EDITOR'S NOTE: Ever wonder how a world-class coach actually trains? Wonder what it's like to train as a "mature athlete?" Welcome to the athlete journal of Charles Staley. A big believer in practicing what he preaches, Charles trains and competes just like his clients. Now, every Friday read what Charles has done this week in his workout sessions, and how he feels about it.

 

Short training week with only two workouts this week. My bodyweight continues to drop - I’ve attached a photo here for purposes of tracking body comp. I’m currently at 203.8 on my way down to 195-200ish.

 

The big news (!) this week is that I managed to briefly pass out with 390 pounds on my back. I luckily caught it on video (below) for your viewing entertainment. Enjoy!

 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 10:35 AM

 

Bodyweight: 205.2 lbs

 

BUFFALO BAR SQUAT

Set 1: 55 lbs × 5

Set 2: 55 lbs × 5

Set 3: 105 lbs × 3

Set 4: 145 lbs × 1

Set 5: 195 lbs × 1

Set 6: 235 lbs × 1

Set 7: 285 lbs × 1

Set 8: 345 lbs × 1

Set 9: 390 lbs × 1 (Video Below)

 

 

 

 

SQUAT

Set 1: 225 lbs × 1

 

Notes: Just testing the straight bar, which felt just fine and caused no pain today

 

DEADLIFT

Set 1: 225 lbs × 3

Set 2: 315 lbs × 1

Set 3: 405 lbs × 1

Set 4: 455 lbs × 1 (Video Below)

 

 

Friday, February 15, 2013, 10:35 AM

 

Bodyweight: 205.2 lbs

 

CLOSE GRIP BENCH PRESS

Set 1: 45 lbs × 5

Set 2: 95 lbs × 5

Set 3: 135 lbs × 5

Set 4: 185 lbs × 3

Set 5: 205 lbs × 1

Set 6: 225 lbs × 1

Set 7: 245 lbs × 1

Set 8: 255 lbs × 1

 

Notes: This was a new PR for this lift.

 

BENCH PRESS

Set 1: 225 lbs × 1

 

Notes: No pain!

 

TRX ROW

Set 1: 205.2 lbs × 7

Set 2: 205.2 lbs × 7

Set 3: 205.2 lbs × 7

 

BICEP CURL (DUMBBELL)

Set 1: 70 lbs × 10

Set 2: 80 lbs × 8

Set 3: 90 lbs × 5

Set 4: 90 lbs × 5

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