2017-12-14 training log

Sleep has been a little off this week — some stressful things (work, etc.) causing me to wake up early. Sigh. I know that’s affecting my recovery. But I’ll be taking some time off work for holiday vacationing, and napping will be in order. 🙂

That said, today was good. Everything continues to go up: weight, reps, sets — thus volume. A little sore at this point, but I attribute it to the sleep loss. It’s been some pretty good work and I’m enjoying this approach. Every time I drive home from the gym I keep thinking about how this affects and will influence my future training programs.

On the weight-loss front, the scale is finally reflecting some change but it’s minor and hard to tell at this point if it’s really progress or just a particular reading on the scale. But I have to remind myself there are other markers of progress — bodyweight is only one. This morning, when I bent over to put my shoes on, it was much easier — my gut is reducing. That’s a great marker! My guess on bodyweight? Given the gym work, the diet supporting it, etc., I may actually have put on a tiny bit of muscle mass, like half a pound? That’s actually possible, and could explain why I’m seeing body transformations but it’s not reflecting on the scale. I just have to remember to trust the process and keep pushing through for more weeks.

RP Physique, Mesocycle 1, Week 3

  • Wide-Grip Pulldown
    • 80 x 10
    • 105 x 5
    • 130 x 14
    • 130 x 11
    • 130 x 9
    • 130 x 9
    • 130 x 8
  • Underhand Pulldown
    • 110 x 14
    • 110 x 12
    • 110 x 12
    • 110 x 12
    • 110 x 11
  • Row To Chest
    • 125 x 10
    • 125 x 9
    • 125 x 9
    • 125 x 8
  • Barbell Upright Row
    • 75 x 15
    • 75 x 11
    • 75 x 10
    • 75 x 9
    • 75 x 8
  • Close-Grip Bench Press
    • bar x 10
    • 135 x 10
    • 165 x 5
    • 190 x 12
    • 190 x 9
    • 190 x 7
    • 190 x 6
    • 190 x 6
  • Incline Dumbbell Press
    • 60e x 14
    • 60e x 11
    • 60e x 11
    • 60e x 10
    • 60e x 10
  • Reaching Sit-up
    • 5 x 20
    • 5 x 15
    • 5 x 10
    • 5 x 8

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