Workout Log: Fri May 27 [Intensity]

May 27, 2011 — Leave a comment

Power clean

77.5 kg (170.5lbs): 3,3,3,3,3


182.5 kg (401.5lbs): 2,2,1

  • Failed first attempt. Dead squatted 122.5 kg from pins to rack.
  • Failed last set, last rep


137.5 kg (302.5lbs): 2,2


207.5 kg (456.5lbs): 3,2

  • Couldn't lockout on the last rep, last set


Body weight (~88.4 kg): 15,15,15


  • Felt fresh after the workout.
  • Squat - Feel easy unracking and walking with the weight. Still tough at the bottom.
  • Recording videos and reviewing them with a critical eye sure help. Can spot imperfections in technique.
  • Struggling with the weight seems a lot longer when performing compared to watching a video of you doing the exercise.
    • 1 sec feels like forever when the weight slows down or temporarily stuck.
  • Burping after workout taste like fish oil...
  • Wore 2 shirts - tight undershirt and normal t-shirt. I can't remember where I read about it, but wearing 2 shirts seem to keep the bar in place while squatting. Time to buy more tight undershirts! Black of course.


Squat 182.5 kg (401.5 lbs): 2RM

Bench Press 137.5 kg (302.5lbs): 2RM

Deadlift 207.5 kg (456.5lbs): 2RM

John Phung

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Ever since I started taking strength training seriously, I was bitten by the Iron Bug. Then it burrowed under my skin and laid eggs in my heart. Now those eggs are hatching and I... the feeling is indescribable.

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Height: 5'4" on non-squat days
Weight: 200 lb 210 lb ~220 lb (FOREVER BULK BRAH)


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