2016-04-08 training log

Still searching…

Arm day, who doesn’t love it, right?

Triceps work was fine. I really do like using that v-bar for the pressdowns — it makes a difference. I found myself pushing harder through every rep today, going until I couldn’t: true failure, on just about every set (well, not the close-grips).

I’m still amazed at the pump cheat curls give me.

So I swapped in hammer curls. I was going to do them my normal way: arms dangling at sides, alternating. But I recall seeing a variation from Paul Carter where you do them simultaneously and at the bottom the outside end of the DB rests against your thighs. Thus there’s no abilty to swing, no momentum. It’s pure starting by contracting the biceps and brachialis. I liked it. I won’t use this variation always, but I think it’s appropriate for what I’m presently doing.

Incline curls tho. It was rough. I started with weight that was too heavy, but when I dropped weight I couldn’t really get the result I wanted. Sure I got higher reps, but I just didn’t have the tension, couldn’t get the squeeze. So, I think I may drop incline curls and instead try something like cable curls. That might get me the constant tension, ability to squeeze, so it’s a tempo like 4-1-1-0 type of thing. Ah well.

But overall, I cannot complain with the day.

  • Close Grip Bench Press
    • bar x 10
    • 115 x 5
    • 135 x 4
    • 155 x 3
    • 175 x 2
    • 195 x 1
    • 155 x 15
    • 155 x 7
  • Skullcrushers
    • 45 x 15
    • 55 x 12
    • 65 x 7
    • 65 x 6
    • 45 x 14
  • Pushdowns (v-bar)
    • 45 x 14
    • 40 x 14
    • 35 x 15
    • 30 x 25
  • BB Curls
    • 40 x 12 (strict)
    • 50 x 10
    • 60 x 8
    • 80 x 5 (cheat)
    • 80 x 5
    • 80 x 5
  • Hammer Curl
    • 25e x 8
    • 25e x 8
    • 25e x 8
    • 25e x 8
  • Incline DB Curl
    • 20e x 7
    • 15e x 12
    • 15e x 12
    • 15e x 8
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