2015-05-26 training log

Gettin’ better.

Man, this feels a lot better than the past many months. I am making forward progress. Right now it’s just more reps, but that’s progress! It feels good physically but more so mentally. This is really the sort of break I needed.

Benching went fine. I was surprised I got 15 on the AMRAP set. That is the signal to add more weight, but given how transitional everything is right now, I’m going to stick at these weights at least 1 more week to see how things go.

Rows were… different. Because I dropped below 135 that meant I used the 25# plates. The gym used to have some 10 kilo bumpers, and I also recall a set of 35’s, but they are no where to be found. Thus the range of motion was greater. Instead of touching ground tho, I just let my arms extend as much as I was willing (didn’t want to go slack with the weight in my hands and thus pulling on my shoulders), and just rowed. That kept tension the whole time, which I’ll take.

Oh, and I weighed 216 this morning, which surprised me given how I ate yesterday. I’m good with this tho… because I wouldn’t expect to bloat up today, tomorrow is a rest day, so I do hope this means moar food! 😉

As well, I was NOT as sore today as I was same time last week. Body is getting used to this. Huzzah.

Based on Paul Carter’s “Guaranteed Muscle Mass” article.

  • Bench Press
    • bar x 5
    • bar x 5
    • 95 x 5
    • 120 x 4
    • 145 x 3
    • 180 x 2
    • 205 x 1
    • 180 x 15 (AMRAP)
    • 180 x 7 (50%)
  • Incline Press (350 Method)
    • 95 x 19
    • 95 x 12
    • 95 x 1
  • BB Row
    • 155 x 8
    • 155 x 8
    • 125 x 12
    • 125 x 7
  • Wide Pronated-Grip Pulldown (350 Method)
    • 110 x 18
    • 110 x 14
    • 110 x 12
  • BB Curl (350 Method)
    • 40 x 20
    • 40 x 15
    • 40 x 12

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