Monday, 10 December
Got bad with logging there but all caught up now!
Up to 222lbs on the nose today, but that’s explained by some festive food and drink at my girlfriend’s work Christmas party on Saturday.
Tabata KB swings
Tabata dimel deadlifts
Main Giant Set
8x light and high KB swings
5x deadlifts @ 120/130/140/145/150 (PR)
12x standing crunches
Really happy with the deadlift PR. Last rep at 150 felt super tough and my grip was slipping even with straps, but watching it back it looked like RPELOL. First three reps were touch-and-go too which is nice.
Secondary Not-So-Giant Set
Went a little off-script here and worked up in front squats to a PR (esp. with clean grip) instead of the usual work.
I’m definitely carrying more midriff girth than is ideal, but that’s been the case for literally my entire life.
Since the start of September I’ve put somewhere in the region of 0.5-1" on my waist, but also 0.5" on my quads, 2" on the chest and 0.5" on my arms. The quads one is especially significant because I carry basically zero fat on my legs.
Going to kick off 2019 with Building the Monolith as a last mass gain before shedding some flubber. Will ride the gains train through to the mid-term break when I’ll have a holiday-and-deload week, then switch to leaning out for the next nine-week block of training.