2015-05-01 training log

Maybe I’m on to something… or maybe, it’s just lucky.

I’ve been battling progress vs. regress. Been experiencing a lot of regression, but this past week has been different. I don’t chalk things up to major progress, but certainly I’m not regressing and I even seem to be making very small progress. It’s the sort of progress that I’m not sure if it’s statistically significant or not, but certainly straight-up numbers compared to the prior session show on paper some progress.

Could it be consuming the carbs earlier than usual so they get into my system and I actually have some gas to go on?

Could it be that I’ve just got a better attitude going (which I do)?

I don’t know for sure. But I’m happy for it. I do think the carbs have made a difference because I don’t feel as gassed and I don’t feel that mid-way “kick” either. So, fingers crossed. 🙂

Otherwise, the session felt fine. I have to say that the Arnold Presses are feeling like a right choice. I feel that some sort of seat dumbbell press is just what I needed to give my shoulders the work I’ve been looking for.

The bench dips continue to be wonderful for my shoulders — they just haven’t felt this good in ages. I opted to add a 25# plate to my lap today and drop the reps back down. Certainly could have done more reps but again, this is geared more towards a rehab, so taking it slow.

All in all, good.

Next week will be interesting. Due to circumstances, I won’t have access to my normal gym facilities; in fact, I’m not sure exactly what I will have access to. So we’ll see how next week goes. I am keeping the possibilities open.

Inspired by Paul Carter’s methodologies

  • Behind-the-Neck Press
    • bar x 15
    • 65 x 15
    • 75 x 15
    • 85 x 12
    • 95 x 8
    • 95 x 8
  • Arnold Press
    • 35e x 12
    • 35e x 12
    • 35e x 12
  • Upright Rows
    • 95 x 10
    • 95 x 10
    • 95 x 10
  • Lateral Raises (350 method)
    • 15e x 22
    • 15e x 15
    • 15e x 13
  • Bench Dips
    • 25 x 10
    • 25 x 10
    • 25 x 10
    • 25 x 10
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