2013-05-14 Fitness Log: Bench

Wendler 5/3/1 Cycle 6 Week 1

Bench: 195 x 5+: 5

Barely got the 5 reps up.  The 5th rep went up slooooooooow but I was determined to get it up there to meet the minimal 5 reps.  Felt also sorts of weird pains in strange places like the side of the lower back (kidney?!) during this.

Assistance Circuit

  • Bench 115 lbs: 10, 10, 10, 10, 10
  • BB rows 135 lbs: 5, 5, 5, 5, 5
  • Roman chair situps: 5, 5, 5, 5, 5


Did some simple snatch technique work.  Just some simple reps from the high hang position with just the bar and then with 95.  I definitely feel like I’m starting to really get it but the magic moment hasn’t happened yet.

Frequency Method

  • DB curls ~30 lbs: 10, 10, 10, 10, 10
  • Pullups: 4, 4, 4, 3, 4

Slightly new protocol for this — I’m using a timer and setting the time between sets at 60 minutes.  I get too antsy about wanting to finish the work that I get ahead of myself so hopefully the timer helps me keep to the spirit of the experiment.

The 4th set of pullups felt really wonky for some reason so I cut it short.

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