Deadlifts - 315lbs/2 reps, 405lbs/1 rep. *put on Inzer Z suit* Deadlifts - 495lbs/1 rep sumo, 495lbs/1 rep conv.
Like I said, FUN! I've been wanting to try the Z suit for deadlifts but never got around to it. I found the material is no where near agressive enough to give any decent support. It feels like a thick bathing suit. I'll be giving to someone in the near future.
Well, I've gone and caught the flu. This was my last week of training before going on Christmas holidays and I'm at home resting, trying to feel better. I did manage to do some internet surfing today and found some very interesting articles and videos. Since it's the season of giving here you go.
Today I found it really hard to get motivated. We were having a breakfast at work as a get together for Christmas and I found myself not wanting to go to the gym. Eventually I found enough motivation and off I went. Here's what happened.
Sit Ups - 3 sets/12 reps. Various Other Exercises For Fun.
The high reps sets get deep into the muscles. It's 2 hours after my work out and my chest and triceps still feel weak. I can't help but think that this training will pay off like crazy when I drop the reps and increase the weight when getting ready for my next competition. Deadlifts tomorrow.
I think I found some weaknesses. Ryan Fowler mentioned to me at the meet that I sould try a training phase doing 15 reps. This is my inspiration for training 12's. Like I said I'll keep his up for a while and gradually increase sets/reps. By the way, I can barely control my arms and hands. I think I found a weakness.
Well I'm back in the gym after a week off. Things today felt good. I want to drop some weight before I compete again, 133kg seems a bit heavy. I've decided to incorperate more cardio, ab work, and increase my reps to 12. Here's how things went.
10 min cardio warm up *super set with minimal rest* Squats - 3 sets/12 reps/135, 185, 185lbs Donkey Calf Raises - 3 sets/12 reps/200lbs. Leg Extensions - 3 sets/12 reps/150, 165, 180lbs. Lying Leg Curls - 3 sets/12 reps/70, 80, 90lbs.
Full Sit Ups - 3 sets/12 reps/all me.
At the completition of my last squat set I was really sucking wind. I'll add more sets and exercises as things progress.