2018-07-24 training log

Carb restriction is working well. I’ve shed 3-4 pounds of scale weight, I can physically see and feel the difference (in the belly area, especially). This is all working according to plan. I’ll stick with it today and tomorrow, then back to normal.

So as for today’s performance, as expected. Again, it’s just a light 5’s week, tho a few things were increased such as the bent-over lat raises, pulldowns, etc.. All in all performance was up, so all good.

One aside that I’m focusing on? My posture. Work has me stressed heavily and I’ve noticed I’m emotionally down, and it’s been reflecting in my posture. I know this is bad not only for all the reasons, but also that it contributes to my shoulder/arm pain. So, really working on my posture, trying to work it in everywhere I can. For example, during the banded side-steps during warmup (and as part of my knee PT), I’m putting my arms behind me and really pushing out my chest, exaggerating good posture. It provides a good stretch too.

Speaking of – I did snap a band today. 🙂 I’ve been trying to find bands that will stand-up, but so far any bands I find, reviews are mixed in terms of durability. I’ll keep searching.

Anyways, all seems good.

5/3/1 (3rd cycle, anchor, 3/5/1, PR, Jokers, FSL; modified for knee rehab)

  • Bench Press
    • bar x 5
    • 105 x 5
    • 135 x 5
    • 160 x 3
    • 170 x 5
    • 200 x 5
    • 225 x 5
    • 170 x 5
    • 170 x 5
    • 170 x 5
  • Bent-over Lateral Raises (superset with bench warm-up sets)
    • 20e x 15
    • 20e x 15
    • 20e x 15
    • 20e x 10
  • Neutral-Grip Pulldowns (superset with bench work sets)
    • 145 x 12
    • 145 x 12
    • 145 x 12
  • Kroc Rows (superset with bench FSL sets)
    • 60 x 10e
    • 60 x 10e
    • 60 x 25e
  • Pushdowns
    • 100 x 20
    • 100 x 20
    • 100 x 20
  • Alternating Cross-Body Hammer Curls (superset with Pushdowns)
    • 35e x 10e
    • 35e x 10e
    • 35e x 10e
  • Bike
    • 10 minutes