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#1242

Daily log:

Weight:
86.3kgs/192lbs

Still just a tad of sickness, nothing major. Definitely felt it during my workout though. Recovering from sets was a lot harder than usually.

Training:
Legs:

1 Front squat (30)
4x6x97.5
RP (15 breaths) 6+3+2x97.5kgs
2 Good morning with pause on pins
20,15,12,10x127.5kgs (40)
3 Sumo leg press with pause
3x20x150kgs (50)
4a Adductor machine
3xFx65kgs
4b Standing crunch on lat pulldown
3xFx65kgs
Physio stuff and twists

Notes:

Squats were surprisingly heavy. Not doing heavy squatiing for 16 days /really like 5 weeks though) may have played a part, but having a bit of sickness left definitely didn’t help. However, I completed the reps and my from was arguably better than last time. I’m interested to see what happens as my back squats surpass my fronts in terms of weight.

This is the only leg session where I’m not solely thinking in terms of tension in my 16 day blocks, but rather doing movements as movements while maintaining good form.

The good mornings felt great. I could feel my glutes working to a much greater degree than last time, which is probably why I got 20 reps with more weight than two weeks ago. The physio stuff seems to be working. Now I suspect that my glutes have yet to achieve such high level of intra-training recovery the rest of my body has as they have received very little attention in the past due to not activating properly. In short; my reps dropped massively compared to usual.

On leg press I stayed at the same weight as I failed to reach the reap goal last time. Got there and a bit over so next time I’ll be adding load.

And that’s that.


#1243

Daily log: Yesterday and today in a nutshell

Weight:
85.6kgs yesterday, 86kgs today

I’m going to tinker around just a bit with my nutrition and things I do outside the gym. (Gonna try adding some conditioning work and doing the physio stuff and twists after that to cut down on gym time)

Training:
Yesterday I had the worst session of the year. Really I only got in two quality sets of curls. I don’t know if it was the extreme heat (extreme meaning it was +30℃, I’d do just fine if we never went over +10℃) or what but could not get into it. I even tried using very light weights but I just had zero energy and could not flex the muscles.

Odd.
Still got some work in for every bodypart I was supposed to train, but it was pretty much just light weight isolation stuff with no intention.

Hopefully tomorrow goes better, I’m going to train as early as possible to avoid the heat (hope to make that into a habit as it would make my plans for nutrition actually manageable)

Yeah, that’s all folks.


#1244

Being Aussie this made me laugh :joy: I’d call that a nice sunny day


#1245

I actually think that could work


#1246

Man I’m dying over here. Sauna I can manage, but this constant heat is awful

I think it has worked for me, of course to a small degree given that I’ve only been at it for a few years. Point being, I’ve always managed to have a leaner physique with a higher weight from mass season to mass season. Now I’m adding in short-term calorie cycling to see what will happen if in addition to mini-cuts and longer cuts we have single days where we are in a deficit during our gaining phase.

I love tinkering with stuff like this.


#1247

Damn

It’s thinking outside of the box. Nothing bad can really happen from trying new things, you learn alot.


#1248

Yeah, I mean, the worst thing that could happen is that nothing happens, (given that you’re not doing something really stupid) but there is always a possibility of coming across something amazing.


#1249

Daily log: Yesterday edition (once again)

Weight:
86kgs/191lbs

Training:
AM:
Chest/Back/Delts/Small muscles

1a Low incline bench (40)
4x8x90kgs
RP: 9+4+4x90kgs
1b Pendlay row (40)
4x8x97.5kgs
8+3+3x97.5kgs
2a DB Bench w/feet up (40)
2x10,11,12x35kgs
2b BTN Pulldown (50)
2x15x80kgs
2x12x90kgs
Chest and back stretches
EDT: 10minutes
Head supported rear laterals
8x20x15kgs
Lying cable upright rows
8x12x70kgs
Shoulder stretch
3a Smith machine calf raise
4x12x90kgs
3b 3-Way wrist curl
4xFx70kgs
Calf and forearm stretches
4a Neck curl+extension
2x15x10kgs
4b External rotator pull
2x15x13.5kgs

PM:
Conditioning:
Sandbag sprints
30s Sprinting
30s Rest
10 Rounds

Notes:
All is going well, sickness has gone past.

Got this idea of doing a gym session, having a huge whey shake with some rice cakes and a banana straight after and then a bit over an hour from that doing a conditioning session after which I’ll eat an actual meal. Two days in and it feels pretty good.

On lat pulldowns I misloaded the weight, but I don’t care. A set taken to failure or close is almost always a productive set.

I’ll try to get today’s log out a bit later as well to catch up.


#1250

Daily log:

Weight:
86.5kgs/192lbs

Training:
AM:
Lower body

1a Quad squat
4x8x85kgs
RP 8+4+3x85kgs (40)
1b Leg curl
4x12xStack+10kgs
RP 12+5+5xStack+10kgs
2 Hip thrust
4x10x107.5kgs (40)
3 Heel elevated leg press
3x45x145kgs (75)
Quad and Ham stretches
4a Back extension
3xF
4b Crunch
3xF

PM:
Conditioning
Hill sprints;
As fast as possible up., walk down, repeat.
10 rounds

Notes:
I’ll probably hover around this weight for squats for one more session, I feel I used a bit too much lower back and glutes today

Also, I’m running out of ways to add weight to my leg curl stack.

And that’s that, I’m feeling good with my new nutritional approach, for me it’s a really easy and comfortable approach. I can lay it out at some point in time


#1251

Daily log:

Weight:
86.2kgs/191.5lbs

Training:
AM:
Arms/Delts/Small muscles
1a Feet up CGB (40)
4x8x87.5kgs
RP:9+4+4x87.5kgs
1b Hammer curl (50)
4x15x17.5kgs
RP 20+10+10x17.5kgs
2a Kneeling cable extension
2x15,13,12x55kgs
2b Incline DB Curl
14,3x13x15kgs
Bicep stretch
EDT (10minutes)
Arnold press
8x12x22.5kgs
Lateral raise
8x20x12.5kgs
End of EDT, Delt&Tricep stretches
3a Seated calf raise
4x15x80kgs
3b 3-way wrist curl
4xFx80kgs
Forearm and calf stretches
Sides of neck
3x15x5kgs/side

PM:
Conditioning:
Sandbag bag sprints
40s Sprint
20s Rest
8 rounds
Side twists and physio stuff

Notes:
Used mostly the same weights as last times because I was sick when I last worked arms (and I used lowered volume I’m that session)

I could feel some unwanted pain in my shoulder/rotator cuff so I’m laying off the external rotations for a while to see if it gets better

Also I got a nasty good pump today, always feels good.


#1252

Daily log

Weight:
86.2/191.5lbs

Training:
Rest day:
Stretching, side twists, physio stuff

Today was also a testing day for my mother, in the past month she got eight sessions in and I was there for one session so it wasn’t the best month in terms of training.

Last time > This time:
DB OHP 11x10kgs > BB OHP 8x22.5kgs
Deadlift 6x75kgs > 6x80kgs
CGB 8x35kgs > 4x37.5kgs
Box squat 21x50kgs > 12x57.5kgs
20kg Kettlebell swing for time 1:44 > 3:04

In my eyes, there is some progress; on Deadlift it was great progress but on everything else as well. We have to remember that just because she squatted 21x50kgs last time does not mean she could’ve squatted 12x57.5. Don’t be fooled by the swings though, last time she tanked way early. The month before that she got like 2:34. But yeah, not the best month.