Texas Method Training Log: Fri Dec 16

December 16, 2011 — Leave a comment


  • 227.5lbs: 10,10,10

Overhead Press

  • 187.5lbs: 5,5,5
    • Power cleaned the bar into position


The Olympic bar I picked up from Kijiji doesn't fit into the J-hooks of my power rack properly (the distance between the sleeves of the bar is 50", but the width of the rack is 51"). I ended up using the band pegs instead to support the bar (pictured below).

Band pegs as j-hooks

I'm not sure how much weight this can handle, so I only went up to a meager 227.5lbs, but increased the number of reps/set to 10.

I've ordered the Rogue B&R bar that should be able to fit inside my wide-ass power rack (the bar is 51.5" in between the sleeves). Can't wait for it to be delivered!

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