Ok so this Tuesday just gone I had an absolutely amazing workout after 3 days of complete rest.
But I think I’m paying for it now
The gym was closed on the Monday due to a bank holiday so it messed up my 4 day upper / Lower training schedule a bit.
So i ended up combining Monday and Tuesday’s workouts into a bit of a monster session to make up for missing Monday.
I never miss workouts so I was eager to get in the gym after 3 whole days off - and to my surprise I ended up smashing personal bests on both the deadlift and squat.
The session was as follows …
Deadlift - 190kg x 12 (touch n go) new PB
190kg x 9 (touch n go)
Incline bench press - 90kg x 7 85kg x 7 80kg x 8 75kg x 10
Squat - 100 kg x 8 (new PB) 100kg x 7 100kg x 6
Weighted chins - 20kg x 5 15kg x 5 15kg x 5 15kg x 4
Incline db press - 4 sets - pyramided up to the 42 kg Dumbbells for 5 reps - New PB
T bar rows - 4 sets reverse pyramid
Lat raises - 1 set of 25 reps
(I also took a pre workout drink prior to the workout and I’ve not touched them in years so needless to say I was absolutely off my tits lol )
For the last few months I’ve been using basic linear progressive overload on a 4 day upper lower split with the compound lifts in the 6 - 8 rep range and it’s been working nicely increasing the weight slightly each week…
Anyways I woke up Wednesday with some pretty bad DOMS and took the day off as I usually would on a Wednesday.
Then today (Thursday) would usually be upper body day with more shoulder focus …
So I went ahead as usual but had an absolutely terrible workout …
I was at least 2 reps down on pretty much everything and felt weak as fook.
Also my form is usually extremely solid but today it just felt sloppy like I was struggling to handle my usual weights.
I ended up just abandoning the workout and storming out in a huff
I think I must’ve really fried myself with that Tuesday workout
Infact I’m still feeling pretty sore and generally lethargic …
Just feeling pretty annoyed right now cos I feel like that bank holiday has screwed up my routine and derailed me
I was thinking I might just take tomorrow off and regroup over the weekend …
Then continue as normal from Monday onwards write this week off as a deload or something …
Haven’t deloaded for several months anyway so it’ll probably do me the world of good.
On a side note I maybe just suffering a bit of a come down from that epic pre workout drink lol
I haven’t touched those things for many years and combined with the fact I had been forced to take 3 days off … Maybe it was just a winning combination.