Week 1, Day 1
2-Count Pause Bench Press (180 x 4 x 1), RPE 6
2-Count Pause Bench Press (165 x 4 x 3), 92% of Set 1
Tricep Pushdowns (52.5 x 15 x 3), RPE 8
DB Curls (30 x 11 x 3), RPE 8
DB Lateral Raises (20 x 12 x 3), RPE 8
- First session of 2022 is in the books!
I probably could have gone heavier here, but given what I’ve mentioned previously about thinking that I tend to overshoot RPE at later points of the training cycle, I decided to stop at 180.
Great control and solid pause on these.
I need to keep working on making sure the bar doesn’t drift too far forward so I don’t get jammed at the bottom and make what should be a relatively straight-forward lift need some finagling
Focusing on quality here. I didn’t hit the top of the rep ranges set by my coach, but I will grow into those over the coming weeks and then bump up weight.
Crazy pump and felt huge after I finished the lift even though I didn’t feel like I did anything all that out of the ordinary compared to usual.
Also, first physique update of the year. I’ve definitely put on some mass since the start of the bulk, but am starting to lose some definition, which is of course normal. I started this bulk at around 175 and am now up to 191. 2022 NPC dates are starting to come out and it looks like late June / early-mid July is what I’m gunning for. Again, no real expectations as far as placement, but using this mainly to drive positive behaviors, motivation, and mindset.