Most Recent Logs Coaches LogsBob YoungsDave TateHarry SelkowJL HoldsworthJosh BryantJustin HarrisMarc BartleyMark WattsMatt RhodesPowerlifting LogsBrian SchwabChris JanekDave KirschenHannah JohnsonJeremy FreyJo JordanJoey SmithJulia LadewskiMarshall JohnsonMolly EdwardsShane ChurchSteve GogginsTed ToalstonRaw Powerlifting LogsBrandon SmitleyCasey WilliamsChris DuffinJennifer PetrosinoMeana FrancoMickey BelainehScott YardYessica MartinezVincent DizenzoBodybuilding LogsAmit SapirMark DugdaleShelby StarnesStrongman LogsAmy WattlesAndy DeckChase KarnesClint DardenRetired LogsAngry CoachAJ RobertsAl CaslowAdam DriggersAno TurtiainenBen BrandBrian CarrollChad AichsChad Wesley SmithCharles BaileyChris JenkinsChris Ox MasonChad WalkerClint SmithDonnie ThompsonJack AssJani MurtomakiJim HoskinsonJim WendlerJason PeggJohn BottJosh McMillanKarl TillmanKenny PattersonKristen YuknessLance MosleyMatt KroczaleskiMatt SmithMick ManleyMike JohnstonMike RuggieraPaul ChildressSam ByrdScott CartwrightSteve MacDonaldSteve PulcinellaThe Unlikely PowerlifterTravis MashTravis RogersZane Geeting
9/28/2013 2:35:16 PM -
Week 2, phase 4 - reload with squat and DL VIDEO

WTF is a reload?

The way I use it: I typically deload/unload every 3rd week, no matter what. It's just what I do, even when I'm in the offseason, like now. It always keeps me fresh.

For example:

Week 1 - moderately Heavy
Week 2 - Heavier
Week 3 - Unload/deload are same thing pretty much, IMO. A deload IMO would be much lighter with intensity and volume. An unload might be
just a lighter day, but not a complete deload.
week 4 - Reload - Ramp it back up with both intensity and volume, depending on where I am in training.

**always building positive momentum forward and not EVER beating yourself down and missing too often.

Keep an eye out for an ebook in the next couple months that will lay all of this out and my philosophy of training.

Slowly progressing back into a normal phase of training, but not too fast.

The plan is to be back to competition form ie - hitting depth on squat and form in general by November, giving me September and October to work my way back to meet prep, starting in December.

suit case carry 150 yards, shorter distance but added weight
Birddog purgatory

600x1 - video

Sumo dead:
315x1 - few sets
405x1 few sets - video

One leg GM: 12,10,8
Mcgills: 10x10sec hold

Done. Turning the corner on the deadlift now. It's only 50% of my best, but it felt really good and locked in.

Squat has a couple issues: my pec/shoulder being tweaked from monday wasn't allowing me to get as tight in the upper back as I need. I also need to keep dialing in depth.

I will ramp the volume up on both next week, since I have more of a baseline now and I'm not totally pathetic, strength wise at this point.

Feeling much more confident at this point about the 7 months, and what I've been able to accomplish with the help of so many great people.

Need programming help?
Brian Carroll Online Diet & Training Consultations

Metal Gear I personally prefer:
Metal Jack Pro Briefs
Metal Jack Pro Squat Suit
Metal Jack Bench Shirt
Spud Inc. 3 Ply Deadlift Belt
Spud Inc. Bench Belt

Book that will help ANYONE with back issues
Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance

Brian Carroll

Email This Training Log To A Friend

Now it's easier than ever to share, Click Here to email this Question to a friend.

Link To This Training Log

We are not
1998-2013 EliteFTS, INC. 138 Maple Street, London, Ohio 43140. All Rights Reserved