I ended up having to make last week a half deload, half post meet volume week due my restriction on equipment while I was on vacation. Coming off of that I am completing this one final week of volume training before jumping right into heavy offseason work. I am emphasizing my recovery protocol even during this time while training with light weight just to make sure I am completely healthy when I start hitting max effort weights again. Today’s session broke down like this…
- Stretch and Warm-Up
- Wide Stance Paused Squat
- 165×20, 205×15, 225×15, 245×12
- Romanian Deadlift
- 225×15, 265×15, 275×12, 315×10
- 1 Legged Leg Press
- 270×15, 320×12, 360×12, 390×10
- Lying Leg Curls – 4 Sets (20, 15, 15, 12)
- Walking Barbell Lunges – 3×15
- Glute-Ham Raises – 3 Sets
- Stir the Pot – 3×20
I am definitely getting the itch to move back to heavy offseason work again but I realize that this stint of volume based training will pay off in the long run. It is kind of nice to not feel nearly as tight and sore all the time. My joints have also been recovering nicely with the lighter load on them for the past few weeks. When I jump back onto Brandon’s offseason programming this coming week I will be training with two partners now which should be a big help especially when we get up to the larger weights.
The semester is moving right along and with that comes the stress of being a college student. I have am wearing much fewer hats this year than in years past but it is still difficult at times. Training continues to be my #1 go to when things get tough which is probably one of the reasons it never seems to become an issue to get into the gym. The reality that I only have so many days left to train with my teammates is starting to set in. I plan to use that feeling everyday to make sure I get the most out of my training and friendships this final year here at Purdue. Gotta Make it Count.
Until next time!