01 May *Video* Week of 4-25-16 Training and Getting Slayed By School Life
I’m currently training to qualify and compete at the XPC Finals at the Arnold. I am transitioning my training right now away from weightlifting into powerlifting and hope to change the all time record books once again.
Training over the last two weeks have been very hit and miss but I’m still getting at least a couple of days of quality work in. With the combination of end of semester/graduation projects and still pulling around full-time hours with work I’ve been going to bed between three and 5 o’clock in the morning consistently through the week and training often around midnight. Thankfully my gym Strong(ish) Garagebell is always open so that’s nice for me. The weights are still very light in this part of my training but are building up to hopefully a large PR or five in another couple weeks. Here is what I accomplished in the last week amongst all the madness.
Heavy Lower Day (Warm ups – Empty bar squats, rotational hip stretches, TFL stretch, bird dogs and shoulder mobility)
PL Squat 3×5 – 190kg/419lbs
At Knee Pin Pulls 3×5 – 190kg/419lbs
Pretty easy work here focusing on technique of keeping low back as rigid as possible and essentially practicing for the heavy work that comes up in a week or two.
Heavy Upper Day 1 (Warm-ups-shoulder mobility, chin-ups)
Paused bench with Bench Aid 1×5 – 325lbs
No Touch Bench Press 3×5 – 255lbs
At this point I promptly sat down in a chair to rest in between sets and fell asleep. With the late-night schedule dominating the rest of the week I just wasn’t able to get anything else in. The bulk of all school work and projects are now done so that shouldn’t be the case anymore.
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