This week has been kind of a craptastic week.
Some weeks it’s just like that.
I did shed another half pound however, which continues to surprise me. I think I’m seeing some benefits from my supplement combination…which might be a good separate post, come to think of it.
It was a low rep/high weight week.
I had a good, solid Chest and Biceps day. I didn’t hit any personal bests, but I’m seeing some things come much easier.
For example, I’ve struggled for almost a year with my Preacher curls, up until the past few heavy workouts. I could curl 95 lbs for a set of 4, but struggled to even get 100 lbs up to start. Part of it is the really crappy, non-ergonomic Preacher bench we have at my gym, but another part of it is also psychological, I’m sure.
Lately, however, I’ve figured out a way to leverage that weight up to a starting position and I’m now about to curl a clean single and a sloppy double. Sometimes this is what progress looks like. Little wins, over time, become big gains.
Work got in the way.
Work got in the way again.
Got in, finally, for a good leg day.
When I initially shifted over to the routine that I’m doing now, I incorporated a 25 rep warm up set for each exercise – including my leg exercises.
I would dread this for Hack squats and Reverse Hacks, both of which I do for my heavy modes. Those sets of 25 were worse than any of my heavy lifts.
The good news is, they’re coming much easier now and I’m actually kind of looking forward to the challenge.
I finished my Big Three with a good Back and Triceps session. I really want to be able to do unassisted pull ups again. I’m not there yet…I mean I’m still at 244 lbs, so that’s a thing, but if I could do a single, clean one at 220 lbs I would consider that a big win. Every session brings me a little closer.
I put in a 10 hour day at work. On a day that was supposed to be my half day.
This is not going to let up for awhile.
Put in another full day of work.
I stayed fairly honest this week and got all my water in. By the end of the week I was so demoralized by work affairs that I gave up on the tracking for the rest of the week.
I’m looking down a two week, very busy work week and kind of dreading it.