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So, paying attention to my own advice, after running up to and against my probable maxes in October, recalibration occurred and the next iteration of the upward-trending sawtooth wave pattern has commenced. Relative to the last reset (July 10), here’s how things stacked up:
Bench Press: 1RM: 240 (+15), new 1st wave max: 165
Overhead Press: 1RM 135 (-15), new 1st wave max: 85
Squat: 1RM 325 (+60), new 1st wave max: 225
Deadlift: 1RM 425 (+20), new 1st wave max: 275
Of course, losing the better part of two months to the broken hand and subsequent plague really hampered everything but the squat (since it doesn’t rely on grasping the bar, it could still be done with relative aplomb). The P&V page has been summarily updated.
15/9/3: Overhead Press (Friday) | Deadlifts (Sunday)
It’s also “weigh and measure weekend,” though I don’t know if I’ll snap some progress pictures to share or not. Feeling a little squidgy after entirely too much coffee and some much-needed beer.
OHP Friday frankly kind of sucked. Deadlifting on Sunday went better.
Lunch was a couple of running intervals, followed by a lot of coughing.
I’m just going to assume the over/under on every Bills game this season is 9 points above whatever the opposing team’s average points per game is, since I think the boys in blue have a chance at coming in under 150 points scored this season unless they decide to play without a quarterback at all.
That bitching aside…
Lunchtime saw me working on my dips. I hate dips. Haaaaate. 2×10 sandwiched a 1×20, which sucked a lot. So did medicine-ball rolling my traps, rhomboids, delts and quads – interesting popping and crunching sensations ensue.
This is one of the routines I’d inflict on Code Monkey every so often, so I thought I’d double up to get myself back in gear, despite the nagging cough of profound annoyance. I’ll be flipping this around next time, to be deadlifts with interstitial bench pressing.
… it’s that “weightlifting” thing I used to do. Five weeks since the break, and, other than needing to stretch my wrist, and not move the pinkie & thumb in certain (read: painful) ways, things are more or less back to where they should be, so I can resume my reset after the rep-calculating work just prior.
15/9/3 – Overhead Press & Squat
Overhead Press: 2×10 @ 45 / 1×10 @ 65
Squat: 1×15 @ 45 / 1×10 @ 135
Overhead Press: 3×5 @ 85 / 3×5+3 @ 95
Squat: 3×5 @ 175 / 3×5+5 @ 195
I curtailed both before the heaviest set in the interest of not overdoing it. I will probably revisit these same weights, just adding the 105 / 215 (or 225) top end sets next session.
Let me just say that trying to do this on the back-end of Con*Crud and four weeks after breaking my damn hand was not the most fun I’ve ever had. I took a pass on the pushups because bending my hand backwards puts pressure on what we suspect is a sprained pinkie/wrist combo platter; I did a plank hold for about 90 seconds instead.