Monday, October 29, 2007

Training 10-29-07


5 x 235
4 x 235
5 x 225
4 x 225
3 x 225
15 x 135

Incline Bench Press
5 x 5 x 175

5 x 135
5 x 185
5 x 225
5 x 275
3 x 325

Pullups (overhand)
5 x 5 x 35

Overhead Walks
5 x 2 lengths x 60

Time to admit that I need to deload on Squats. Down to 195 next time, then work back up.

All the benches were taken today, including any and all freestanding flat benches that we could've moved to the power rack or used for dumbbell press. Incline felt good, though. I used some of the tips for bench from Starting Strength -- shoulders back and together, press with feet, set the grip with the thumb, etc.

Was hoping to get 4 reps of 325 on Deadlift today, but no such luck. The mixed grip felt more lopsided than it did last week. Next time I'll top out with 2 sets of 275 -- all the stuff I've been reading seems to suggest that going heavy on Deadlift twice in a week is a bad idea.

Pullups were strong. Keeping the hands at about shoulder-width stops the elbows from hurting with the overhand grip. 40 lbs underhand next time.

Token Asian Roommate and I alternated on the Overhead Walks. I walked across the cardio studio and back, then when I got back to the start point, he went. When he got back, I went, etc. This was a great exercise, but I need to move up to 70 or 80 lbs next time.

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