Ryan's "Hope to compete again in 2014" log in Online Training Journals & Blogs Posted April 14, 2013 · Edited April 14, 2013 by VeganEssentials Upper back day done with conditioning-style shorter rest periods, shoulder work in there as well - Barbell rows, underhand grip, 45 seconds rest between sets - 1x5 @ 135 lbs.1x5 @ 185 lbs.8x5 @ 230 lbs. Overhead press with a tiny bit of leg drive (not proper push press), 1 minute rest between sets - 1x5 @ 135 lbs.1x5 @ 150 lbs.8x5 @ 170 lbs.Didn't feel great with these, even though it wasn't heavy I find I need about 2 minutes between sets to not feel burned out early on with overhead pressing. I have realized that the plan for shorter rest periods for shoulders and chest just don't work well for me, so I'm dumping that part of the plan and just keeping with shorter rest on other things for now. Weighted pull-ups, 45 seconds rest between sets again - 5x5 @ shoulder width grip w/ 25 lbs. added on, last set tough due to short rest period catching up with me. Overhead log press in the rack, rolling log out and back into position between each rep, done as drop rep sets as follows:1x10 @ 125 lbs., rest 90 seconds1x9 " ", rest 90 seconds1x8 " ", rest 75 seconds1x7 " ", rest 75 seconds1x6 " ", rest 60 seconds1x5 " ", rest 60 seconds1x4 " ", rest 30 seconds1x3 " ", rest 20 seconds1x2 " ", rest 15 seconds1x1 @ 125 lbs. 170 lb. concrete block bent over rows - 3x10, 2 minutes rest between sets (needed it with these) Barbell shrugs - 4x25 @ 315 lbs., 60 seconds rest between sets Wrapped up with 3 circuits of trapezius and assistance lifts - Band pull-aparts for 20 reps, move toDip shrugs - 25 reps @ bodyweight, move toHanging from pull-up position lat shrugs - 30 reps @ bodyweight, move toFace down on incline bench DB front raises - 15 reps @ 25 lb. DBs Wiped out afterward, will keep altering the conditioning plan to suit how I best work with it, deadlifting tomorrow night and aiming for 3x8 @ 405!