2016-05-23 training log

Another “gotta make do with what you have” day.

Just have a bench and a rack of DB’s up to 40 lb. so you do what you can. It was supposed to be a no-deload-deload week, but what with being down with strep throat last week (hooray for antibiotics!) I figure I ought to do something this week. So nothing intensive, but aiming to get some work in.

Started with good old “pre-exhaust” because 40 lb’s of DB isn’t enough for pressing. But then to help that, I did incline pressing instead of flat. Again, nothing major, just get a little work. Some lat raises, some extensions, and good enough done. LOTS of focus on the eccentric in everything I did today. I did walk out with a nice pump, felt ok, good enough for circumstance.

In other news… I was listening to the JuggLife Podcast with Chad Wesley Smith, Max Aita, and Dr. Mike Israetel. It got me thinking again about where to go next. It’s about frequency. I know that 1x/week is not enough for me, but 2x can be a little much. BUT that’s also older me — I’ve got some things going on now that may help me out and may make 2x work a little better. I’ve been thinking about one more hypertrophy cycle then a strength cycle, and well… putting it all together and I’m wondering about trying Paul Carter’s Inception again. That would be perfect in terms of another hypertrophy then a strength cycle. Yeah, there’s no deadlifting but that’s OK. The frequency is a little much for me — I know from past experience that a sort of A1/B1 A2/B2 type of split 3x week (so spread over about 9-10 days) tends to work well for me. But again, some things are different now and I guess I’m curious if I might be able to pull it off.

Going to think about it this week because come next Monday, whatever it is I’m going to do has to start. 🙂

  • DB Flies
    • 12e x 15
    • 20e x 15
    • 25e x 15
    • 25e x 15
    • 25e x 15
  • Incline DB Press
    • 40e x 12
    • 40e x 12
    • 40e x 12
    • 40e x 12
    • 40e x 12
  • DB Lat Raises
    • 20e x 12
    • 20e x 10
    • 20e x 9
  • Overhead Triceps Extensions
    • 40 x 15
    • 40 x 12
    • 40 x 10

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