2015-01-05 training log

Training continues along.

I opted to make some changes because I think they’re better for me.

First, dips. I started doing “chest dip (between benches)“, which compare pretty similiarly to regular old chest dips. I did this because while I wanted to do regular dips, my body wasn’t quite happy with it. But the chest dips got better, I think my body adapted to the movement pattern, and for whatever it was worth I opted to just try regular old dips today. I mean, if I started and the body complained, it was no problem to stop.

So I dipped, and capped it arbitrarily at 5 reps. That was still fair work, I doubt I could have done 10 reps across, but it was good. I guess I may have been on a bit of happy high having hit the 5 chin-ups just the gym session prior, so why not see if I can stop sucking at dips too. 🙂 So, I’m going to continue. Same sort of approach here as with chins, aiming for 10 reps first, then 10 reps across.

Second, I changed my inclines from a barbell to dumbbells. This is a shoulder issue. With the DB’s I can rotate a lot easier and alleviate stresses on my shoulder. Incline BB’s aren’t horrible on my shoulder, but unless I get the groove and grip and everything exactly right well… let’s just say if I can get the benefits I need from DB’s and it removes some problems, all good. I don’t always care for DB-based work, but sometimes you have to do what you need to do instead of what you want to do.

Based upon Paul Carter’s Basebuilding

  • Bench Press (model 2)
    • bar x 5
    • bar x 5
    • 120 x 5
    • 140 x 4
    • 165 x 3
    • 180 x 2
    • 205 x 1
    • 215 x 1
    • 205 x 5
    • 205 x 5
    • 205 x 5
    • 180 x 5
    • 180 x 5
    • 180 x 5
    • 145 x 17 (AMRAP)
  • Dips
    • BW x 5
    • BW x 5
    • BW x 5
    • BW x 5
  • DB Incline Press (350 Method)
    • 35e x 24
    • 35e x 18
    • 35e x 15
  • Polquin Flies
    • 15e x 10
    • 15e x 10
    • 15e x 10

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