Monday, August 27, 2007

Training today - 8/27/07

Squats - 475 x 4 (belt only), 485 x 4 (belt and wraps)
Bench - 225 x 5,5,5,5,5
Sumo DL - 445 x 4,4,4,4

End of the 15 week Ryabinnikov squat routine - I will be writing up an article or extended blog on how this routine went, how I modified it etc...but suffice to say I am very pleased with the results and I am looking forward to NOT squatting for a week and then begin a short peaking cycle to the AAU meet.


Geoff Neupert said...

SACRILEGE! How can you say that you are looking forward to NOT squatting?! You should be burned at the stake for such a comment!!! ;-)

Brett Jones said...

At this point burning would be a welcome reprieve from squatting! ;)
This has been a great routine but man am I tired (adding in the sumos here at the end of the cycle was the straw...).
Time to rest and recover.

Mark Reifkind said...

way to go hoss! the fact that you need a week off is a perfect indication you have peaked it right. well done.
it's all easy til it's heavy.

Mark Reifkind said...

oh yeah, eat up, Pavel wants his money,lol.

Aaron Friday said...

I tried the Ryabinnikov diet once, but I couldn't pronounce it so I starved for a week until I gave up and went to Fuddruckers for a triple cheeseburger.

NOT squatting is awesome. I've been at it for months and totally recommend it as a lifestyle choice.

I'm eagerly awaiting your bench numbers, whenever you get off this 8-rep thing. Or are you just going to keep adding weight until you're pressing 495 for sets of 8?

Aaron Friday said...

My bad. I see you're on 5s now. 495x5 is not so bad.

Brett Jones said...

Thanks Rif - a week off for sure!
Thanks Aaron - 325 x 2 is the goal for this cycle of bench - appreciate the confidence though ;)

Keats Snideman CSCS, CK-FMS, LMT said...

Brett, great work! You are a Squatting Machine. The rest off should be nice.

To quote Luke Skywalker: "You serve your master (your body) well, and you will be rewarded."

Franz Snideman said...

Nice numbers and for sure you are getting strong Brett!

The basic applied intelligently really do work, don't they?

Great job!

Brett Jones said...

Thanks Keats and Franz - Simple as possible but no simpler! Basics - basics - basics...

Aaron Friday said...

Hey, I call 325 lung-collapsers. I've yet to include them in my plan. You're rockin.

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