2016-02-08 training log

Light, but painful.

Today is session 1-B, “Press Light”. The “light” days aren’t wussy days — only the weights feel that way. They are lighter weights, but many more reps. And I tell you, when you work that many reps, that little rest between sets, the cumulative fatigue is surprising. I really overestimated things today.

DB pressing… I thought I could do X, but no… not 20 reps of X. I wound up dropping weights just to ensure I could get the reps in. I figured then my incline benching needed to drop down but oh, even overestimated that and had to drop even more. Again, the weights seemed stupid light, but man, by the time I got to inclines my triceps were pretty exhausted. It was crazy.

Speaking of crazy: lateral raises. When I do these, I try to twist my hands forward, like I’m holding a pitcher and pouring the liquid out. I forgot who said to do them that way (Arnold?), but I felt that was good to do else my hands would tilt back, thumbs pointing more towards the ceiling than the floor, and that’d hit even more of my anterior delts which I’ve already been trashing: ensure the medials and posterior get some love. Well, after I finished I looked in the mirror. Holy crap! I can’t recall the last time I’ve seen a trap pump that huge. It was nuts! Hooray lots of reps.

And pressdowns. I used to really love using the rope, but I find that I can get more out of using other bars. There’s just something about the rope and I don’t get as much work on the triceps as I can with other bars. Ah well, no big. Just something confirmed I guess.

It may have been a “light” day, but I’m pretty sure DOMS will hit me pretty hard later. 🙂

  • Seated DB Press
    • 20e x 20
    • 25e x 20
    • 30e x 20
    • 40e x 12
    • 35e x 9
    • 25e x 13
  • Incline Bench Press
    • 115 x 6
    • 85 x 12
    • 75 x 16
    • 75 x 12
  • DB Lateral Raises
    • 8e x 20
    • 8e x 20
    • 8e x 20
    • 8e x 20
    • 8e x 20
  • Rope-Handle Pressdowns
    • 35 x 20
    • 35 x 20
    • 35 x 15
    • 35 x 15
    • 35 x 12
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