|Lift||Start (6/6/2011)||Current (6/20/2011)||Gain|
|Squat||135 lbs||165 lbs||+30 lbs|
|Deadlift||185 lbs||205 lbs||+20 lbs|
|Bench||145 lbs||155 lbs||+10 lbs|
|Rows||60 lbs||75 lbs||+15 lbs|
|Overhead Press||45 lbs||55 lbs||+10 lbs|
|Calves||90 lbs||100 lbs||+10 lbs|
|Abs||0 lbs||7.5 lbs||+7.5 lbs|
|Weight||154.6 lbs||161.0 lbs||+6.4 lbs|
I completed 1x5 at 175 lbs and 4x5 at 165 lbs. I was supposed to be doing 165 lbs today. I loaded up the bar and went to do my first set. It was hard, and I had to pause for a second after the 3rd and 4th reps. I thought, "This is the heaviest extra 5 pounds I've ever added..." Then I realized that I can't count, and I was actually doing 175 lbs. The 4 sets of 165 lbs seemed pretty easy after that.
I completed 5x5 at 155 lbs. After missing my last rep at 155 lbs last bench day, it was a really good feeling to be able to crank out all five sets like they were nothing. I was able to push out all the reps quickly and painlessly with good form. My chest was killing me after the last bench day, but today it feels like I didn't even workout. Hopefully that means that I can continue going up in weight without another stall.
I completed 5x5 at 75 lbs.
I completed 5x5 at 100 lbs.
I completed 5/5/3/2/2 at 7.5 lbs. That small bit of extra weight really increases the intensity of the crunches. I was able to clearly distinguish my failed reps from my successful reps though. So now I can look for an improvement next workout.
I weighed 161 lbs. I bounced back up to my previous high. I'm hoping to push through it and see a higher number this week. I think that I've gained all the water weight or whatever that I'm going to gain. So higher numbers should come slowly and reflect legitimate mass gain (hopefully muscle). I expect about a pound and a half a week.