Vaughn Is Complete

Did a 22 min ROMWOD this morning and then sat around on my ass most of the day. This humidity is exhausting. Got to the gym a bit after 4.

Front Squat

Pause 5 seconds on the first rep of each set.

  • 6x20kg
  • 6×60
  • 4×90
  • 2×102
  • 6x2x111

Warming up the bar felt really heavy. Thought I’d have to go with the minimum 3 second pause. Just took some sets to get loose I guess because the working sets felt really good.

Snatch balance + OHS

  • 2x20kg
  • 2×33
  • 2×40
  • 2×50
  • 1×60
  • 1×68
  • 1×74
  • 1×80
  • 1×85
  • 1×89
  • 1×92

The instructions were to go for a max today. Finally on something! The last two sets were both PRs on my snatch balance, beating the 195# I’d done previously. Glad not to have any misses, even with the extra overhead squat. Maybe could have gone heavier, but it was time to move on with a lot of reps left in the session. Maybe wore the belt starting with 74?


3 second lift off on every rep.

  • 3x20kg
  • 3×40
  • 3×50
  • 3×60
  • 3×70
  • 3×75
  • 2×80
  • 1×80
  • 3x1x85

I think I started dropping between reps with 60 kilos. I went for the 3rd rep in a row with 80 but was breathing pretty good already and just rushed it. Rested before making the final rep. First attempt with 85 was falling behind me. Felt pretty solid to make the final 3 singles.

Clean & Jerk

Clean with 3 second lift off and jerk with 3 second pause in split.

  • 3x40kg
  • 3×60
  • 2×80
  • 2×91
  • 2×98
  • 2x1x104
  • 2x1x111

Wore the belt with 91 and over. Started to feel my back a little with the final weight.

That’s a wrap on the Vaughn program! Excited to switch it up and get back to doing some lifts without pauses or tempo. This was a really solid base program though. It took me 5 weeks and 3 days to get through, which isn’t too bad considering I had a minor back tweak that set me back and spaced the workouts out a bit more to help my body recover.

I’m going to do a few different things for the rest of this week and probably part of next week, but continue running, and then start a new lifting program middle to late next week.