Here’s a recap of my first day of week 2.
Food has been awesome and finally I’m not feeling hungry at all times anymore.
I love coming home from my workout at night and cook my dinner. In my diet, dinner is ground beef and potatoes, but Paul told me I could add whatever veggies I wanted.
I added a mix of boiled carrots, onion, zucchini, and peppers, along with some drops of low carb chili sauce and this is what happened. Man it’s delicious, filling, and there’s so much of different kinds of good stuff in it.
This was my training session:
- Flat bench press warm up, 2x6-8 keeping one rep in the tank
- Incline press, WU and then 350 method
- Lat pulldown wu, 2x10-12
- Smith machine rows wu, 2x6-8
- Db ohp wu, 2x6-8
- Lateral raises wu, 3x12-15 + partials at the end
I completely screwed up the first set of bench. Thought I could do a weight for 6 reps, and ended up getting barely 4. Got very angry.
The Incline press still feels kinda weird so I got filmed and here it is
Before I send the video to Paul I’d like you guys to take a look. One strange thing I noticed is that once I grip the bar tight, I immediately feel my right biceps veins swelling (even visibly) and I feel as if something is obstructing blood flow in that arm. This is the best way I can describe the feeling. It’s pretty uncomfortable but weird more than anything else.
Also, I totally feel the Incline press in my delts and triceps and almost nothing in my pecs. Annoying.
Here’s a video of me doing smith rows. While warming up I get a nice contraction in my back but as soon as the weight gets heavier I can’t feel it much anymore. I can’t think of anything more annoying than not being able to feel the burn and pump in the muscle I’m trying to target.
(Again sorry for the bg music but… Gotta love YouTube)
How’s it look?
Lastly, and I’ll tag @danteism directly here as we discussed this lately, I tried doing calves but this time I couldn’t go on for long because on each rep, as soon as I tried to squeeze the muscle intensely, they would cramp.
It’s not like your normal feeling when contracting a muscle, I knew that if I pushed just a tad more they’d actually cramp and the sensation was excruciatingly painful to deal with. Has this ever happened to you? I never had this issue with any other muscle but it had already happened with calves in the past.