2018-01-18 training log

Oh man.

So this metabolites mesocycle is really picking up. The work is painful! I have NEVER thought “oh man, I do NOT want to do another set of face pulls”, but today it happened. It’s just a lot of work, and there’s a really solid pain threshold you have to push through – the brain demands you stop, but you really can – and need to – keep going towards true muscular failure.

Plus, I’m really really sore! Consider day 1 has a lot of pushing work, day 2 has some triceps and pushing work, then today some more triceps and pushing work. Last night I was noticing just how sore my triceps still were. They were fine this morning, but man! The workload is pretty intense.

Next week is going to be the death of me. 🙂

But it’s so interesting. While the work is getting pretty brutal, the soreness is crazy, again I just don’t feel massively beat-up. It’s kinda nice. Yes, I do miss lifting heavy weights, but I am not missing being achey and hurting so much. This is why I’m really curious to try these templates for another macrocycle, using recommended modifications. I’ll be eating more normally, too. I’d like to see how results are from trying again, with food and mods. And yes, not being so beat-up is welcome. BUT that’s also why I’m very curious to try a more periodized approach to strength work (e.g. meso of massbuilding, meso of strength, meso of peaking – that may be quite productive and not beat me up as bad, or at least allow me better recovery for it all). I dunno. Still determining what I want to do.

Anyways, chugging along.

Weight is about 242 and been there for a bit. I’m debating if I need to move to cut 2 at this point or not. Part of me knows that I’m being a little less strict — hunger is driving me nuts and I’ve been caving a bit. So before I move on, I probably should just tighten up and deal with the hunger better.

RP Physique, Mesocycle 2, week 3

  • Underhand Pulldown
    • 120 x 20
    • 120 x 14
    • 120 x 11
    • 120 x 10
    • 120 x 10
    • 120 x 8
  • Normal Grip Pulldown
    • 110 x 12
    • 110 x 10
    • 110 x 10
    • 110 x 9
    • 110 x 9
    • 110 x 9
  • 2-Arm DB Row
    • 45e x 13
    • 45e x 11
    • 45e x 10
    • 45e x 9
  • Cable Facepull (superset)
    • 65 x 23
    • 65 x 15
    • 65 x 15
    • 65 x 15
    • 65 x 15
    • 65 x 15
    • 65 x 13
  • Thumbs Down Lateral Raise (superset)
    • 10e x 16
    • 10e x 10
    • 10e x 10
    • 10e x 9
    • 10e x 10
    • 10e x 8
  • Flat DB Bench Press
    • 35e x 10
    • 55e x 5
    • 70e x 16
    • 70e x 12
    • 70e x 10
    • 70e x 7
    • 70e x 6
  • Incline Close-Grip Bench Press
    • 115 x 12
    • 115 x 10
    • 115 x 8
    • 115 x 8
    • 115 x 6
  • Reaching Sit-up
    • BW x 22
    • BW x 10
    • BW x 8
    • BW x 6

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