9 June 2018 - Bench
Paused Bench 185x5, 215x5, 240x8 (EASY MONEY BABY)
TnG Bench 5x10 185lbs (120 sec)
Close Grip Machine Rows 4x12 72.5lbs (45 sec)
OHP 95x10, 135x8, 155x4, 165x1
Lat Pulldown 3x10 140lbs (60 sec)
DB Bench 2x15 70lbs + 2x10 bicep curl 35lbs Superset
3x30sec side planks each side
2 or 3 sets of 15 leg raises
None today. i’m happy to take a break from work and walking everywhere lol
Today was fucking amazing. I don’t know what it was, but it was awesome. I think I could’ve gotten 10-11 reps (MAYBE 12) at 240 which was a huge surprise, because my diet has been pretty shit all week in terms of overall calories. My choices until today (Grandma’s 88th birthday party) have been pretty healthy on average, but my total caloric intake has definitely suffered because of work. I’m still adjusting to the whole working 40+ hours a week thing. 40 this week, and 54 next week. Gonna be working Sunday through Saturday so I don’t know how much training I’ll be able to get in. Gonna be starting my last bench hypertrophy cycle after I do my 1+ for squats on Monday night.
Like I said, today was excellent. A lot of volume, a lot of food, and a few drinks with the fam. I got some awesome pumps today–chest, back, shoulders, and bi/tri. I figured out how to correctly utilize the benches at work so today’s bench session benefitted from that.
Smacked some side planks to stay healthy. My back is gradually getting better and better every day as long as I keep doing planks every other day. The plan for this week, tentatively, is this:
Sunday: Work and rest
Monday: Work and squat (1+)
Tuesday: Work and rest
Wednesday: Work and bench (1+)
Thursday: Work and rest
Friday: Work and squat (5+)
Saturday: Work and rest
Sunday: Bench and rest (3+)
Kinda adopting a one on-one off split here. I’m really glad I’m past the phase where I needed to lift every day. 2 days off in a row is almost like a treat for me now, because I know I’m going to kill my next workout. It’s only a matter of time before I get my schedule sorted out and I’m able to start getting a few hours off between work and lifting. That should definitely help me. I’ll probably get bored tomorrow night and make a finalized post of what I’m going to be doing for dark horse–one thing that I know for sure is that I’m going to use OHP as an assistance exercise and not a main movement. I’m only interested in the big 3 at the moment.
My laptop is almost dead and I can’t seem to find the charger, so I’ll get to your guys’ logs if I can tonight. If not tonight, then tomorrow. I hope you’re all in the middle of a fantastic weekend–keep grinding boys!!
@losthog thank you as always for your encouraging words. In a world where nobody I’m close to takes weight lifting seriously, I’m very glad I have you around. Thanks man