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Greg's Lifting Journal
« on: December 06, 2017, 06:51:03 PM »
I've been a member here for a long-time but have mainly been a lurker.  I've finally decided to take the plunge and start logging my workouts here.  I've been posting them on BB.com for a while now but those journals aren't near as lively as they once were and I think it's time for a change for me.  So to get things rolling...

This afternoon I completed 531 Building The Monolith (Cycle 26 - Week 6C) as follows:

Tri-set:
Squats 5-135, 3-155, 2-185, 2-225, 1-255, 3-285, 10-215
Band Facepulls 25, 25, 25, 25
Incline Fat Bar BP 5-105, 5-125, 5-145, 12 sets of 5 @ 180

Multi-Grip Chins 5-45, 5-45, 5-45, 5-45, 5-45

Bodyweight: 204.6 Pounds (Down 16.0 Pounds from 7/9) Overshot carbs a bit past few days

Workout Duration: 47:24.41 h:mm:ss (with 1:00 rest between sets)

Good workout today. This was my final workout of Monolith. The ebola came back to bite me and left me with a sinus infection that knocked me out of commission for the past several days. I really should have rested today too but instead I went home at lunch and knocked this workout out.

Squats felt OK. For my final set though I just didn't have 20 in me. My sinus infection is in my face behind my left cheek/eye and by rep 10 my sinuses were barking. I said screw it and stopped at 10. I hated to end this program on that note but I still feel like I gained a lot out of it.

Incline BP felt good. I did my full 12 sets of 5 there so that was good. I also hit all reps on my chins. I was out of time and pooped by this point so I skipped shrugs. It still feels like I got some good work in, so I'll take it.

My next workout will be the start of my meet prep work.  I've got two meets coming up in January...a push/pull meet on Jan 13 and a full PL meet on 1/27.  It's going to be a busy time between now and then getting ready.
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 06:55:41 PM »
Welcome to the I-S journals!  2 meets in the same month?  Wowza!

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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 06:57:24 PM »
Welcome to the journals.
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 06:58:34 PM »
Hey buddy ;D
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 07:30:15 PM »
Welcome to the I-S journals!  2 meets in the same month?  Wowza!

Thanks. Yeah the 2 meets are going to be challenging.  What happened there was I was already signed up for the meet on 1/27, then Mark Bell announced the ST Classic Push/Pull.  I couldn't pass up the chance to go there and compete and am planning to use it as a warm  up for the full meet on 1/27.  That is my plan at least.


Welcome to the journals.

Thanks Flex.  I'm looking forward to participating over here.


Hey buddy ;D

Hey Dave.  Yeah I finally decided to take the plunge and start entering my logs over here.  There seem to be more PLers over here which will be helpful to follow along with.
Everybody's always in such a rush all the time...I can't fake where I'm at...you're just where you're at. -Mark Bell

If in doubt, squat and run hills. So you walk into the gym and don't know what to do? Then squat and run hills. -Wendler

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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 07:50:34 PM »
You lucky dog.  I'd do a meet a day to be able to share a platform with those guys.  Just to be there would be super cool.  If I ever make it to CA, I'll be sure to visit ST.  Love the stuff they are doing there.

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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 07:59:38 PM »
Welcome buddy! Good to see ya over here
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 09:02:20 PM »
Hey Greg good to see you over here!
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 10:34:45 PM »
You lucky dog.  I'd do a meet a day to be able to share a platform with those guys.  Just to be there would be super cool.  If I ever make it to CA, I'll be sure to visit ST.  Love the stuff they are doing there.

Yeah I definitely count my blessings on that one.  I'm about an hour away from ST gym so I go there on Sundays when I can.  It's a great experience to lift around such strong lifters.  Definitely go by there and check it out if you're in the area.

Welcome buddy! Good to see ya over here

Thanks Shawn.  I'm happy to be over here.

Hey Greg good to see you over here!

Thanks John.  I'm looking forward to logging my workouts over here and getting inspiration from you guys that are stronger than me. :)
« Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 11:04:47 PM by ptreyesgreg »
Everybody's always in such a rush all the time...I can't fake where I'm at...you're just where you're at. -Mark Bell

If in doubt, squat and run hills. So you walk into the gym and don't know what to do? Then squat and run hills. -Wendler

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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2017, 07:57:14 AM »
Welcome to the IS Journals  :)
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2017, 08:49:12 AM »
Welcome to IS, looking forward to following along.
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2017, 05:04:51 PM »
Welcome to the IS Journals  :)

Thanks Eric.

Welcome to IS, looking forward to following along.

Thanks Bando.

I'm definitely happy to be here and look forward to checking out your journals.
Everybody's always in such a rush all the time...I can't fake where I'm at...you're just where you're at. -Mark Bell

If in doubt, squat and run hills. So you walk into the gym and don't know what to do? Then squat and run hills. -Wendler

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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2017, 05:41:22 PM »
Welcome aboard Greg. Good luck with the meet prep
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2017, 02:20:52 PM »
This morning I completed 531 1000% Bastardo Peak (C27_1A) as follows:

Superset:
Deadlifts   3-155, 3-205, 3-245, 3-295, 4 sets of 3 @ 335
     Note: All sets were Conventional 4" Block Pulls
Fat Bar Incline BP  5-105, 5-135, 4 sets of 6 @ 185

Tri-set:
French Press    10-65, 10-65, 10-65, 10-65
Multi-Grip Chins  7-45, 7-45, 7-45, 7-45
Decline Situps    10, 10, 10, 10

Bodyweight: 203.4 Pounds (Down 17.2 Pounds from 7/9)

Workout Duration: 41:42.67 mm:ss (with 1:00 rest between sets)

Good workout today and a good start to my new meet-prep/peaking program.  This is 5's week on a basic 531 setup so it was not too heavy.  With this program I'm doing multiple sets at my heaviest weight of each of the main lifts.  Today that meant a 4x3 on Deads.

The deads felt great today.  I had no hip/low back/QL pain so that was awesome.  Now I can start focusing on getting more weight on the bar and peaking by mid-January.

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Welcome aboard Greg. Good luck with the meet prep

Thanks Andrew. :)  I'm glad to be here and am ready to give my meet prep a good ride and see where I wind up.
Everybody's always in such a rush all the time...I can't fake where I'm at...you're just where you're at. -Mark Bell

If in doubt, squat and run hills. So you walk into the gym and don't know what to do? Then squat and run hills. -Wendler

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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2017, 09:01:00 PM »
Nice pulls Greg! Another crazy named program in the works, looking forward to the prep!
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