Texas Method Training Log: Wed Nov 23 [Intensity Day]

November 23, 2011 — Leave a comment


  • 405lbs: 1
    • wide
  • 425lbs: 1
  • 405lbs: 1
    • wide

Overhead Press

  • 220lbs: 1,1
  • 205lbs: 3

Good Mornings

  • 175lbs: 5,5,5


Squatting strength has declined. Maybe it's because of missing a few volume days, or trying out a wider stance, or both.

I'm finding with the wider stance, it's getting temporarily stuck halfway as I ascend upwards. Also I'm feeling pretty exhausted after the set (of 1 rep!).

Now that I think of it, it's probably a combination of both missing volume days (I find that 5x5 really builds up my stamina) and attempting a wider stance.

Time to get back on the 5x5 protocol.


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
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