2015-03-02 training log

Carbs… sweet sweet carbs! 🙂

I’ve been on the (fat) loser train for a little over 3 months now, so it’s time for a break. I don’t really want to take a break, but it’s appropriate after such a long stretch, especially since I have another long stretch ahead of me. Officially weighed in at 219 yesterday, which was up a hair… but given I was 217 this morning, I am pretty sure I was just retaining something. So, taking a “mid”… following same basic dietary template, but adding in some carbs (including on my off days!!) and bumping up the fats a hair too. I’ll stay on this for about 4 weeks, expect to gain at most 5 lb. or so, but that should be just things like water, glycogen, etc…. no real fat or even muscle gain expected here.

So I did eat carbs yesterday. Not sure if that affected me today or was pure placebo… but I did feel good, and it showed in my work.

I continue to focus my later assistance work on tempo, with explosive concentric and a good controlled eccentric. Also trying to just make the muscle work. Like on the incline DB pressing, I don’t think about pressing, I just think about my pecs pulling my upper arms “together”. Yeah… the challenge really starts to become how hard you can make the muscle work, with as little weight as needed to make that happen It doesn’t satisfy the external ego, but it sure seems to be more internally satisfying and working.

Based upon Paul Carter’s Basebuilding

  • Bench Press (model 1)
    • bar x 5
    • bar x 5
    • 120 x 5
    • 145 x 4
    • 165 x 3
    • 180 x 2
    • 205 x 1
    • 225 x 1
    • 180 x 8
    • 180 x 8
    • 180 x 8
    • 180 x 5
    • 180 x 4
  • Dips
    • BW x 8
    • BW x 7
    • BW x 7
    • BW x 6
    • BW x 6
  • DB Incline Press
    • 45e x 12
    • 45e x 12
    • 45e x 9
  • Machine Flies (350-Method)
    • 70 x 17
    • 70 x 17
    • 70 x 12
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