Alright, everyone bear with me for the next couple of weeks. Blogging is something that is still new to me and I’m still trying to get a feel for everything. We’ve got a lot of stuff going on at NBS right now. We are moving into our new facility in about 2 or 3 weeks, and we have a strongman competition and a powerlifting competition booked in the same month! I’m a little nervous, but very excited for all of the new changes that are about to come. With all of that being said, I figured I would just touch on my training for a minute, and let everyone know how its been going.
For the past 12 or 13 weeks our coach David Allen has had us running a variation of 5/3/1. Personally, I have been enjoying the hell out of it! Its been pretty cool getting back to doing some overhead pressing and working with varying percentages each week. And best of all, my teammates and I have actually been getting stronger! We’ve been training in three week cycles, and every 3rd week we hit a single for each of the four main movements. My last competition was in December, and my best lifts were Squat-450, Bench-260, and Deadlift-455. 3 weeks ago, I took my bench press for a single and hit 260 with no issues. That same week I hit a 455 deadlift pretty easily too. Two days ago on Monday, I hit a 420 squat for 1, (no wraps). This is posted in the video below. The first two lifts were hit at about 8 or 9 weeks out from the meet, so needless to say I’m pretty happy with the way things have been going. I will try to continue to keep everyone updated on how everything is going leading up to the meet, and post some videos as well. In the mean time, I hope you all enjoy my blogs and articles to come in the future.