2014-09-15 training log

Well, maybe today was better… I don’t know. I don’t quite feel like I’m treading water, but today’s progress wasn’t much over last week. Still, a bit of progress is still progress, so I’ll give it a little more time to see how things go, else I’ll switch up to “model 2”.

I did opt to make one change. I swapped close-grip bench presses in and behind-the-neck presses out. I don’t have problems getting the bar off my chest nor through the mid-way point, but it’s after that point, which is perhaps a triceps weakness. So hey… how about some close-grips instead. If a little extra triceps work can help me there, I’ll take it.

Oh, I am going to make an effort to pause all my warm-ups. I was reading John Phung’s “A Very Important Letter to my 14-Year-Old Self”, which reads like a letter I’d write to my own 14-year-old self, and one thing he wrote:

Pause your warm ups at the bottom position. It’s an easy way to sneak in paused work into a training session.

Geez… duh! Yeah.

Based upon Paul Carter’s Basebuilding

  • Bench Press (model 1)
    • bar x 5
    • bar x 5
    • 115 x 5
    • 130 x 4
    • 155 x 3
    • 170 x 2
    • 190 x 1
    • 170 x 8
    • 170 x 8
    • 170 x 8
    • 170 x 8
    • 170 x 6
  • Machine Flies
    • 85 x 10
    • 85 x 10
    • 85 x 10
    • 85 x 10
    • 85 x 10
  • Close-Grip Bench Press
    • 95 x 12
    • 95 x 12
    • 95 x 12
    • 95 x 12
  • Hammer Curls
    • 30e x 10
    • 30e x 10
    • 30e x 10
    • 30e x 8

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