Charles Staley

Charles Staley

 

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This week I started using a new method for my deadlifts and also set yet another 10-rep personal record in the kettlebell snatch.
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.
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.
I've started doing high-rep kettlebell swings in preparation for the Tactical Strength Challenge in April. This week was the first time I had tried it, and I was pleased with the results.
Due to life getting in the way this week, it ended up being an unplanned deload week of sorts. Despite this, I did manage good results in the squat and bench.
Good solid week this week, with good results in the low bar squat, deadlift, and tactical pull ups. Today I'll discuss how I determine my objectives each week.
In addition to my powerlifting schedule, I’ve decided to compete in Strong First’s Tactical Strength Challenge on April 12th, so I've added a few things to my training.
Some weeks you just have to make the training brief, and this was one of those times. It was a light week due to work and travel, but I'll be back full swing next week.
This week was a good time to remember the old adage, “A peak, by definition, is surrounded by two valleys.” Nothing spectacular, but a solid week of training.
I’m making gradual progress week by week, although I’m not feeling especially strong lately. I’ve also been pondering the idea of including a bit of mobility work in my training.
This entry marks my first full week of training following World Championships. I'll be doing Wendler's 5-3-1 program to prep for upcoming events.
Here's a report of this year's Raw! Federation World Powerlifting Championships, as well as my goals for the future in light of my performance at the meet.