**57 days 'til competition**

I did a little more playing around with the 5/3/1 program. Today, I added in First Set Last as well as Joker sets. I misunderstood how to do Jokers when I did them yesterday, but got it right today. They are definitely tough to do after a max rep attempt. My shoulders were pumped and numb at the end. Since I did the extra work, I dropped the BBB sets to 50% of 1RM.

I'm going to redo my spreadsheet to have all days like this over the weekend.

**Cycle 2, Week 1 (PRESS DAY)**

Today's weight: 170.4

*PRESS (pounds):*

Warmups:

55 x 5

66 x 5

80 x 3

Worksets:

85 x 5

95 x 5

110 x 1 +8

120 x 4 (Joker)

95 x 5 (FSL)

85 x 5 +3 (FSL)

*BBB PRESS:*

65 x 10

65 x 10

65 x 10

65 x 10

65 x 10

*Reverse Pulldowns*

130 x 10

135 x 8

125 x 8

120 x 8

115 x 9

I ordered a pullup bar that I can mount in my basement. It should be here today I hope. I suck at chins/pullups so I'm going to work them daily according to an article I read on T-Nation. It says I'll put an inch on my arms in 4 weeks. We'll see about that, but at least I'll get good at chinups and do them as I'm supposed to after presses.