‘Sup T-Peeps! Seeing that my top dog Nate Dogg is MIA, on vacation, and he’s both my personal Drill Sargeant and Reporting Officer, I thought I’d drop today’s progress report of my fellow brothers and sisters in iron. I hit Chest and Biceps today, and I’m currently doing something with a little 5x5 flavor–basically, I go with a load that’s a 5RM for my first set, but if I can nail a 6th or only manage 4, I set to repeat that for the remaining sets. This is my second week into it, as I took about 4-5 days off following the ole liver biopsy. Prior to that was four weeks of similar training (strength) but was more like 4x4-6. Be forewarned: The current poundages may seem–hell, they are–paltry, pitiful and you may even feel like calling me a weak sausage and throwing me on the grill for the 4th…but they all are relative and represent progress to me…So here’s the deal: 1 Incline Bench Press 130x5-5-5-5-5 (up from 125); 2 EZ Bar Curls 75x4-4-4-4-4, 70x6 (70x5x5 last time); 3 Chest Dips w/ a Dime strapped on x 5-5-5-4-4 (last time was a Nickel x 5-5-5-5-5); Then some higher rep work: 4 Lying Cable Curls 55x12-7-8; 5 Pec Dec 95x12-10-10. Rest for heavy exercises range from 3 to 3.5 minutes and 2 minutes or less on higher rep sets. Like I said, these numbers all represent progress to me…right now Timbo’s feelin’ hella good, in and out of the gym. Another thing that I’m really liking right now is the fact that I’m having FUN! JB pointed this out in his training article, and I think it’s paramount…another thing that’s critical to me is Hard Work…the bottom line is to work hard, to give all that I can, on any given day, at each workout.
I apologize to any of the T-crowd who found this a waste of space or who questions this lil’ T-bro’s integrity and/or T-ness…For any of you who want to drop a Progress Bomb, click the reply button and let’s here wassup!
A couple quick questions/thoughts: Anybody know the name of that Ozzy Osborne rhyme that starts off with the Rat-Eater saying “Aye, aye, aye…”? I just love that one…And I was also wondering what other’s thoughts were on alternating training sessions (weeks) of varying intensities? I guess it would be something similar to good ole TC’s Oscillating Wave…but something along the lines of doing 5x5 one week and then the following week, doing something a little more bodybuilding-friendly, with appropriate rest intervals, set and reps schemes and volume. Thanks for any input, guys.