65kgs 5x1, 75kgs 4x1, 90kgs 3x2, 105kgs 2x5
This went better than expected, was dreading the last couple of doubles, but found that although they were hard I still felt pretty good afterwards. I guess its cause the volume wasn’t real high, and that I had a full day off yesterday, avoided running where I’d usually at least go for a jog.
50kg 5x1, 60kg 4x1, 70kg 2x2, 80kg 3x5
I was finding this pretty easy and was pretty happy with myself, until I realised that I’d done 5 doubles on the 80kg instead of 5 triples. Was pretty annoyed with myself and was on a fairly strict timeframe so I decided to try push for one set of 5 on 80. I got this and found it not too bad, and am really happy with the form I had, although I do lose my set-up pretty badly when I take the bar out of the hooks. Am not really sure what to do about this? Any suggestions?
10x5 10 kg
These are no longer feeling like they are going to destroy me. In fact, I think that I’ll increase weight for a set next time I have to do them.
Was happy with this as well, felt pretty strong doing these, which is a bit odd, as normally I find them more difficult than I feel they should be.
60kg 3x2, 70kg 3x2, 75kg 2x4
Haven’t front squatted in quite a while, and tbh thought that this would be murder. It wasn’t though, although I did find it pretty tough to keep the bar high on the doubles.
5x5 70 kgs
Still looks weird to me in the mirror, still feel like I’m not doing them correctly, but would feel a bit silly lowering weight when I’m only doing 5 reps. Still, may have to as I feel like I’m wasting my time if the form isn’t right. Once again, I’m open to advice.
Have found on the whole that I have been immensely tired the last few days, slept for about twelve hours yesterday, and that seemed to do the trick. I have also been ridiculously hungry, so have been eating non-stop the last few days. Am craving carbs constantly at night, but so far have managed to have just a couple of cheat meals and am keeping the vast majority of my carb intake to the first half of my day and directly pre&post workout. Today my right shoulder has been aching a bit, which is a worry, but I’m hoping it’s just from sleeping badly on it (which is often the case) and not because the program is banging it up. I’m guessing its the former, as it actually felt ok during the bench today. Am hoping that the tiredness levels out soon, it’s ok at the moment when I have plenty of spare time, but will be a real problem when life gets properly busy in the next month or so. Anyway, will be back in two days to update again, so until then, this is it.