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Strength Monday – 08/13/12
In my quest for lean superhero-ness, I’m following the Wendler 5/3/1 strength training program. Twice a week, Dave and I are hitting the craptastic gym in our Converse to lift heavy and crank through a mini-metcon.
I like cupcakes, but not cupcaking.
Oh, dear. Today was pretty lousy in terms of feeling successful under the barbell. Between my T3 experimentation and my monthly hormone poisoning, I had nothing going on today.
10 2-count PVC back squats
10 PVC good mornings
10 air squats
10 behind-the-neck press, PVC
3 @ 70% of max = 135#
3 @ 80% of max = 150#
max reps @ 90% of max = 170# – I did 3.
Man! I expected to get at least 5 at this weight, and it was really disappointing to go for the 4th rep and just have nothing happen.
3 @ 70% of max = 65#
3 @ 80% of max = 75#
max reps @ 90% of max = 85# – I did 3… as push presses.
I couldn’t do even one rep of a straight press at 85#, so I squeezed out 3 push presses, took a rest, and tried for 80#. I did ONE rep at 80. Sigh.
How was your workout today?