Tuesday, 1 May
c25w3d1 deadlift, squat accessory, grip
Bulgarian Split Squat
Static Barbell Holds
DL—decided on the fly today to do basic progression reset to a new weight at the base volume, and 185 seemed reasonable. This will give me a slightly smaller volume for fatigue management. Thinking about a possible max week, this may be my last DL workout before a deload and a max.
Bulgarians—I'm really tired, and sleep-deprived today. I wanted to adjust the workout a bit to allow for this, and I want to keep up the total reps for this movement, so I went with all-BW for today.
Static Holds—I'm sorry, Joe, but 3 seconds just doesn't do it for me. I don't feel like I've arrived before the party is over. I think I'll shoot for about 6 seconds most of the time.
Planning—My son and all-time best lifting partner will be arriving home in a week. In the past year, he has taken up DL and squatting, thanks to the influence of a college friend (where the dad apparently had no influence!) We've talked for a while about maxing together when he comes. He and I are not really competitive directly against each other (he's much stronger than me), but there's something companionable about hitting new maxes at the same time. He wants to get in at least a week of training after he gets here, and probably won't deload before we max. That means that this is the my last microcycle ("week") before I deload, so I can be ready to max with him.Progression tables for my main lifts are here