Training Log: Monday March 4, 2013

March 4, 2013 — Leave a comment

Injured! Dammit. Details below.

Texas Method "volume" day.

Foam Rolling

L-Sit Chin Ups

  • Body weight (200 lb): 10

Low Bar Squat

About 3.5 minutes in between sets.

  • 45 lb: 20
  • 140 lb: 10
  • 230 lb: 5
  • 320 lb: 3
  • 370 lb: 2
  • 410 lb: 1
  • 460 lb: X
    • Felt a sharp pain and maybe even some "tissues moving" (maybe crunching? I'm not sure) on the right side of my body, bottom of the rib cage towards my back.
      Seemed like the right side of my body collapsed a little bit as I experienced this pain. Felt this pain coming out of the hole and caused me to drop all the way down with the bar crashing onto the safeties. This brought me to one knee momentarily.

      My obliques has been sore since Friday (probably from those damn mat pulls) and throughout today's warm up.

      Should I continue? Hmm...

    • High bar squatted 140 lb from the bottom of the pins, and my right side still hurts. Bah, guess I'll stop squatting today. Hope this doesn't affect bench press.

Face Pulls

  • 70 lb: 15

Reverse Grip Bench Press

Paused until work sets. Paused first rep on work sets.

Unracking the bar hurts a little, and reaching down and pressing the record button on my iPod hurts, but that's about it.

  • 45 lb: 10
  • 140 lb: 5
  • 230 lb: 3
  • 280 lb: 1
  • 330 lb: 1
  • 300 lb: 5,5,5,5,5
    • +5 lb from last week.
    • Last rep, last set very tough. Felt my hands rotate out of place (towards almost a neutral grip).

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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.

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


  • Texas Method: March 4, 2011 - April 28, 2013
  • Smolov Jr for Bench Press: June 4 - 22, 2012
  • Starting Strength: Nov 29, 2010 - March 4, 2011