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Training Log

8 Reps is Death

I’m halfway through my second week of my new training plan and I’m learning a few things about myself and my training: 1. My least favorite number is 8. It has no business being in front of the word “deadlift”. 2. When I’m being pushed harder in my own workouts,…

The Final Assessment

Today was the last of my 3 assessments for my new programming: upper body. Nothing wildly exciting, just a mix of pushing and pulling. It was, however, the first time in 2 months I benched 160 and 165. It’s disappointing to see weight I’ve doubled before move slowly but felt…

Cardio Efficiency Test Day

I woke up with sore quads… actually, if I’m being totally honest, my quads were already sore by last night! I guess the squat test was just as brutal on my muscles as it was my mind. But no matter, today’s training assessment was already set: treadmill fun to test…

I Want It All: Faster, Stronger, Healthier

Today started a new focus with my training and thus an appropriate time to start logging it all. After taking a month hiatus from powerlifting to train for a military-inspired production, I realized that running and cardio brought my blood pressure back down to safe, normal levels and actually loosened…