8-17/7/18 by Muhammad Amir Ayub

5 week.

Really burned out from everything in life. No more time for blogging. Deactivated Facebook, in case I want to really erase myself. But lifting and looking forward to it keeps me sane. Got what I wanted and couldn't do more. Tried to shorten that bastard pullup session and I literally couldn't do the last intended 2 x 5.

Deadlift:
DL - up to 180 kg x 6
Power clean - 72.5 kg x 3
Pistols - 3 x 10
Pushup plank with alternating elbow touches, 10 kg on back - 3 x 22

Bench:
BP - up to 97.5 kg x 6
TRX Inverted Rows - 2x 11, 3 x 10
Standing DB Press - 4 x 10, 1 x 9 x 16 kg

Squat - up to 127.5 kg x 6
Single Leg Deadlifts - 3 x 15 x 20 kg
Face Pulls - 6 x 12 x 33 lb
Pallof Press - 3 x 12 x 33 lb each side

Military Press: 
Pullups - 8 x 6, 1 x 1
Military Press - up to 60 kg x 6
Weighted Push Up - 1 x 12 x 10 kg

What I need is a dose of "success" and sleep. They are both mutually exclusive.

19-26/6/2018) by Muhammad Amir Ayub

5/3/1 week.

I'm officially driven into the ground by stuff outside of the gym; the gym really is my sanctuary at the moment when I'm away from everyone and block out everything. I've still maintained my weight around 90 kg. My aim during deload is to get my recovery back on tract and try to reestablish myself walking back home from work now that the fasting month is over (I did all I could to preserve my body water during fasting month).

I may be smiling outside but there are definitely inner (and probably outside demons) I'm dealing with as well.

Deadlift:
DL - up to 200 kg x 1
Power clean - 72.5 kg x 3
Pistols - 3 x 10
Pushup plank with alternating elbow touches, 10 kg on back - 3 x 22

Bench:
BP - up to 107.5 kg x 1
TRX Inverted Rows - 1 x 11, 4 x 10
Standing DB Press - 4 x 10, 1 x 9 x 16 kg

Squat: I was really short on time. Just in and out with an extra rep.
Squat - up to 143.5 kg x 2

Military Press: I was really battling the lows on this day. And didn't have enough time.
Pullups - 8 x 6 (that last set was ugly)
Military Press - up to 67.5 kg x 1
Weighted Push Up - 1 x 12 x 10 kg

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6-17/6/18 by Muhammad Amir Ayub

3 week.

Here’s hoping that better days will be coming up ahead training wise. Fasting wise the lack of water and caffeine really affected me, but training-wise the overall lack of sleep made even achieving “underpromised” targets (of just maintenance while losing real weight) downright impossible.  This time, I was able to only complete my deadlift session, while my squat session was cut short due to a lack of time and the 2 upper body sessions cut short due to a complete lack of strength (when you get no lift during plyometric pushups done as part of the warm up, you know that you’re in trouble). With fasting month over, there will be reduced orders for the biscuits and more time to get some sleep during the evening/early nighttime. 

I will also begin to look out for powerlifting meets for me to join and compete in before the FCAI Final SOE in November. 

Deadlift:
DL - up to 190 kg x 3
Power clean - 72.5 kg x 3
Pistols - 3 x 10
Pushup plank with alternating elbow touches, 10 kg on back - 3 x 22

Bench:
BP - up to 102.5 kg x 3
TRX Inverted Rows - 1 x 11, 3 x 10, 1 x 7

Squat:
Squat - up to 135 kg x 3
SLDL - 2 x 15 with 20 kg
Face Pulls - 4 x 12 x 33 lb
Pallof Press - 2 x 12 x 33 lb

Military Press:
Pullups - 1 x 6 (normal grip), 1 x 5 (wide grip)
Military Press - up to 62.5 kg x 3