2018-01-15 training log

OK, I’m starting to get it. 🙂

Week 3 of the metabolytes mesocycle. It’s now 2/fail and a LOT more sets, and some increased weight. Oye!

So here today I really started to feel it more. I think in part because 2/fail I can be a better judge of how far to push — and it’s a lot more than you think. Like during the skullcrushers/db-bench superset? You can just keep going a LOT more than you think — it’s excruciating, but you CAN keep repping. And so, today was just painful.

I am not looking forward to leg days. 🙂

It actually got me wondering how this template would go if I could eat more freely. So much of this is carb-powered, and just lacking carbs it’s killing me. I started to have thoughts about MAYBE after this cycle is done (both this run of the MPT and my cut diet) about eating normally again AND running the MPT for another cycle, tho probably the meso1-meso1-meso2 mod. Maybe. It was just a thought that hit me today, so we’ll see.

That said – I think I realize why I haven’t feel that destroyed — because I’m not! Yes, it’s killer while the work is happening, and for sure something’s got to be going on because I do get cramps/sore in the 1-2 days after. But it’s just not massive intensities, and so my whole body is not feeling beat up. I like that. That’s part of why I am thinking about running the MPT again. It’s not the style of work I prefer, but I’d rather not be so beat up. But still, I want to see how running a more periodized program (vs. constant linear progression) could serve me. TBD. Going to be an interesting year of learning.

Anyways, all things were what they were. It’s just a lot of work, and when you push hard, focus on contracting the muscles (not just moving the weight through space), full ROM, good control throughout, and little interset rest… yeah, it’s killing me. 🙂

RP Physique, Mesocycle 2, week 3

  • Low Incline DB Press
    • 20e x 10
    • 40e x 5
    • 65e x 18
    • 65e x 13
    • 65e x 10
    • 65e x 8
    • 65e x 7
    • 65e x 7
  • Dumbbell Skullcrusher (superset)
    • 20e x 19
    • 20e x 13
    • 20e x 11
    • 20e x 12
    • 20e x 11
  • Flat Dumbbell Bench Press (superset)
    • 40e x 12
    • 40e x 11
    • 40e x 11
    • 40e x 11
    • 40e x 9
  • Close Grip Bench Press
    • 120 x 10
    • 120 x 8
    • 120 x 7
    • 120 x 7
  • Cable Row
    • 120 x 20
    • 120 x 14
    • 120 x 11
    • 120 x 11
    • 120 x 10
  • Parallel Pulldown
    • 110 x 12
    • 110 x 10
    • 110 x 9
    • 110 x 8
    • 110 x 8
  • Cable Upright Row
    • 65 x 22
    • 65 x 16
    • 65 x 13
    • 65 x 12
    • 65 x 11
  • Slant Board Sit-up
    • bw x 20
    • bw x 12
    • bw x 8
    • bw x 6

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