I was planning on 1 PR for this week, but ended up with 4!
Front Squat: 370 lb (1RM)
On Wednesday I got a 370 lb front squat, which is a +20 lb PR from last week. Not too shabby!
For the upcoming weeks, I'm going to fill out the "Front Squat" row in my personal records scoreboard starting with a new 2 rep max (I'm thinking 350'ish), then 3, and maybe 5.
Overhead Press: 240 lb x 2 (2RM)
Did this one on Wednesday. Could have sworn I had overhead pressed 240x2 before, but I couldn't find any record of it.
Low Bar Squat: 440 lb x 5 (5RM)
On Friday I did 440x5, which is a +10 lb PR from February. My form was pretty good for all reps I think. I am satisfied.
High Bar Squat: 440 lb x 5 (5RM)
The next day (Saturday), I managed a high bar squat for 440x5, which is also a +10 lb PR. The last time I got a 5RM was on the same day I did a low bar squat 5RM.
Also, I wanted to get in a training session of squats and deadlifts because I was going to have Chinese buffet for lunch (or in my case, a post-workout meal).
Gymboss Interval Timer Review
I wrote a review for the standalone interval timer known as the Gymboss.
TL;DR: It's a good interval timer.
Buy it if you want something that's compact, simple to use and has a vibration function.
End Of Texas Method
I'm going to stop calling what I'm doing "Texas Method" mainly because what I do now deviates a bit from the program, and I don't want to be confined to a "method" or a "system" if I want to alter my training somehow. (As I write this, I'm reminded of Bruce Lee's saying of, "Using no way as way" & "Having no limitation as limitation").
I've already made many changes. My training now contain some elements of the Texas Method, namely, a higher volume day and a higher intensity day, but sometimes I'll have 2 or 3 PR days per week (Wednesday, which is usually a "recovery day", Friday, and sometimes Saturdays like yesterday). My recovery days are usually "intense" ie. attempting 1 rep maxes, and sometimes they're high in volume. My "intensity days" are sometimes high in volume as well.
I think it's about time to stop calling it the "Texas Method".
In the end, it's just training to get stronger.
Stuff You Should Read
- 3 Questions For Better Workouts by Charles Staley
- What I Learned To Deadlift 500 Pounds by Greg Nuckols