Challenge 2017: Catching Up On Weeks 3-5

Sometimes life gets in the way: work gets too busy, sleep gets disrupted or a car decides to cut off three lanes of traffic and run right into you. It’s life. And it happens. I’m finally back with an updated video about the progress both I and my training partner have made. I hopefully plan to start updating work logs here which should help me keep track of progress on the lifts from week to week, keep me in check with my updates and give some insight into how my programming is working! Plenty more to come!

-DJ

New Year, New Goals

GOALS FOR 2017

1) Return to 242lbs weight class
2) Compete in 2-3x powerlifting meets
3) Powerlifting specific goals

  • Squat – 455lbs
  • Bench – 325lbs
  • Dead – 575lbs

2017 CHALLENGE

Who can lose the most % weight within 90 days (starts 1/3/2017)

  • Not trying to get anorexic but trying to achieve next lowest weight class most efficiently
  • No alcohol
  • No soda
  • No junk food
  • No energy drinks/preworkouts
  • Tracking macros
  • Weigh-ins every Monday night

TTPL GOALS

  • 250 YouTube subscribers
  • 500 IG followers
  • At least 2x/videos a week

 

OK So Maybe Just One More…

GOALS FOR 2016

  1. SQUAT 415+
  2. BENCHPRESS 300+
  3. DEADLIFT 500+

As of two weeks ago all of these goals were met. I managed to pull off a new squat PR during openers testing week and then matched a benchpress PR a few days later. The deadlift had already been completed after I managed a 501lbs pull at my last meet in July. Since finishing all of these goals I began brainstorming what I had planned for in 2017. But before I could even come out with those goals…

2017 goals to become published after my next meet in December. More info on that to come in a post soon!

-TTPL

An Announcement & A Programming Adjustment

If you haven’t heard by now (why aren’t you following me on INSTAGRAM) I will be competing again on Saturday, December 17th in a USPA sanctioned event in Indianapolis! Because of this sudden change of pace my programming has changed (again) to allow me to peak for this meet!

For peak programming I have settled on a Sheiko routine. Originally a 10 week program I shaved the first 2 weeks off to make sure the peaking aligns with the meet. Here is a little glimpse at what I’m in store for.

WEEK 2 – DAY 1

SQUAT
135×5
230×5
270×4
315×3,3
355×2,2,2,2

BENCHPRESS
150×5
180×4
210×3,3
240×3,3,3,3,3,3

MORE SQUATS
210×5
250×4,4
290×3
330×3,3,3,3

GOOD MORNINGS
150×8,8,8,8

It’s gonna be a fun ride…

-DJ