Power Friday – Week 13

Yes, it’s been a few weeks since an update (thanks a lot, hackers!).

In the last update,, I mentioned that I’d announce what powerlifting meet I would be competing in. That didn’t happen. As of now, I’m planning on July 10th at the USAPL Summer Power Fest in Spring, TX.

From this point, that gives me five more weeks to train.

Speaking of training, the change from the 5X5 routine to the 3X5 routine has really been a good step. One other thing that I did was to change my workouts from three days per week to two days per week. Three days of heavy squats was killing my knees.

At present, I am doing the same workout I was doing in the beginning – only with fewer reps, and one less day per week. Wanting to still be doing more than two sessions per week, I am adding two days of cardio work. One day will be HIIT, and the other LISS. These will either be on the treadmill, or the. Who knows, I may even break out the jump rope occasionally.

That’s it for this week. Remember to exhale on the lift.

T.

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3 Responses to “Power Friday – Week 13”

  1. Tim says:

    Sweet. Good luck with that contest.

    How much do you estimate you’ve slowed down progressing since changing from the 5X5 3 days per week?

  2. Todd says:

    Thanks, man.

    Tough call on how much I’ve slowed down in progressing. Partly because I’ve reached heavy enough weights that I was slowing down anyway. Where I was increasing the amount by about 10 lbs./wk, I’m doing about 5 lbs/wk now.

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