I hit some decent numbers on my bench and accessory day before the last update and now but the workouts were rushed due to life and I don?t feel the need to update them. It was nothing special.
Today was a special day for legs. I switched up my routine so that I could hit legs with Ryan Robison at Golds Venice and we also had Bradley Martyn of BMFIT join us. All three of us were at the NPC Los Angeles bodybuilding championships. We hit firehouse in between the morning and evening show and thats when we hit legs.
I was feeling strong and hit a 3 rep PR.
*I initially set out to do 545×1 just to continue to increase my numbers but it felt too good. I think that I had another 1-2 in me as well. I don?t hit failure with powerlifting until I?m closer to the meet. Right now I?m right where I want to be. We then messed around with front squats but I was gassed so we moved to leg press.
*I didn?t push it here. I could?ve gone heavier or hit more volume but I was satisfied with my squats.
We hit lunges after this in the back of Gold?s with some 45lb dumbbells. We did them until we felt satisfied we had done enough.
We finished with some hamstring work. No numbers or PR?s just went by feel and tossed some blood in there.
The following day I did some more surfing at Zuma Beach by malibu for my cardio. I?m starting to like this and my shoulders are feeling better and stronger. I know a lot of people have advised against swimming for fat loss or for cardio as a powerlifter and I generally agree. I?ll tell you?surfing is not swimming. The angle I paddle is different and the waves kick my ass. I?m only out there (with breaks) for about 2 hours tops and I grub down after. So far I don?t think it will negatively affect bodybuilding or powerlifting?if anything it will help it. Time will tell.
*NOTE: I?m a bit pissed. I felt like doing some sprints in the sand at the beach and slightly pulled a hamstring. It was a dumb move. It?s not an injury but I may need to take it a little easy this week before jumping into PR numbers again.