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Old 02-12-2010, 05:41 AM   #1
David Glass
Join Date: Feb 2010
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Default David Glass' Training Journal

I've been contemplating moving my journal here for a while. It's been an emotional process since I've been logging my progress on American Parkour for the last 2 years or so, but lately, it seems most people there have limited access to equipment and, in general, are in different stages of their training, have different objectives.

About me:
A/S/W/H: 38/M/198/5'11''... Hope I got that right. My objectives have been

- Achieve a 300 lb squat. I have reached a plateu of 5x5x225# and have been there for the past 3 months

- Achieve a 350lb Deadlift. I have seen some gains here, but they too have come slowly. Maybe about 20 lbs in my 5x5 sets going up from 255# to 275#, although I think I might be able to handle 285#

- Lose weight: Here too I've been stagnant at 90Kg (198 lbs) for months now. I have been hoping to get down to 85 kg, but due to my plateu, currently, that seems unrealistic. I should point out that when my training began 2 yrs ago, I weighed 240 lbs. For the first year and a half, I lost an average of 2 lbs per month, I'd say (rough estimate)

Daily Diet
During weekdays, my diet is very strict, and will look like this with little to no variation

- 4 eggs
- 1/2 slice of cheese
- 10 slices of turkey

9:00 AM snack:
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup of equal proportions of Macademia nuts and Almonds
- 7 berries (black, boison, rasberries, or on occasions, strawberries or some small peaches)

- Some form of meat, most of the time consisting of two chicken or turkey breasts, steak or two fish filets together with a cup and a half to two cups of mixed veggies

3:00 PM snack:
- Same as 9:00 AM snack

- Salad with raw baby spinach, a bit of gorgonzola cheese, about a breast to breast and a half of chicken, 3 tablespoons of olive oil and a little vinagre

Post Workout: 1 scoop of whey protein in water

On weekends, it's pretty much up for grabs. I will deviate largely from my diet, and, although I try to keep it under control, there will be things like sharing a desert with the wife, some carbs here and there (we lunch at restaurants), etc

For the most part, I've been doing CrossFit, although lately I've been training MEBB focussing on strength. I'll train 4-6 times a week, 3 days on, one off (for the most part), training one day SS type training, one day CrossFit.

My CrossFit records are as follows:
- Fran: 6:47, achieved about 6 months ago. Haven't attempted since
- Helen: 12:48
- Cindy: 16 rounds, also achieved 6 months ago
- Elizabeth: 12:x, but with standard dips (got my rings a couple of weeks ago)

Max Strength:
- Deadlift: 310 lbs
- Squat: 265# x 3. I am terrified of going heavier
- Bench: 245# x 5
- Press: 155# x 2

My original training journal can be found here:

I'm hoping to get as much insight as possible on how to achieve my goals. Obviously, as far as strength training and dieting, the fact that I'm stagnant means I'm doing something wrong.


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