So another week of training went by. Today I was particularly hungry for apparently no reason. Training went pretty good, today was arms & legs. Lots of volume on biceps and triceps and a good pump.
I’ve been thinking about something for a while.
So while always focused on the fact that I’m not as big as I want to be, and that I have a very long way to go before deserving to call myself muscular, I should probably pay attention to how WEAK I am.
So like I mentioned other times, the most I had worked up to on the squat was 127 kg for a double, but I’m A LOT lower than that number currently. I had never trained the bench press with a barbell and I only started doing that two weeks ago, and the most I’ve been able to do was 72 kg for 6 or 7 reps. My fricking bodyweight.
Deadlift I have never really trained it much, but I’m currently doing Rack pulls and this week I did 8 reps with 117 kg IIRC. Ridiculous, although I could have done more but my grip + pain from calluses in the hands held me back.
So bottom line is, I feel like I need to get stronger. Much stronger. I can’t even believe how weak I am after almost three years of training. I was considering doing 5/3/1 after I finish training with Paul Carter but I’m not sure that is for me. It’s a program you have to stick to for months and months for it to work and I’ve never done the same program for more than 12 weeks really. And I am a bit afraid of calculating my 1RM’s.
Also funnily enough, while I know that I should work on my strength for a while, at the same time I am afraid that those months will be “wasted” if I don’t do hypertrophy specific work. Although I know this is bullshit.
So I’m in a bit of a tricky situation. Of course I don’t have to worry about that for the time being, but this is something I’ll have to face and plan for in a couple of months.