18/01/17 5/3/1 for hardgainers W1D2
Squat (TM-80) superset with neutral grip chins::
20x8, 40x5, 50x5, 60x5, 70x5, 50x20
Two chins between each set for a total of 12.
The gym was really busy so I had my friend and another guy working in with me and I forgot to do my plus set. I'm a bit annoyed because 70 felt good and fast but at least I had more energy for the 20 rep set. The 20 reps were good and bad; my quads and breathing actually felt okay which usually hold me back but my right calf and the right side of my back were aching like crazy which could be some kind of imbalance.
I think I need to get some squat shoes or at least something more sturdy because I feel really unstable at the bottom. I currently do everything in new balance trainers, they don't have much of a sole to compress but there's very little support.
Dumbell overhead press (50 reps):
10s x10, 10, 10, 10, 10
Very hard, basically rest pause for the last two sets.
Crunch machine (100 reps):
10 x20, 20, 20, 20, 20
Lat pull down (50 reps with chins):
50x 10, 10, 9, 6
Only got 47 total because I failed on the last two sets. I was working in with someone again so there was only like 30s rest and I was just spent by this point.
I think I went a bit hard on the assistance today but at least I know I aren't slacking off. It feels nice to have done a lot of hard work. I had a great pump in my legs, shoulders, back and forearms. I did a lot of my work last night so I've got the rest of the day off now to relax and drink milk.
I can feel a little bit of forearm pain now and again which is probably from the increased frequency pushing and pulling so I'll keep and eye on that. Diet is going good so far too.