– Wednesday 29th April –
I’m hovering around 81kg-83kg, which is great. Fucking serious DOMs from yesterday and Monday, which is also great, since I never usually get DOMs, at all . I was thinking about pushing Shoulders day back/moving it/whatever, since I also had serious shoulder DOMs - I’m like the worst recoverer ever right now - and I didn’t want the workout to suffer.
I went ahead, and it didn’t really suffer, well, okay, my grip is still fucked, so it suffered because of that. Back day not only killed my grip, it also ripped off my callouses, which is kind of shit.
(6, 6, 5, 4, 4) (70kg)
This can’t be right. My BB row is the same as my bench, is the same as my overhead press. Wtf?
Fuck me, my back and grip just wouldn’t let me do these at all. I loaded up only about 120kg. Deadlifted it up into shrug position, wait, no, grip is gone. Okay, I’ll try mixed. Get into position again, maybe 1 or 2 shrugs. No, that definitely isn’t happening. Fuck this though, I’m not pussying out. Get into position again; okay, I’m pussying out, my hands are all slippery, wtf? I can only assumed it’s because the fucking callous on my left hand has ripped off and is all bleeding/puss? Seriously, what the hell is this stuff?
I took 5kgs off each side, deadlifted it into position a couple times. Nope. I’m not dropping to 100kg, that’s what I was doing the other week! So fuck it, I’ll try a smith. My back is killing me now, I had pretty nice lower back DOMs from yesterday.
I set up the smith, but that just isn’t happening either, at all. My hands are slippery as fuck and I can’t hold onto this bar for the life of me. So I had to do some other exercises instead.
Going to think about re-arranging my workout schedule, so that my shoulder day doesn’t suffer from back day. Maybe do 6 days a week or something.
2 x 8 (45kg)
7 and a half - 8 (50kg)
// wasn’t really happy with the heigh I pulled up to on the last rep of that set (3rd)
6 + 5 seconds rest + 2 (50kg)
This is a machine-thing. Really don’t like the way this feels; I thought it’d be similar to dumbell shoulder pressing, but it doesn’t feel like that at all, it’s just weird. I’ll keep doing it though.
3 x 8 (80kg)
7 + 5 seconds + 1 (80kg)
with DBs; people do them with BBs? not sure, just wanted to make it clear for my own notes though
7 (14kg) // broke from these a bit early, as the reps were going low and didn’t want to compromise the last set
8 (14kg) // yeah, 8, I know, looks fucked up
Won’t be going to the gym tomorrow, I’m sort of glad though - although more pissed than glad - since it’s a co-workers birthday and we’re going out to lunch, I can’t really miss that. I’m going to be hungry as fuck too. Anyway, I’ll get a bit of a rest so I can really pummel the legs hard, but it means I’ll have to do one of two things:
- Skip arms day
- Do arms after work on friday (crazily busy, I mean, super super busy you can barely breathe and walk around busy)
- Do arms on saturday
I think I’m going to go with the saturday option, haven’t decided yet though. Maybe even legs on saturday, so I can take my time to really kill them.