2018-03-09 training log

The power in the gym might go out, but the iron keeps working.

Power went out early into the session, because the office/building/industrial park where the gym is is still under construction, so power goes out now and again so they can do electrical work. Annoying, but it doesn’t really stop us. Kinda fun to lift in the dark. There’s a sort of peace, and the lower lights were actually refreshing – when the power came back on, I realized how harsh the lighting was, at least by comparison. I don’t think I want no-lights in general, but it was kinda nice for a bit.

Anyway…

Hex bars are killing me. I want to hate them so much, and I really do hate it when I’m in process of doing them. But I know they’re quite good for me. I expect over time they will really pay off for me.

Good mornings actually went went (you could say I had a good morning… har har). Really focused on keeping my knees slightly bent and not changing that. Strong focus on pushing the hips back and pushing them back through — no back, all hips. If I don’t end up feeling like I’m going all the way down, that’s fine so long as I keep the desired form of the back, lower back, knees, etc, the push, and really get the work in the hamstrings.

Everything else is what it was. I am happy I dropped the weight on the curls; better to get that volume long term, since this isn’t about the weight itself.

Striving to go 2 minutes between sets (tho I went 3 on the hex-bars, and about 1:30 on calf work). 3/fail.

Looking forward to next week, when I can go 2/fail!

RP Physique, Mesocycle 1.1, week 2

  • Hex-Bar Deadlift
    • bar x 10
    • 135 x 10
    • 225 x 5
    • 285 x 8
    • 285 x 8
    • 285 x 8
    • 285 x 8
  • Low-Bar Good Morning
    • bar x 10
    • 120 x 10
    • 120 x 10
    • 120 x 10
    • 120 x 10
  • Leg Press
    • 135 x 10
    • 245 x 5
    • 360 x 10
    • 360 x 10
    • 360 x 10
    • 360 x 10
  • Calves on Leg Press
    • 125 x 10
    • 125 x 10
    • 125 x 10
    • 125 x 10
    • 125 x 10
    • 125 x 10
    • 125 x 10
  • Barbell Curl
    • bar x 10
    • 65 x 5
    • 80 x 8
    • 80 x 8
    • 80 x 8
    • 80 x 7
  • Barbell Shrug
    • 185 x 10
    • 270 x 10
    • 270 x 10
    • 270 x 10
    • 270 x 8

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