Texas Method Training Log: Oct 31 [Recovery Day]

October 31, 2011 — Leave a comment


  • 315lbs: 5,5

Push Press

  • 225lbs: 3,3
    • Felt a lot easier than previous weeks
    • I was able to lower the weight in a controlled fashion (whereas previous weeks it would come crashing down)
    • I made a conscious effort to utilize my calves to assist me during the push portion of the lift

Pull Ups

  • Body weight (189.5lbs): 8,8,8


  • My right knee was sore today because this past weekend I was stepping up and down a step ladder a million times (I was installing curtains. First time in my life installing curtains, and almost every time I stepped up, I forget tools, screws or something else, so I had to step down and find it, and then step back up. It was like a really bad aerobics step class). Because of this, I decided to do back squats instead of front squats, which, at least for me, is less stressful on the knees.
  • Right knee felt fine after doing ass-to-grass low bar back squats.

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.

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