This is the way. Also no mayo based sauces for me but I understand that’s not everyone’s rule.
Yeah, my wife loves the spicy mayo sauce they put on some of them but I just love regular sushi too much to waste any stomach space on that stuff, haha.
I like your way of making leg day - a true leg day! I did that myself earlier this week, and it felt good. Yes, the 6th microset is indeed a sensation to be felt. Keep going!
Week 3, Day 4, Tier 3: Muscle Rounds
All exercises for 6 sets of 4 reps (except lateral raises), rest-pause style with 5 deep breaths between sets
Hammer strength plate loaded high to low row
3 plates per side 6x4
Close grip cable row
“13” 4x4, “11” 2x4
Wide grip weighted pullups
Incline DB Bench
75s 4x4, 70s 2x4
Cybex Chest Press
Freemotion Shoulder Press (back not on pad)
Rear delt flys
Machine lateral raise
Diamond Pushups, 5 second eccentrics
Stretches were all at the last rep of the last exercise of each muscle group.
So for back, after the last rope pullover rep I held on and let the weight pull on my lats as I resisted at like 99% extension. For chest, I held the weight stack just above touching with my chest stretched after the last rep. For delts, the lateral raise machine is standing so I just stood forward and let it pull my hands together behind me, stretching my shoulders. Only triceps were different, getting up and using a tricep rope set to a heavy cable stack and letting it pull them behind my head.
Week 4, Day 1, Turbo Tier 2, Load & Pump Sets
SSB Squats, usual slow negatives and ass to grass with heels elevated
Leg Extensions, slow negatives
Single leg ham curls, slow negatives
70 1x12 each leg
Giant Set of:
Standing Calf Raises 100 3x12
Seated Calf Raises 90 3x12
Tibialis Raises 70 3x15
^ this was in lieu of the 4 loading sets for calves, as I was running short on time.
TRIPLE REST PAUSE
125x12, 7, 4
PUMP SETS (SUPERSETS)
Cable high-to-low crossovers
42.5# each handle 2x25
Lat Pulldowns, shoulder width grip
Lateral Raise Machine, super slow
Ab crunch machine
EZ bar curls
Regular leg stretches, holding the stretched position of the last rep of crossovers for chest, pulldowns for back, and the lateral raise machine for shoulders (let the handles pull my arms to touch behind me as I step forward).
Everything is coming together for nursing school. Have to have a third party company confirm all my vaccinations, so I got my old form from the ‘90s faxed over, and then had to get a blood test to show immunity for varicella (chicken pox, I still have very strong immunity) and that I’m tuberculosis free. Then had a physical, and have to just take a slightly more in depth CPR course for healthcare providers. Did the online portion today, have my in person testing Saturday. Will be doing clinicals in hospitals by mid January.
Otherwise, still rocking a high A in A&P II, which is noticeably more difficult than it’s predecessor. Very glad I took it by itself and not with the 5 nursing classes I’ll be taking next semester.
Do you have a specific direction you want to go with nursing, like pediatrics, surgical, cardiac, etc.?
The end goal is to be a nurse practitioner, but time will tell how long I work as an RN before that happens, and I think I’m cool with really anywhere, surgical especially - but the real question for me is whether or not I could handle pediatrics. I might have been able to before I had kids, but I just don’t know now.
Week 4, Day 2, Turbo Tier 2, Load & Pump Sets
Dual Arm Hammer Strength Row
Chest Supported Row, wide grip, mid-back
Seated BB Shoulder Press
Lunges with 30# DBs
30 each leg
Zig zagged between the rows and the incline bench - everything else was straight sets. Can’t really do full zig zagging all the time when equipment’s being taken up, plus I risk losing what I’m sitting on when I walk away.
My best buddy’s mom just became a psychiatric N.P. and loves it. Salary’s pretty good too, I think. It’s definitely an area I’d consider doing if I wanted to go into the nursing field, which has been considered.
I don’t know if I could stomach surgical stuff, haha. Maybe, who knows.
Haha, it’s the surgical stuff that fascinates me. Not at all squeamish. The psychological stuff - that’s a different kind of stress that you take home with you to your family.
By the time they’re all prepped and ready it’s just a bunch of blue tarps with a small opening/part exposed. At least for mine anyways. I’m sure a cesarean section or lung transplant is different. They left me awake without sedation up until it was time to get into the artery on my last stent, mainly because me and the nurse are pretty much neighborhood neibors and were talking about fishing.
I’d 100% go surgical too, next on the list would be some specialty acute care. On the never, ever, side of things would be psych and family medicine.
Exactly. The human body is fascinating. Dealing with trauma victims, abused babies, or children with bone cancer? I’m so thankful that there are people who do that, I just don’t know if I can - or, I should say, I don’t know if I could objectively treat them without bringing my own emotions into the mix.
Week 4, Day 3, Turbo Tier 2, Muscle Rounds
500 5x4, 460 1x4
Freemotion Step-Ups (a machine where you hold cables by your side and step up on a platform)
60# each handle, 6x4 each leg (4 on one leg, 4 on another, no rest just alternating sets on legs)
Donkey Calf Raise
Cybex Lat Pulldown
Seated BB OHP
40’s 6x4, same as step ups - 4 one arm, 4 the other, back and forth with no rest
Did my stretches, nothing special, just a deep stretch after every bodypart.
Week 4, Day 4, Turbo Tier 2, Muscle Rounds
Cybex Dual Arm Row
Decline Cable Press
Seated Leg Curl
Seated Calf Raise
Nautilus Ab Crunch
Ate an absolute buttload of salmon tonight.
Salmon is the food I can eat the most of. There’s something about it that makes it easy to eat by the pound.
Yup. A little bit of baked asparagus, and a salad with chopped orange peppers and cucumbers, and probably 1.5 pounds of salmon, and I honestly didn’t feel stuffed. I have another couple pieces that I’m gonna cook for tonight.
Did an hour bike ride today, great sweat. Traps and mid back are absolutely smoked from deads yesterday - it’s been too long since I did them.