Saturday, September 19 - Bench assistance day
I went to bed early last night and slept well, but I have to work today so if I want to train I have to get up early. If I hadn’t already set things up so that next week is a deload I probably would have slept a couple more hours and skipped training.
340x3, 3 - Could probably grind out another rep on both sets. Not terrible, but I would have wanted 4 or 5.
205x8, 7 - I still added another 10lbs as originally planned, the advantage is that I can’t quite tell how bad this is.
30’s x13, 9
W shoulder rotation
super mini x3 sets
So this didn’t suck as bad as yesterday, although it was still below expectations. I find that deadlift is the lift most affected by fatigue, and pressing is the least affected.
Looking at deloading vs. having easy sessions here and there, seems like both have their pros and cons. Today and yesterday were two days where I would have otherwise turned it into an easy session, but right now that would mean a week and a half deload. A week seems like more than enough as it is anyway. Maybe the solution is to deload less often (like every 8 weeks or something like that) combined with easy session here and there?
The issue right now isn’t fatigue from training, rather not getting enough sleep for the last 2 weeks and it suddenly catching up with me in the last couple of days. I was falling asleep in the afternoon yesterday so I drank an energy drink but it had zero effect, not exactly a good sign.