2018-01-02 training log

Needs some adjustment, but not a bad start.

So mesocycle 2, week 1, first lower-body day. Weights weren’t where they should be, so I had to make some adjustments on the fly. Should be better going forward.

I do believe front squats need to become a staple for me. And resting only 1 minute between sets? Gah. That’s killer.

To vary the leg press, this time I’m putting my feet lower on the platform. I really felt the pain more in my quads, which is good. Since I am going to end up doing leg press 2x/week this cycle, I will get variation by foot placement.

Oh and speaking of killer, the pushdowns supserset with DB press is painful. Then going into a BB press? Pffft — my triceps and delts were fried; I had to really drop the weight down to get the reps in. Again, this meso is NOT good for the ego that likes to lift heavy weights. 🙂

On the rope pressdowns, I am not flaring my hands out. Again, trying to be kind to my elbows and just doing a basic extension. I did change one thing: I’m crush-gripping the rope. A lot of times I just have enough grip to hold on and do what I need to do. But today I crushed the rope. That made a big difference in what was transfered to my elbows. This is curious…

Finished off with 20 minutes on the elliptical. That will remain a staple to help with the fat loss. I won’t keep this forever, just for now. Like after this is over, I may drop cardio in general, or go back to other things like farmer’s walks.

Now that my vacation is officially over, things will tighten up again, especially with diet. I have maybe 6 weeks left and if I could drop 6+ pounds between now and then, that’d be awesome.

RP Physique, Mesocycle 2, week 1

  • Front Squat
    • bar x 10
    • 95 x 10
    • 135 x 5
    • 155 x 12
    • 155 x 10
    • 155 x 7
    • 155 x 7
  • Leg Press
    • 215 x 15
    • 215 x 12
    • 215 x 12
    • 215 x 10
  • Seated Leg Curl
    • 75 x 20
    • 75 x 14
    • 75 x 12
    • 75 x 8
  • Calves on Leg Press
    • 75 x 23
    • 75 x 15
    • 75 x 12
    • 75 x 12
    • 75 x 11
    • 75 x 10
  • Cable Rope Pushdown (superset)
    • 50 x 10
    • 70 x 5
    • 90 x 18
    • 90 x 13
    • 90 x 10
  • Standing DB Shoulder Press
    • 35e x 15
    • 35e x 8
    • 35e x 8
  • Standing BB Shoulder Press
    • 75 x 10
    • 65 x 10
    • 65 x 8

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