10th of August, and its back day. I regard back day as my 'worst' day because i really do push myself harder on deadlifts than any other exercise, so it really does tire me out. So, here goes:
Deadlifts: worked my way up to 180kg, which was reasonably simple for a single rep. Hit 190kg x1 after, again, pretty straight forward (this is my matching PR). Went for 192.5kg which i got up until my quads, but didnt have it in me to fully straighten my back without possibly hurting myself. Tried it again, to which this time i couldnt get it off the floor haha. 160kg x 3 reps for 3 sets followed, reasonably easy but was starting to see some lower back pain during the latter sets.
Pull ups: 3 x failure, got 8 full reps, and around 5-7 partials following. Pretty strenuous and taxing in my eyes.
Chin up - 2 x failure, with partials again. pretty much the same numbers as my pull ups.
DB Row: Pretty strict form, straight back working on getting the weight up without using much momentum. 70lbs x 10 reps, 80lbs x 10 reps, and 90lbs x 10 reps. 90lbs was considerably heavier than the rest and felt harder than usual due to the heavy deadlifts and pulls/chins to failure. Usually do 100-105lbs.
Lat Pull Down: I changed my lat pulldown mechanism alittle as after inspection i noticed that the form wasnt 100%, due to the bar being slight more forward and raised on my right hand side compared to my left. Not sure what the problem is here, but i assume it has something to do with my right shoulder and its hyper-flexion. Decided to instead do single arm lat pull downs, and felt like this is the best decision i have ever made, felt much more comfortable and felt a real contraction at the bottom. 3 sets of 10 reps on 60lbs.
Seated double rows, on the machine: 20kg a side 3 x 10
Straight arm lat pull downs (w/ rope): 70lbs x 12, followed by 2 sets of 60lbs for 12 reps each. Felt a nice contraction on the 60lbs, but the 70lbs didn't feel too comfortable at the higher weights which lead to the bending of the elbows in the last few sets. My Lats were destroyed by this point! (more on my lats at the end)
Good session overall, got what i needed, nice tight feeling in my back at the end of the session. Ate correctly in the morning, got the regular protein in through eggs and alittle bit of meat. Chest feeling sore, but nothing like the feeling on my legs, which to be truthful didnt feel too nice.
Basically, as i said, i would include more on my lats at the end. I am currently going through a 'mid-life crisis' as i cannot tense my lats lol. They just wont. I dont know how to, to be fair. In relation to this, may you all wish to call my LatsBrah from now on. Thank you.