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Finally Back In Action...

So after the toughest semester academically I’ve ever had in my life, I am once again ready to seriously devote myself to getting stronger and bigger. What Happened Last Semester I had a tough, time-consuming academic courseload and spent upwards of 10-15 hours a week working in a lab. As a result,...

New Personal Bests...

I’m getting much stronger and hitting new personal bests, thanks to my new Rippetoe-powered workout. I’ve probably been doing some form of weightlifting for about 6 years now, and in all of that time I’ve never thought to seriously sit down and read some quality weightlifting literature,...

Workout Goals Update...

After a long hiatus, I’m back to blogging about my workouts. I see my last post was dated around mid-May, which would place it around the beginning of summer. I’m not going to sugarcoat things at all and say I even came close to the goals I set for myself over the summer. Over the summer,...

Weightlifting Stats Update (5/17/08)...

Alright, so the date for my goal has come and passed. How did I do? “Be able to parallel squat 275 for 15 repetitions” - Not even close. I was banking on my squat progress being much faster than it actually was. I can bang out 240 pounds for 8 or 9 repetitions nowadays, which I still consider...

Why I’m Not Hitting My Potential i...

So I’ve been doing some introspection lately, and I’ve come to a conclusion as to why my gains are not as great as I’d like them to be first. First off, the amount of sets I’m doing is just not enough. I’ve averaging about 6 sets per workout, and while the sets themselves...

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