"Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan..."
Up to the moment update today:Last week: ...
3 (~1 rnr)
That was a 0 rnr set ngl. AMRAP as many reps as possible, and it was five reps. I'm resting for the second set now. It would take a miracle for me to complete another five reps at 1-2 rnr, and miracles rarely happen, I don't expect one. But what do I expect? First of all, I expect to do one. And then two. And then probably three, although I do have to keep watch on the estimated rnr each rep, including the first one, because when doing AMRAP you gather fatigue very quickly, which immediately impacts your strength.
I doubt I do four reps unless I push it to 0 rnr again, and that's not the plan. My official guess is three reps at 1-2 rnr. ...
4 (1 rnr)
So, I was stronger than I thought just a few minutes ago, and stronger than last week, so Banana there, but here's what I did last time with 290 LBS (four weeks ago):
So no Banana for that. But nonetheless, next week is onward and upward, 300 LBS.290 LBS
4 (at least 1 'rir' ...
Last time with 300 LBS was four reps at 0 rnr, forcing me to de-load down to 270 LBS the following week. If I can just get five reps at 300 LBS next week, I'll be able to progress to 310 LBS the following week, which means I'll be getting stronger.
Being forced to de-load will come. But fight against it, fight to push it back to the next workout, don't let it be today. But don't injure yourself either! Balance. Insist on good form. A failure in your form (aka technique, aka mechanics) is a technical failure, if your form fails, then you have "trained to failure". Training to failure is not the fastest way to get stronger. Limit training to failure. Keep it to a minimum.
(Fatigue isn't a body toxin, but you can almost just think of it that way. Your body builds up this toxin called fatigue rapidly when you train to failure. Fatigue makes you weaker. The body metabolizes fatigue with time and rest, so that it goes away, but while you have fatigue, you're not as strong, and if you're not as strong, then you can't build your strength as much either. )
I had qualitatively better sleep hygiene this week. I am objectively stronger than I was last week....But I still think all things considered I should be focusing on my sleep hygiene or discipline.