I hit some pretty high volume at the beginning of this week. I continued doing the SSB squats with chains and have also started using the ab wheel on my days off.
This week I entered a high-volume phase in hopes I can maintain or increase maximal strength and also improve body composition.
It’s easy to get weighed down in the trap of defining our successes by comparison to others. But what's even more important are the small, everyday self-victories.
After the last couple weeks of heavy volume it was time to cycle it down a little. The timing worked well as I had to take a day off from training anyway.
Between two rest days this week and a rough snatch workout, I wasn't at 100 percent. Fortunately a good front squat session on Sunday saved my training week.
This week was a testing week and also turned out to be a recovery week. Check out the videos I've included this week to see some of the results!
I've been coming off a cold this last week, but nevertheless I hit some epic lifts on my squat and deadlift, as well as some awesome volume on benching.
I managed to get in a heavy squat workout this week before I got hit with the nasty bug that's been going around in my house.
Today I've included a video of my extra training day I do every week - also known as "Stupid, Random S**t Day."
This week I set a new 5-minute snatch PR. My job now is to gradually increase both quantitative and qualitative measures of progress from week to week.
Between moving to a new gym facility and squatting heavy - 800lbs, to be exact - for the first time in months, I think 2014 is off to a good start.
With New Year’s in sight and competitions looming, I’m starting to bear down on my workouts a bit more after a few weeks of abbreviated and low-effort sessions.
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