Thanks. This cycle has been great so far, I'm really feeling stronger and loving it! 5/3/1 Cycle 3 Set 2
Quick set of 3 pullups then 5 minutes on treadmill
Pullups: 5x7 alternating grips
Still no jump rope replacements at the gym.
I guess I'll have to go ahead and order one for myself. I figured I'd get 6 presses today, but I was feeling great on #6 so I went for it and handily pressed #7. It got really slow about half-way up as usual, I yelled a bit, lockout was super-slow, but I hit it. Finishing the pullups sets was probably easier because I didn't do my usual warmup pullups. I scaled back my programmed dips to 8 reps instead of 9 which turned out to be reasonable as it was difficult to even finish 8 reps each set.
I didn't run today because I got a late start at the gym and had to get back to the office. That means no running this week.
So far I'm definitely noticing some strength gains on the 5/3/1 program even though it's only been 2.5 months. I've bounced back from my 6 week break quicker than I thought I would, which is probably due to the all out reps on the last set of each workout. I've been hitting decent reps on all my lifts which theoretically translate to 1RM strength gains. I'm probably not going to test my maxes until the end of the year, so I'll stick with the program at least until then. At that point I might switch to Madcow for more emphasis on benching (twice a week) or change up my assistance for more chest and back support.
My strength log
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
'That's 200 solid ass pounds!'
Good work buddy.
vegan_rossco, the squat wizard wrote:
Some guy was staring at me the whole time like I was some kind of fucking wizard firing lightening bolts from my butt.