Boss Man wrote:
Good job fella. The hard work is finally paying off some more. Be proud of yourself, you deserve it. You're working really hard to achieve your goals and you're a positive example to a lot of other guys out there
Hopefully things will continue to come good for you. Stick at it and keep believing in yourself. It's never easy but it's the life many of us lead and it's the right life.
Hey thanks Boss. I appreciate the words of encouragement. It's certainly been a fun journey, and I enjoy it. One of the joys of getting older, is being more disciplined to stick with things long term. The 5x5 has been the best thing I've done since Full body.Sat. 3-26-11Draper 5x5, Week 9, Day 3
Seated CG Row
Everything went right by the numbers. Second rep on the 230 Squat, I was to close to the rack, and caught the underside of the right weight rest, so that was a bit of a bobble, but I pushed it up, slid my foot back a hair, and got the third one. When your focused, and something like that interrupts, it got my BP up, so the third one was a push, but I was ticked, so it went up.....
3 rep PR on Squat. I believe this is the most weight I've ever had on my shoulders, handled it with great form, other than the bobble, and with a slight pause at the bottom.
3x3 PR on Bench. This went real smooth, and I felt I easily had the power to move it. Pause at bottom.
3x3 PR on Row. These were perfect form. No rocking, and was able to pull and hold the handle against my abs.
This was certainly a peak day for me. The program levels off here, next week is a smaller version of this week, then the following week is maxing all lifts to measure total progress, and generate numbers, if I decide to go for a second run, or as Al would say, a Second Blast