2017-06-09 training log

Today was fun.

First, my biceps/brachialis/brachioradialis are still quite sore from the 100-rep curls on Tuesday. Ha ha ha. It didn’t stop things today, but gah… it hurts. 🙂

Second, to that one thing I have wondered is if my elbow sleeves are causing me some problems. The other day I was ordering a new set of knee sleeves, and while passing over the sizing charts I saw that my current elbow sleeves are actually a little small for my arm size now (whoo hoo! everyone loves bigger arms). So I opted to buy a new set of sleeves, the next size up. The sleeves are Slingshot STrong Elbow Sleeves. I had XL, I bought 2XL. First thing I noticed? They’re actually longer, maybe 1″-1.5″, so there’s more coverage. They still feel snug, but just a hair less constricting. I wore them today and things felt alright. Again, it’s still hard for me to say if the sleeves are helping or hurting, but I’ll give the new ones a ride for a bit and see.

Then there’s the Pressing itself.

I was so focused on just moving along? I skipped over things. I was supposed to go 80/100/115 for 5/5/3 warmup, then 125/145/165 for 5/5/5+. I flat out skipped over the 115 and did the 125 for 3, then 145 for 5, then realized I screwed up. Ha ha. I just kept going, and hit good PR with 165 for 7.

But after that, I was starting to feel out of gas, but I’m not sure. I’m being a little restrictive on my carb intake to keep my weight in check. As well, I’m adding about 20-ish minutes of easy cardio after my workouts. Sometimes I felt just out of gas. But then, some stuff I just kept plowing through and increased reps from last time. I don’t know. I’m chalking it up to being a little depleted. But then, since most the reductions came on pulling motions, it may simply be because my biceps are still so damn sore and worked from Tuesday, they’re not fully recovered, so I lost a bit of ground there. No biggie.

All in all a reasonable day.

  • Press
    • bar x whatever
    • 80 x 5
    • 100 x 5
    • 115 x 0 (brain fart and skipped this weight)
    • 125 x 3
    • 145 x 5
    • 165 x 7 (7 rep PR)
    • 145 x 8
    • 125 x 10
  • Lat Pulldowns (pronated grip, to chest)
    • 110 x 12
    • 120 x 12
    • 130 x 12
    • 130 x 10
    • 130 x 8
  • Front Plate Raises (all the way above head)
    • 25 x 30
    • 25 x 18
    • 25 x 14
  • Skullcrushers
    • 80 x 10
    • 80 x 10
    • 80 x 10
    • 80 x 8
  • Hammer Curl
    • 45e x 10
    • 45e x 10
    • 45e x 8
    • 45e x 6