2018-01-29 training log

It’s deload week. Almost feels like a “why bother”, but you bother.

Drop back to first week weights, 2 sets, and half the reps you did week 1. So it wasn’t very stressful, and I just kept going sometimes only resting 30 seconds (or less) between sets.

That said, deload always provides a good opportunity to work on form, so I did. I must also say that all this dumbbell work has been good. I suspect in the future I’m going to be doing more.

Wrapped things up pretty quick, went home, took a nap. 🙂

The allergies are still affecting me, but it’s better. I can somewhat breathe through my nose now. Worst is my throat is pretty raw, so almost anything tickles it just right and breaks me into a coughing fit, which just makes it worse. Fun fun. But at least things seem to be improving around here.

I am more or less finished with my weight cut. Officially down 16 lb at the end of it all. I’ve got an intensive classroom-based training event later this week, so diet will be tough to stick with but I’m going to try as much as possible. My goal is to do the best I can under the circumstances and strive to maintain this week. Next week I’ll continue with maintenance, but upping the carbs a bit (I’ve been on “cut 1, light”, so I’ll move back to “cut 1, medium”). Slowly increase carbs. I’ll take this week by week to see where things level off.

RP Physique, Mesocycle 2, week 5 (deload)

  • Low Incline DB Press
    • 20e x 10
    • 40e x 5
    • 60e x 9
    • 60e x 6
  • Dumbbell Skullcrusher
    • 30e x 5
    • 30e x 5
  • Close Grip Bench Press
    • 125 x 5
    • 125 x 4
  • Cable Row
    • 110 x 10
    • 110 x 8
  • Parallel Pulldown
    • 105 x 6
    • 105 x 5
  • Cable Upright Row
    • 60 x 9
    • 60 x 7
  • Slant Board Sit-up
    • bw x 7
    • bw x 5