Books and Fitness: The last week of August

Analysis at bottom

I’ve decided to go to the gym only four days a week and not six, starting next week. I’m starting to feel burned out, and when I go to the gym I only complete the bare minimum. Hopefully by toning things down I’ll improve.

I read nothing this week. Didn’t really feel like it, and I had podcasts to listen to instead.

Here’s the stats for this week.


  • Bench day
    • New max 220lbs


  • 10 mile bike ride
  • Squat Day
    • New max 249lbs


  • Deadlift day
    • No New Max. The gym was closed for repairs unexpectantly.


  • OHP day
    • New max 143lbs


  • Bench press volume day


  • Skipped going. I’m feeling burned out, and I had other things to do today.



Here are my theoretical 1RMs from last week:

  • Bench: 203lbs
  • Squats: 231lbs
  • Deads: 299lbs
  • Overheads: 138lbs

Here are this week’s 1RM:

  • Bench: 220lbs
  • Squats: 249lbs
  • Deads: 299lbs
  • Overheads: 145lbs

I’m hoping that by lowering the number of days I go to the gym I’ll be able to focus more and given them my all. Right now I’m feeling in slightly rough shape. My body and muscles feel find; however my hands (as always) are in pain and need medication. Maybe by toning down the exercise some they’ll be able to recover.

Here are my theoretical all-time max 1RM from last year:

  • Bench Press: 260 lbs (118kg)
  • Squat: 316lbs (143kg)
  • Deadlift: 366lbs (165 kg)
  • Overhead Press: 171lbs (78kg)

I have a while to go before I get back my lost gains.


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