Carb Back-Loading is interesting, but playing games with my lifting!
Wendler 5/3/1 program, cycle 16, week 2
- Work Set – Bench Press (working max: 225#)
- 2x5x45 (warmup)
- 1x3x160 (work)
- Asst. #1 – Bench Press
- 5 x 10/10/8/10/10 x 135/135/135/95/95
- Asst. #2 – Pull-ups (band assisted)
- 5 x 6/6/6/6/5 x BW
- Asst. #3 – Stuff
- Flat Bench DB Flies
- JM Press
- Hammer Cheat Curls
- 3 sets, 8-15 reps, enough weight to make it hard; on 3rd set immediately drop weight and keep going to failure
- sled drags
- 10 runs, 75 yards each
- 75# on the sled
- 20 seconds rest every other run
- attach sled around hips, walk forward with large, purposeful strides
Yeah, no question… my triceps are weaker and need help. This my technique change makes evident. But, it’s weak because of the technique change. So, we roll along.
On assistance work, I really need to drop my weights down more than I think, because I need the reps. I’m picking a weight and then not getting enough reps. Not what I want. So like today, normally I might have dropped to 185, but that would have probably gotten 6 reps if I was lucky? But then, going to 135 was perhaps a little overcompensation… maybe 165 to start? But whatever, I need the reps. Just gotta think to go lighter.
And this Carb Back-Loading. I dunno. Still too early to really say. I’m hoping it’ll play out well for me, but so far it feels just weird and well.. the jury is still out. I certainly am not liking the heavy dependence upon caffeine.