Without the worry of my doctoral courses getting in the way, I have started a 7 week program to get ready for the USAPL Iron Beast meet on January 25, 2015.
Squat: Bar/10/10, 95/10, 135/10, 225/10, 275/10/10/10
Mid Shin Deadlifts: 135/5/5, 185/5, 225/5/5, 275/5/5
Bench: Bar/15/15, 95/10, 135/10, 185/10/10/10
Pull-Ups w/ Average Band: 5/5/5
Pushdowns w/ Mini Band: 10/10/10
Face Pulls w/ Average Band: 10/10/10
Nothing crazy as you can tell. I need to get out of the habit of training for a meet, competing, and then sitting around for a couple of months, training, etc. I have been in this cycle for a couple of years. I had a stretch back from 2009-2012 that I trained on average 4 days a week, but I never competed in a meet. Just mindless training.
Thanks for reading!
Since my last meet back in August, I have not done much lifting. Maybe three or four training sessions. A lot has happened since my last meet. The most time consuming piece is that I'm enrolled in school again. I'm working on my Doctoral Degree in Executive Leadership. It is an accelerated program that takes 29 months. At this time in 2016 I should be defending my dissertation.
My classes for the program meet every other Friday night and Saturday. My last day of classes for this semester is Saturday, December 6th. I don't have class again until January 16th. So why not train eight weeks for a meet after not doing much for four months!?!
USAPL is a powerlifting federation I competed in quite frequently in my early and mid 20's. I had some success, still holding three records in the Junior category at 242 and 275. I have entered the USAPL Iron Beast Winter Classic II. The meet is being held on January 25, 2015. I have eight solid weeks of training for the meet.
USAPL Raw Nationals 2015 will be held in Philadelphia, PA. My plan for this meet is to hit the 264.5lb. class qualifying total. Once I hit the qualifying total in January, I will put my focus to Raw Nationals, to be held in October, 2015. The link to the meet can be found here:
Dr. Infurna is an active powerlifter and thrower. He has recently shifted his focus to training for Triathlon races. His next race is the Rochester Sprint Triathlon at the end of August, 2019.