Sheiko Master of sport Prep #2 W1/D3 BW:202 CGBP
today was, without a doubt, the absolute most difficult workout I have ever done! the volume alone was enough to be formidable, but combining it with the fact that there were multiple deadlift mini-sessions surrounding a 23 set Bench marathon all with moderately heavy weights was the recipe for a truly epic, and testing session!
Axle Deficit deadlifts (4" box, conventional stance, no belt)
Close Grip Bench Press (long paused the last rep of every set, and all singles)
(23 sets total)
35x10x5 (felt easy, I'll be making 5 lb jumps ever session that calls for these until they start to feel hard)
600x6 (this set was only supposed to be a double but I decided to make it a max rep... Sorry Sheiko I couldn't help myself)
Leg Press (I was pretty trashed by these sets)
5 plates per side x5x6
BWx8x3 (all I needed after all those deads)
I left the gym absolutely spent. I frigging love it!!! I'll be doing some active recovery tomorrow to help get ready for Friday's session. Wanna thank my training partner Ben Seath for sticking around to push me through the end of the session, and I wanna thank his lady Ivy for bringing him a pizza to help him make it the whole time haha
observations about today's workout
1) the lighter weights don't feel as light on the way back down for the benches, 23 sub-maximal sets are much harder than 1 or 2 max weight attempts for me, but I like that I was constantly moving through out the workout.
2) The deads at the end felt like they were going to be impossible with how tired I felt going into them, but the top sets were actually very solid, I would have stopped on the way up to the top sets but I stuck it out and ended up hitting every set and then some!
3) I need to eat like crazy before hitting these sessions, I was really undernourished today and it definitely affected how I was feeling through the entire session.
All in all I was very happy with this session, and I can tell that I am going to be hurting tomorrow... but I feel like today, I earned the pain and I'll endure it proudly. My badge of honor, as proof that today's session mattered and I am going to be stronger as a result of it. Now to recover and attack Friday's session!