2012-02-22 workout – Wendler 5/3/1 program, cycle 6, Bench 3

Acceptable whims.

“Week 3”

  • 5/3/1 – Bench Press (working max: 220#)
    • 2x5x45 (warmup)
    • 1x5x95
    • 1x5x110
    • 1x3x135
    • 1x5x165 (work)
    • 1x3x190
    • 1x5x210 (PR)
  • Asst. #1 – Bench Press
    • 5 x 10 x 135
  • Asst. #2 – 1-Arm Dumbbell Rows
    • 5 x 10 x 60
  • Hammer Curls supersetted with Triceps Rope Pushdowns
    • 3x10x30
    • 3x15x30

I wasn’t quite in the mental zone today. Just not “there”. Still, a PR of 1x5x210 is acceptable. I could have gotten 6 and maybe 7 but felt like leaving some in the tank. Fine enough.

I forgot to do chins during my assistance bench set. Just not habit yet, but I’ll get there.

On a whim, I opted to do a little arm work. When I do any back work, I think about pulling with my elbow which engages the back more and the arms less. So I just felt like giving my biceps a little love. Nothing heavy, just a little bit to give them some pump.

And that’s all she wrote for today. I’m actually kinda enjoying knocking off the GPP and just making sure my walks to/from the gym are brisk. The machines are just boring. I’ll probably come back to them eventually.

ZMA seems to be having some nice sleep effects for me. I find myself sleeping longer, it feels like a deeper sleep too. I feel more rested when I wake up. It’s only been a few days on it so I can’t say for sure just yet, but so far results seem promising.

The kitchen scale is also getting some love, trying to weigh out my portions so I keep things within reason. All the exercise is good, but the only way I’m going to shed some fat is to tighten up my diet. It’s my biggest challenge.

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