2016-02-01 training log

So last week didn’t happen so much. Was out on business, too many long days, not enough sleep, and it was more important to sleep than to lift. I know, sounds like blasphemy, but recovery is something I need much of these days — why dig the hole deeper?

Anyways, today starts on Paul Carter’s LRB-Template from his SSL book. I am hoping 3x/week will be better for me, since that 1. shouldn’t dig as deep a hole and 2. that I’ll get more recovery.

Today was about feeling things out, finding weights and such, and preferring to start light. It did feel a little strange doing some overhead pressing before cycle benching, but it also felt good… extra warmup, and I didn’t feel too much was taken out of me.

I also worked to get my rest periods down. Inception had a lot of longer rest periods, which had its place, but it also really stretched out my gym time to 90-ish minutes, which I can’t always afford. I like hitting that 60-minute window, and if today is any indication, I’m back in that slot. I mean, I even took only 1-minute rests between the heavy sets on benching! If things get heavier and I need more time, I’ll take it. But pushing myself, I think that’s good too.

I also have to say, I really do dig the overhead extensions. It gives a range of motion like no other triceps work I’ve done, and if you really do work it all the way to lockout, it’s a lot of work.

Anyways, enjoyed things. I’ll be upping some weights for next time, but all in all, dug it.

  • Seated, Behind-the-Neck Press (on the smith machine)
    • bar x 5
    • 65 x 5
    • 95 x 5
    • 115 x 5
    • 115 x 5
    • 115 x 5
  • Bench Press
    • 125 x 5
    • 145 x 4
    • 170 x 3
    • 185 x 2
    • 195 x 1
    • 205 x 1
    • 220 x 1
  • Upright Rows
    • 80 x 10
    • 80 x 10
    • 80 x 10
    • 80 x 10
    • 80 x 10
  • Overhead Triceps Extensions
    • 30 x 20
    • 30 x 20
    • 30 x 20
    • 30 x 20
    • 30 x 20
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