Charles Staley

Charles Staley

 

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There are just two weeks left until Worlds, and this week's training was encouraging. I set new PRs in the cambered bar squat, which has become one of my new mainstay exercises for squat training.
Nothing terribly spectacular this week, although I did hit an easy bench PR. On the less positive side, I’m developing some fluid accumulation in my right elbow.
A very good week of training. There’s not much you can do to improve your fitness right before a meet, but there’s a lot you can do to screw things up. So my goal right now is just business as usual.
Another solid week in the books, including a 455lb pull on a very thick bar. This should be equivalent to about 500lbs on a normal bar. My bench press is also coming along nicely.
This was a solid, productive training week with a 3RM PR on the high bar squat and a 1RM PR on the bench press. As competition looms nearer, I find myself training more and more on instinct.
Despite a 515 miss on the deadlift this week, I had a solid bench press and squat session. Overall, I'm feeling confident about Worlds, which are just seven weeks away now.
This was a quality training week, with an easy 370lb squat and also an easy 225lb x 3 bench press. Everything feels on track.
I’ve been feeling a bit under-recovered this week, so my volume was lower than normal. Despite that, I nearly hit a 340lb high bar squat, and my bench program is going well also.
I'm more sore than I've been in awhile, but overall it was a gratifying week, with an easy 355lb low bar squat, a 475lb pull after a ton of squats, and lots of hard upper-body work.
Aside from a disappointing session on Friday, this was a rewarding week with a lot of hard work. I ended the week with the first session of a 6-week Soviet-style cycle.
My training this week reassured me that I'll be ready for Worlds in twelve weeks. I hit an easy 315lb squat and 455lb deadlift with minimal shoulder pain.
After taking a week off, I sat down and made some more adjustments to my training week. With Worlds just 13 weeks away, it's time to get some serious work done.