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Training Log: Deadlifts

12 Oct

*Late entry from last evening (11-Oct)

Shoulder stretch, roller, leg stretch with bands

Warm up sets

Working sets:

350 x 3

400 x 3

450 x 3

 

Assistance work:

Good mornings:

135 x 10 x 3

Ab (ball):

BW x 15 x 3

 

Glad to get in time for deads. Consistency is a huge issue for me lately with everything else going on. Not an excuse, it just is what it is right now.  450 was heavier than it should have been, which is kind of dumb, but again, this is a result of no consistency in my training schedule. Hoping to resolve this soon.

Kris Freedain

A father, husband, and Buddhist who enjoys strength training. Currently using the 5/3/1 training program.

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Training Log: Deadlifts

19 Sep

*Late entry from last evening (18-Sept)

Shoulder stretch, roller, leg stretch with bands

Warm up sets

Working sets:

325 x 5

375 x 5

425 x 5 (just went for my req’d reps)

 

No assistance, it was getting late and the little man really wanted to try out his new tennis racket he got at his birthday party. It had been weeks since I’d been able to lift to I was happy to get out there. Consistency is a real issue lately with my own training. The soccer season is in full swing which equals practice 2 nights a week with a game every Saturday. Plus, I am helping the region in a couple other things. That’s OK though, it is a lot of fun, for a sport I love, and I get to coach a bunch of great kids – so totally worth it. I’ll get my training in when I can, and that’s just fine for now.

Kris Freedain

A father, husband, and Buddhist who enjoys strength training. Currently using the 5/3/1 training program.

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Training Log: Squats and Deadlifts

31 Aug

I start out the day prepped so that there can’t be any excuses for not working out. Darth Vader t-shirt imploring me to “look busy” – check. Workout clothes that make my lady parts hold still – check. Protein shake spiked with instant coffee – check. Email box still overflowing from three weeks off – hello, 10pm workout.

But as I chip away at my work, that has been improving. I have just finished my third workout for the week so I’m right on time with things.

Last year at this time, I was still sporadically working out, not getting results, occasionally sleeping poorly and not aware of the foods I was eating that were harming me. (Evidently you need to look at more than just the ingredients and the calories.)

For my progress to date, I can only say that I’m pleased. When you deal with how you feel about working out first, you can more easily create sustainable, long-term results. I’d rather be 40 pounds lighter forever than 60 pounds lighter for one month. It makes better use of my time and my effort.

Now that I’ve been coached by a personal trainer how to do them right, I’ve been doing much better with my deadlifts. I don’t think this is so much because I was doing them wrong – I was to a degree, but not enough to matter at the level I’m lifting – but because I no longer feel like I have to be extra careful because I was uncertain about my form.

After my “wanna feel it” homecoming workout earlier this week, I did an upper body workout on Tuesday and now I’ve repeated my deadlift and squats sets. It feels good. I’m late mostly because my hamstrings were still sore from Sunday’s adventure.

Doing 5×8 sets, stacking 40/50/60 on a 35 pound barbell. I may even get that book Kris is always plugging next month. 5/3/1 sounds good on the second to last set of 5×8.

Holding steady at my current weight, but that’s planned. Because I totally planned to eat whatever the hell I wanted the last week of vacation, at a time when I was no longer within reach of a gym. It was intentional, I tell you. Intentional!

Emily Breder

Emily is a writer, mother and eternal student on the path of liberation. She's determined to master this life and this body.

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Training Log: Deadlifts

30 Aug

Shoulder stretch, roller, leg stretch with band

Warm up sets

Working sets:

365 x 5

415 x 3

465 x 3

 

Assistance work:

Good mornings:

175 x 10 x 4

Ab crunch (ball):

BW x 10 x 4

Barbell shrugs:

225 x 8 x 3

 

Not sure why I only got 3 reps at 465, think it should have been more.  Hoping to attend a coaching class tomorrow evening, should be fun. Then a 3 day weekend!

 

Kris Freedain

A father, husband, and Buddhist who enjoys strength training. Currently using the 5/3/1 training program.

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First workout at home since va-kay

26 Aug

It feels good to be back.

I really wanted to FEEL this workout, so I did stacked sets of deadlifts and squats, 5×8, maxing at 75 lbs on deadlifts and 80 on squats. I will definitely be feeling it tomorrow.

Emily Breder

Emily is a writer, mother and eternal student on the path of liberation. She's determined to master this life and this body.

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Training Log: Deadlift & Push Press

19 Aug

Shoulder stretch, roller, leg stretch with bands

Warm up sets (Deadlift)

Working sets:

340 x 3

390 x 3

440 x 3

 

Warm up sets (Push Press)

Working sets:

155 x 3

175 x 3

195 x 3

 

Done. Felt great to deadlift today. We start soccer practice this week and I am so looking forward to it!

Kris Freedain

A father, husband, and Buddhist who enjoys strength training. Currently using the 5/3/1 training program.

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Training Log: Deadlifts

9 Aug

Shoulder stretch, roller, leg stretch with band

Warm up sets

Working sets:

320 x 5

365 x 5

415 x 5

 

Assistance work:

Good mornings:

155 x 8 x 3

Ab crunch (ball):

BW x 10 x 3

 

Roller

 

Just hitting my reps right now, but it felt great to deadlift again.

Kris Freedain

A father, husband, and Buddhist who enjoys strength training. Currently using the 5/3/1 training program.

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Training Log: Deadlifts

22 Jul

Shoulder stretch, roller, leg stretch with band

Warm up sets

Working sets:

390 x 5

440 x 3

490 x 0

490 x 0

 

Roller

 

As you can see, I missed a lift today. Not sure why, but even 440 was feeling heavy. Obviously it shouldn’t have, but it happened. Was planning to do Push Press as well, but walked out and will plan to get through those tomorrow. After that, I’m starting a new cycle of 5/3/1 and will be planning to drop weight, then work my way back up. My body is telling me something is off, so I need to listen, take a step back, then plan to make a leap forward.

Kris Freedain

A father, husband, and Buddhist who enjoys strength training. Currently using the 5/3/1 training program.

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Training Log: Deadlift & Push Press

12 Jul

Shoulder stretch, roller, leg stretch with band

Warm up sets

Working sets (Deadlift):

365 x 3

415 x 3

465 x 3

 

Warm up sets

Working sets (Push Press):

165 x 3

185 x 3

210 x 3

 

Roller

 

Deadlifts are always a good time. Been getting in more conditioning/cardio/mobility days too. Will likely just create summary posts once a week on those though.

Kris Freedain

A father, husband, and Buddhist who enjoys strength training. Currently using the 5/3/1 training program.

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Training Log: Deadlifts

1 Jul

Shoulder stretch, roller, leg stretch with band

Warm up sets

Working sets:

335 x 5

390 x 5

440 x 5

 

Roller

 

Just stuck to 5 on the last set and no assistance. Got in to watch Spain completely annihilate Italy in Euro 2012.

Kris Freedain

A father, husband, and Buddhist who enjoys strength training. Currently using the 5/3/1 training program.

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