STS Squat Rack Legs

For more information on STS see STS Overview and Prep. I am now on my second round of STS and in Mesocycle 3, and finally doing Squat Rack Legs. My first time through I did Plyo Legs only, but this time I am doing them both. I do Plyo Legs on Wednesdays and on Saturdays … Continue reading STS Squat Rack Legs

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STS Wrap Up

I did it! My longest "program" rotation to date. I did 5.5 months of Cathe's STS. If you are new to this blog or STS or my blog posts on STS, go back to the very first post where I explained what STS is: STS Overview and Prep, in order to understand some of the … Continue reading STS Wrap Up

STS Week 22 (Disks 34, 35 & 36)

For more info on STS see STS Overview and Prep. This is it! The final week of STS. Meso 3 week 4 workouts are practically identical to Meso 3's week 1, 2 and 3 workouts. Here is the difference: you are now lifting 85% of your 1RM, but for 8 reps. So you have increased … Continue reading STS Week 22 (Disks 34, 35 & 36)

STS Week 21 (Disks 31, 32 & 33)

For more info on STS see STS Overview and Prep. Like I mentioned in the last review, these reviews are going to get shorter because, just like last week, these workouts are very similar to the first two weeks of Meso 3 (Week 19 and Week 20). The difference? For the upper body workouts you … Continue reading STS Week 21 (Disks 31, 32 & 33)

STS Week 20 (Disks 28, 29 & 30)

For more information on STS see STS Overview and Prep. This next trio of Meso 3 workouts is very similar to the first Meso 3 trio. Here are the differences: for the upper body workouts you are lifting 85% of your 1RM and each set consists of 7 reps (rather than 8); for Plyo Legs, … Continue reading STS Week 20 (Disks 28, 29 & 30)

STS Week 19 (Disks 25, 26 & 27)

For more information on STS see STS Overview and Prep Mesocycle 3 begins! And since I am doing the 5.5 month rotation (rather than a 6.5 month rotation) I will only be in Meso 3 one month--so the STS reviews will be coming out weekly for the next 4 weeks. I also decided to not … Continue reading STS Week 19 (Disks 25, 26 & 27)

STS Weeks 16, 17 & 18 (Disks 22, 23 & 24)‏

For more information on STS see STS Overview and Prep This is the last trio of workouts in Mesocycle 2 and boy are they tough. The weeks get a little wonky here because I had a mishap/injury. I hurt myself while doing Disk 22 and made it worse somehow the next day doing cardio (I have no clue how I managed … Continue reading STS Weeks 16, 17 & 18 (Disks 22, 23 & 24)‏

STS Weeks 14 & 15 (Disks 19, 20 & 21)‏

For more information on STS see STS Overview and Prep. This trio of workouts introduces us to Double Wave Loads. I think I like Mesocycle 2 the best so far. Lots of new and interesting ways to challenge your muscles are introduced with each set of upper body workouts. Not only do you keep lifting … Continue reading STS Weeks 14 & 15 (Disks 19, 20 & 21)‏

STS Weeks 12 & 13 (Workouts 16, 17 & 18)

For more information on the STS program see STS Overview and Prep. These are the second trio of workouts in Mesocycle #2. There are some changes in these workouts and they are quite challenging. The first is that you increase your weights to 75% of your 1RM. The second is a concept called “back off … Continue reading STS Weeks 12 & 13 (Workouts 16, 17 & 18)

STS Weeks 10 & 11 (Workouts 13, 14 & 15)

For more information on the STS program see STS Overview and Prep.   I have now entered Mesocycle #2—hypertrophy. And it is clearly a different animal from the outset. First, Mesocycle #1 was endurance and focused on circuit training with brief rests between exercises—you alternated between muscle groups and kept moving constantly. In Mesocycle #2 … Continue reading STS Weeks 10 & 11 (Workouts 13, 14 & 15)