Today was first day of my challenge. At first i thought that it will be wayyyy too easy. Come on, 50% of 90% for assistance work? Of course, i was wrong.
First was military press. I was used to do it seated, so now my legs were shaking on the last set, and pressing itself was way harder than seated.
Then 5x10 bench press with weight that i used to warm up with. At first it’s easy, but then burn is unbelievable, i even failed to get last rep of last set.
Earlier i did heavy weights with low reps using nearly maximal intensity, so i think that changing to low weight and high volume is what made me struggle.
Chin ups - couldn’t even do 5x10 so switched to lat pulldowns (which i hate). Curls, tricep extensions was much harder than expected too, had to use weight that is a lot smaller than usual. I finished workout in 30 minutes, had awesome pump, but didn’t feel tired at all (i was used to feel tired as fuck after my heavy days). I think muscles worked more than cns, so that should lead to some good hypertrophy, but not sure about strength gains.
Let me know if it’s unusual to experience what i experienced at my first day of this routine.