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Tag: amap

2-10-15 – Back at it!!!

Starting back up on my training logs, I haven’t done a training log in a very long time and it’s time to hop back on the wagon! A new year with new things to come, and one of them is getting stronger at a lighter weight. My current body weight is at 222, coming down…



6-20-14 – Deadlift Day!

Max rep day for deadlifts was the plan for today’s training session, and it is something that I am always looking forward to doing. I want to be able to push myself and see what I can do. Also, It shows me if the accessory work that I do is actually helping my main lift….



6-18-14 – Squat Day: NOT 3!!!

Week number 3 in my training cycle for squatting and of course that means that it is as many as fucking possible week! I came into the gym knowing what I had to do. I was mentally focused and prepared for what was to come. I warmed up a little longer than usual this day…



6-7-14 – Squats (as many as possible)

Today concluded my first cycle being on 5/3/1. This is the first time I have ever been on a progressive program like this. I learned today that with 13 years of experience in the gym I know next to nothing. This feeling is both rewarding and discouraging. Granted, most of those years were in the…



6-5-14 – Bench Press (as many reps as possible)

Today was my last bench press for my first cycle.  Unfortunately today i was exhausted.  Nonetheless,  I ended up with an AMAP (as many as possible) that was 5 lbs away from my max (385) so it was a good day. I ate really good today. Had 4 meals in me before the gym but…



6-3-14 – Deadlifts & Bloody Shins

Today was the end of my first 5/3/1 cycle for deadlifts. All I could think about all day was the last set I had to do which was to be as many as possible (AMAP).  I was more than ready. It was going to be a big challenge considering I just started deadlifting a few…



5-13-14 – Absolute Focus

  Today marks the single greatest day at HPF to date. First, before I get ahead of myself, I should talk about my warm ups and thought process and all that. I was well aware of today being my final heavy day of any kind before May 24th. Today was the day…



5-10-14 – Last Heavy Bench Before the Meet

Just completing my final heavy lifting squat day a few days prior to bench day, this marks my final heavy lifting bench day before May 24th. Today, my AMAP is set at 150 pounds and my program reads “fight for 5”. My goal each and every AMAP week is to blow the written expectation out…



5-6-14 – Good Squat Day

Nothing but good squats today for both me and Danny today. With the next meet right around the corner we are pushing ourselves and each other harder and harder everyday. My main focus with squats has been to force my elbows under the bar so I can be sure my chest stays up and my…



5-6-14 – Focusing on Getting Strong(er)

After a nice, long weekend of resting away from school, work and the gym, I was ready for my final week three before the upcoming meet on May 24th. My training partners for the day are Jesse Kurth and the team’s newest member, Tim Doran. I drove apart from them so I can get to…