2016-05-16 training log

You feel like crap, but you do it anyways.

I’ve got something… not sure if a “cold” or allergies or what, but something. Friday it started to creep in. Saturday I was ok, but beyond exhausted by the time I got home — I couldn’t even finish my supper because the effort involved was too much. Yeah. Sunday I slept a lot of the day. Waking up this morning I feel a little better but still like crud. I debated skipping the day (let the body rest/heal), but 1. I often feel better if I get the blood pumping, 2. I scheduled myself to try something today, 3. this will be the last week on this cycle so, let’s do it.

So I compromised and opted to just do something — let me decide as I feel it while I’m there.

I inclined, and worked up to 225. That’s an all-time PR for me. Unfortunately it was a little scary too. I got to the sticking point, started to grind it, then my head started to feel…. wrong. As if I kept it up, I’d probably black out and have 225 lb. crashing down on my face. So the effort became about just racking the damn bar. I got it, but I’ve never been that scared under the bar before. I attribute it to that “something” that has me. No bueno. Still, a PR so I’ll take it. 🙂

After that, I opted to just do some dips. I haven’t done them in ages and like doing them. I started dipping and my shoulders told me it had been a while since I had dipped! Nothing bad, just very tight in the bottom position. So after 5 reps I stopped and figured it’d be more beneficial to do lots of sets of 5 and get blood flowing there, get the stretch, and that volume and stretch would do me better. After 10 sets, I figured 50 reps was enough all things considered. Finished off with some lat raises and that was that.

Glad I went. The PR was a little scary, but I got it. It feels good going into my deload and then the start of a new cycle where I won’t be BB Inclining, so a nice cap to it all.

  • Incline Bench Press
    • bar x 10
    • bar x 5
    • 135 x 5
    • 155 x 4
    • 175 x 3
    • 205 x 2
    • 225 x 1 (PR)
    • 175 x 8
    • 175 x 4
  • Dips
    • bw x 5
    • bw x 5
    • bw x 5
    • bw x 5
    • bw x 5
    • bw x 5
    • bw x 5
    • bw x 5
    • bw x 5
    • bw x 5
  • Lateral Raises
    • 20e x 12
    • 20e x 12
    • 20e x 12

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