One thing that i’ve always noticed about myself is that i recover easily from training my back but not from upper body pressing. On the same note, i hate pressing exercises but love back training. My favorite exercise is snatch grip barbell rows.
On that exercise i have the ability to literally train it everyday and no matter how hard i train it i’m ready to go again the next day while being stronger. This is what i did this week:
Wed- 5 sets of 3 with 335, then a double with 345, then a double with 350
Thurs-4 sets of 3 with 345, then a single with 355
Fri-5 sets of 3 with 355, then a single with 365
I’ve done rows for days at a time before this and every time i can add weight everyday. When it comes to pressing exercises however, recovery takes more than a week and i hate doing the lifts, while i love rowing.
I wondered why i can train rows so much and i thought maybe it’s because i like the exercise so much. For the same reason i love curls and can curl 3-4x a week and gain strength. I can do the same with hammer curls, pinwheel curls, reverse curls and nearly every pulling exercise and enjoy doing the movements. I hate pressing and find it hard to progress with those lifts. Anyone else find that recovery is directly related to the amount of love for an exercise?