Week 35 – 5/3/1 – Day 116

Cycle #6
Week 4 Day 1

Deload Press:  5×35, 5×45, 5×55
BBB Press:  5x10x45
Conditioning:  Interval Cycling 20min.

Accidentally did two extra sets on the BBB assistance.  Forgot deload week backed off on number of sets.  After cycling, I did a supuperset of chin-ups and sit-ups.  Did as many sets of chin-ups to complete 20 reps.  Time between chin-up sets were allocated to doing sit-ups to failure.  I’ll probably sprinkle some light high rep hypertrophy assistance exercises (1-3) after the BBB assistances if I’m not feeling too burnt out.

I’m going to start a bodybuilder assistance next cycle starting with some light sets for assistance during the deload week.  I’ll alternate between bodybuilding and strength each cycle.

Week 34 – 5/3/1 – Day 115

Cycle #6
Week 3 Day 3+4

Warm-up Squat:  5×95, 3×120, 3×140
5/3/1 Squat:  
5×180, 3×200, 3×225
BBB Squat:  5x10x135

Warm-up Deadlift:  5×115, 3×145, 3×170
5/3/1 Deadlift:  5×215, 3×245, 1×270
BBB Deadlift:  5x10x145

Probably not the best of ideas to do both squat and deadlift 5/3/1’s on the same day.  Actually, thinking back, it was a terribly conceived idea.  I can’t think of any other way to “make up” workout sessions though.

Week 34 – 5/3/1 – Day 113

Cycle #6
Week 3 Day 1

Warm-up Press:  5×30, 3×45, 3×55
5/3/1 Press:  
5×70, 3×80, 4×85
BBB Press:  5x10x45
Incline Bench Press:  10xBar, 2x10x65
Decline Bench Press:  10×55, 2x10x65
Core:  2xF Sit-ups
Conditioning:  15min. elliptical

Pressing wasn’t too bad.  Feel like I’m straining my right wrist- bar rolling back into my fingers.  Other than that, it felt pretty easy.  I think I need to try and exert myself more on the final, top set.  Did some more pressing afterwards, specifically, decline and incline benching.  I probably should invest more time in doing some more dipping…

Week 33 – 5/3/1 – Day 112

Cycle #6
Week 2 Day 4

Warm-up Deadlift:  5×115, 3×145, 3×170
5/3/1 Deadlift:  5×200, 5×230, 5×260
BBB Deadlift:  5x10x145

Felt like I was rounding my back on the way up.  Wasn’t keeping my head inline with my spine and so I ended up lifting my butt up first.  Didn’t keep a tight midsection and so my chest buckled in.  Going to have to record myself again.

Cracking left knee and unstable right shoulder.  Sometimes these hindrances can play with my head.

Week 33 – 5/3/1 – Day 110

Cycle #6
Week 2 Day 2

5/3/1 Squat:  5×95, 3×120, 3×140 + 3×155, 3×180, 3×200
BBB Squat:  5x10x120
Core:  3xF Situps

Shoulder pain hasn’t popped up again.  Didn’t feel as rejuvenated as the previous couple days of AM workouts.  Have started to sneeze a bit so I may be coming down with something, unfortunately.

Week 33 – 5/3/1 – Day 109

Cycle #6
Week 2 Day 1

5/3/1 Press:  3×60, 3×70, 3×75
BBB Press:  5x10x45

Starting this week with going to the gym in the AM.  Sleep time from the night before was around 10:30pm latest so I could get up with enough sleep at 5AM this morning.  Surprisingly, I was able to wake up without much effort.  The one thing though that kept me from going back to sleep (I only snoozed twice, which is a first in a long time) was this piercing pain in my right shoulder.  It just felt like a knife was lodged in my shoulder when I lay down.  The pain progressively worsened from no pain when I first lay down.

It’s definitely humbling to see other people already up and working out in the early hours.