2014-05-19 training log

Today was… interesting.

Based upon Paul Carter’s Base Building – Mass cycle

  • Incline Press – Working max:
    • 45 x 5
    • 45 x 5
    • 85 x 5
    • 105 x 4
    • 125 x 3
    • 155 x 2
    • 175 x 1
    • 160 x 14
    • 160 x 4
  • DB Bench Press
    • 60e x 10
    • 60e x 10
    • 60e x 5
    • 60e x 8
    • 60e x 8
  • Behind the Neck Press
    • 95 x 8
    • 95 x 7
    • 95 x 5
  • BB Upright Row
    • 70 x 12
    • 70 x 12
    • 70 x 12
    • 70 x 12
    • 70 x 8
  • Rope Tricep Pushdowns
    • 45 x ? a bunch… rest pause style

I cranked out 14 reps, then I barely got 4. Huh? Weird. Then while DB pressing, 3rd set I suddenly failed. I was almost done with a 6th rep when suddenly everything just stopped — muscles said “I’m done”. I am not sure if I got out of the groove and things just didn’t happen, but look… I got 2 sets of 8 afterwards. Eh?

I’m not sure what to make of this.

I’ve been off creatine for a bit… maybe I’m now starting to see the effects and am losing out on those last few reps? Maybe today just sucked? Maybe I really drained myself on the 14 reps and that sucked it out for the rest of the session? I will say even those 14 turned into a grinder. I really can’t say based on one day. But… it’s curious for sure.

In other news… I’m continuing to think about what to do when this cycle is done. I am starting to lean towards a 9-week Strong-15 cycle, THEN trying like 6 weeks of basebuilding followed by the Strong-15 short cycle then back to mass/BB-style stuff. I dunno. Key thing is I want to get back to some strength building. Still toying around.

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