2015-12-08 training log

Man, by the time I get warmed up, the session is over….

Seriously. I finished bench press and felt warmed up, but… that was it. No more benching, no more chest/triceps/shoulders/push type work here. Done. Sure there was more volume of the 6×6 then an AMRAP set, but still… that was like a warm-up. 🙂

But that’s how the program is to go. I have to remember that. This is week 1 — it’s going to be light, well, it’s supposed to be light, it’s supposed to feel easy. Any good program like this is going to feel really easy the first few weeks. As well, I have to remember that this hits work 2x week, so I won’t feel all pumped, spent, and trashed when I leave the gym because I can’t dig the hole of recovery too deep else I won’t make it through the next session in 3 days.

Gotta trust the process.

But still, it feels weird. 🙂

That said, as I’m getting the groove of this program down, I have to tell myself that I can pace differently, or almost not at all. There’s always a desire to pace things so there’s enough gas to get through everything. But here? There’s just not much to have to get through, so just go nuts and put everything into what work there is. This doesn’t mean get sloppy or anything, but rather if that’s all the bench work there is to do, make sure every rep is well-spent and get the most out of every one.

As for other things.

The curl-grip pulldowns took a little getting used to. No question, the supinated grip makes my shoulder and elbow joints less happy. But with some dinking around I managed to find a groove that seems to work ok. Again, starting light is good. Interestingly that I got some really good lat work out of that — was kinda surprised how I felt afterwards.

Everything else was what it was. I’m finding weights, finding groove. Next week should only be better.

Based upon Paul Carter’s Inception program

Week 1

  • Bench Press
    • bar x 6
    • 95 x 6
    • 115 x 6
    • 135 x 6
    • 155 x 6
    • 175 x 6
    • 155 x 15 (AMRAP)
  • Lat Pulldowns (curl grip)
    • 80 x 10
    • 90 x 10
    • 100 x 10
    • 110 x 10
    • 120 x 13 (AMRAP)
    • 95 x 20
  • DB Rows
    • 45e x 10
    • 50e x 10
    • 55e x 10
    • 65e x 14 (AMRAP)
  • Bent DB lat Raises
    • 10e x 12
    • 10e x 12
    • 10e x 12
    • 10e x 12

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