Redo: Monday Training: Week 1/Day 1

I spent the Bye weekend with Wendler.  Lots of talk about training - for us and for athletes, and lots of football.  As always, with football comes good eatin'.

I won't ramble on about what we talked about in this post, but the training talk helped a ton.  This past summer was one of my best blocks of training I've had in a while.  I felt great and had really productive workouts.

For a variety of reasons I (we) went away from this.  Some good, some bad, but still, I went away from it.  I think part of it is because there are things I WANT to do and some of those are different than what I CAN do because of mileage on the frame.  Another part of it is the curiosity of experimentation.  It's almost like, "I figured this out, let's try something different.  I can always come back to it."

Here's what went down today:

  • FBB Bench: 115x5/125x5/135x12 PR!/155x9 PR!/185x2 PR!
  • KB Row/Pull-ups: 4x10/4x5
  • KB Row: 70lbs x30
  • Pull-ups: 10 reps

I finished up with Neck and Curls.

Very simple.  Shoot for PR sets and move on.  This really kept me focused today.  I spent all of my warm-up sets thinking about getting 135x12 (11 was previous PR).  Once I hit that I checked my 155 PR, which was 8.  I haven't touched 185 in 2+ years.  Technically, the 70lb KB for 30 each arm is a PR because I've never done it before.  I'm not exactly sure on my Pull-ups, but I believe it's 14?  Either way, next time I feel like hitting a PR in any of these I'll just shoot for 1 more rep.  The row will probably go to an 85lb DB.  Once I get 30 each arm I'll go to 100?  We'll see.

Great lift, though.  I feel really good after.


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