Okay, today overall felt weird, and i wasn’t in the groove, but I decided to push through it anyway. At 7 AM, I was surprised how many fucking tools are still at this 24 hour fitness. I REALLY get annoyed by the curl jockey’s. Sure, I can ignore them, or use music, but I can’t stand music when I am listening, and I can’t tolerate “COME ON BRO YOU GOT IT JUST FIVE MORE” when they are CURLING 25 POUNDS!
Okay, the work set was so fucking weird, and that is when my day was just off. I was able to do 4x155x5 and one set to three with 155 last week, but today I just felt…slow! I was still surprised I had the strength to get sets six and seven after doing only TWO on my fifth… But I think it’s partly to blame on the 160 pounder, which last I checked is 97% of my 1RM! So maybe my 1RM is around the 175 mark now? I will have to check next week! I’m still proud of my work. I lifted hard.
Rows felt a bit weird too. I had to lean back a tad to get my full range of motion, but I still felt like I had to apply effort to finish off the sets. I think I will stick with this weight and go for 3x8 next week and see how I feel.
The 175 pound felt painful around the third rep onward with every set, so I decided I should shoot for 185 on my last set. I had a man spot me just in case (you can never be too careful!) and I felt like he was helping too much. It was just his fingers, but it did not feel very natural to me, it was too controlled to say the least. Getting out of the box still took considerable amount of effort, so next week I will TRY for a work set of 185. I may decided on doing 3x8 to really push my limits.
4x4 (Bodyweight + 10 lb weight)
Cannot believe how much ten pounds effects this workout. My triceps felt like they were about to just start screaming in agony when I was coming up on every fourth rep. I’m going to keep this up and hopefully reach 5x5 with ten pounds.
Decided to drop warm up sets with calf raises because they were already warmed up with the treadmill and bike, aswell as squats. I did do just three sets, but decided that I needed more volume with the calf raise to really get the benefits. I think I will push for 5 sets of 8 reps or even five sets of ten to really pound my calves. (Which is what I am going to start doing with squats aswell.)
Did a 3x8 with weighted situp circuit. On my third set at the fifth rep, my abs had this strange spasm, I can’t explain it. But I went for another rep and got the same feeling. It wasn’t unbearable, but it felt like I hurt them enough (the second set left me breathing steadily to say the least.) I think I will feel the pain in the morning.
Also, post workout shakes are disgusting! They taste like rotten bread, but oh well. I never was really good at handling my liquor.