 second hold at the top to finish

That's all I did tonight. I'm training in a barn at the house I'm renting. It has shaky floors, gaps in every piece of siding, no heat, no a/c, it's dusty... And it was windy, in the 40's, and raining like hell when I lifted this evening (7:30-9:00). The shitty training facility will be my most frequently used excuse for my lackluster training up until the meet.

Pitysister 05-10-2010 06:49 PM

good on ya sir...hope you do well.

iron_worker 05-11-2010 06:24 AM

Sounds like a pretty Rocky-esque training facility. lol

Good luck with the competion. I hope you do well.

IW

Pitysister 05-11-2010 08:19 AM

i wonder if there will be any punching of hanging pig carcasses during this training time period?

Jonson 05-11-2010 09:59 AM

Your new gym sounds awesome!
Good luck with your training for your comp!

TALO 05-11-2010 07:24 PM

Good luck.

What numbers are you planing on hitting ? I am assuming it's PL'ng and not strongman.

I'm doing one on the 31st also :)

iron_worker 05-12-2010 08:32 AM

What you been up to TALO?

How is your training going and what happened to your journal!?

iW

Ross86 05-12-2010 05:58 PM

Thanks guys. I'll go out on a limb and list my openers...I should be completely comfortable with these weights by the time the meet rolls around. I'm not sure about bench, but I can take a wild guess. There's no telling where I'll be with my bad shoulder 2 months from now though. Oh, and I'll be lifting raw of course. :)

bench - 250 to...275?
squat - 415
dl - 505

Ross86 05-12-2010 06:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pitysister (Post 86064)
i wonder if there will be any punching of hanging pig carcasses during this training time period?

No, that would be too much like cardio. I just sit in an old rocking chair between sets. :)

Ross86 05-12-2010 06:03 PM

Push press - 1X8, 3X5, 1X4
Bench press w/ swiss bar + chains (1-2 sec pause on the chest) - 3X5
BB rows - 1X8, RP set w/ 4 iterations

Looks like my volume is perpetually low. I need to add in more accessory work. :-/


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