06 Dec Brian Carroll | Week 3 Squat and a bump in the road
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I’m in the middle of another 3-week offseason training wave and this is how it will go:
Week 1 – squat triples with SSB, block pulls for deads (throughout), second-week doubles, and the final week of the 3-week wave will be singles. I have been (and will be) starting with floor press on bench day, then going to equipped bench in my SDP (following the same rep scheme as above squat/dl day) as I really work on dialing in the details I’ve missed over the years. All RPE will be 6-7 and no higher than 8 on week 3. *I will be adding in elbow and knee sleeves along with wrist wraps for this cycle.
It sucks but last week during the week then more recently, during training over the weekend, I didn’t feel well. It appears a few things caught up with me and it put training worth a crap on hold for another week. Just really run down. It happens.
I’ve logged the tooth extraction surgery that slowed me down a bit and then shortly after, I had some cysts removed from my torso (last Tuesday). If that wasn’t enough, I started to get sick as it’s been going around. Needless to say, I didn’t feel up to training much but here is what I got done anyway. Sucks to not be 25 anymore lol and recover.
Normal warm-up as outlined in 10/20/Life (customized for my day to day needs)
Belt pause squat: 3×10
One Leg GM: 3×10
Done. Left after Stan was finished squatting and went and took a 3hr nap. I should not have trained! I’ll revamp my next 3-week plan before Saturday and I’ll update all of you on what I’ll do. Likely, I’ll start this mini cycle over and re-run it.
Sucks, but life before training.. esp in the offseason!
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