Week 4 (and 5) of Candito’s 6 Week Training Program

So I finally finished the first cycle of Candito’s 6 week training program! I know it says 6 weeks, but the sixth week is reserved for PR testing. I can’t wait to see how far this program has gotten me. Here’s a video of weeks 4 and 5 — enjoy!


Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake

To celebrate the end of this semester, I decided to go to the famous Uncle Tetsu’s for some Japanese cheesecake. I’ve been hearing tons of good things about this bakery and I’ve heard that some people have waited up to 3 hours just to get their hands on the cheesecake! Lucky for us, the weather today wasn’t that great, so the line wasn’t too bad. We waited around an hour, and once we actually made it inside the shop, it was clear why we had to wait so long.

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Dreaming of Summer

I haven’t posted anything in a while, mostly because I’ve been playing catch up with schoolwork and all that. I’m also on a new powerlifting program, so that’s taking up a lot of my time and energy. I feel like I broke up with my last program, even though it wasn’t exactly tailored for powerlifting.. BUT, I’m really excited to see the results from my new program. I’m hoping to see some big PRs soon!

It’s funny, one day, something just went off in my head and I started to finally squat below parallel. I never used to, and I used to always think that just parallel was good enough for me. I was lying to myself, hahaha. I might post a video on YouTube soon or something.. I was thinking of doing a video explaining different accessories and their uses? I saw someone at the gym the other day wearing Olympic lifting shoes, a lifting belt, lifting gloves, and knee sleeves — for 135lb deadlifts. Nothing wrong with accessories, heck, I use all of the above (excluding gloves, I prefer chalk), but I feel like people need to know what each accessory is to be used for.

What do you think? Do you guys think that would be helpful? Let me know 🙂

(Btw, my feature photo is of me doing a 175lb [edit: April 3, 2015 — just noticed this is actually only 165] squat as a warm up before my workout. I start with doing singles at 135lbs and add 20lbs until I get to my workout. For that day’s workout, the squats called for 195lbs for 4 sets of 6)