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185lbs 1x10, 1x9, 1x5
155lbs 1x10, 1x8
comment: Gym was busy, skipped incline and added extra sets to flat bench. Didn't do heavy today since I skipped my light day last week for upper body.
Lat Pull Downs:
Comment: Gym was busy, did this exercise on a different machine didn't record the weight used.
comment: Gym was busy, I did my arm exercises on the machines, the dumbells I needed weren't available. I just made sure to set the pins at a weight that felt difficult enough.
Chest feels better this week. I may skip my heavy chest exercise this week, I'll see how I feel on Thursday.
I'm feeling some discomfort on my right thigh. I think I'll take it easy for my leg exercises next week. I ended up skipping my second upper body day this week since I didn't feel recovered enough from Monday and I wanted to fully heal whatever was causing the discomfort on my left pec.
Dumbell Tricep Extensions
45lbs 1x5, 1x3
comment: my right arm gives out much faster than my left. Not sure why such an imbalance.
Lat Pull Downs
comment: used a different machine, I just stacked weight until it felt heavy enough
I'm stoked with today's workout!! I hit 220lbs for 3x3 and 205 for 2x5 successfully, I failed my last attempt 3 weeks ago. Last week I took it easy on my chest exercises, I was nursing a strain, all my muscles for upper body feel refreshed. This week I'll take it easy on lower body, I have an ache I feel when I squat. Also, I forgot to do my shrugs today, I'll just slap them on tomorrow since I probably won't squat this week.
Oh my god, I'm so stoked. 195lbs for 10 sets. In about a month, I'll be at 205lbs x10, I'm getting closer and closer to my old PRs. 225 x 9lbs was my personal best. I really don't know what I should do... try to set new prs, or just chill and maintain and focus on other stuff since when I start approaching my old PRs, the gains enter "diminishing returns" territory. Lifting weights 4x a week is actually quite time consuming, my sessions are getting longer and longer as the weight goes up + the commute time. I want to reach an ideal body composition and just maintain it with 2x a week or so, but that's not for a while.
I haven't updated for my last 2 workouts. I'm going to stop updating the log throughout my cut. I think I'll start it on Friday or Saturday and get appx 2.5 week cut instead of 2. Anyways, I just wanted to add that I'm still feeling muscle pain when I squat. I think I will heavily consider more frequent deloads on my next bulk as some other forum members have mentioned.
On my last chest day, I hit 225lbs 3x3 , 210lbs 1x5, 205lbs 2x2!!! My 1rm should be appx 245lbs, I'm about 30lbs from my previous PR. I'll put update pics after my cut.
Great progress dude! Looking forward to the progress pics.
For squatting, I'd say just make sure you don't injure yourself. After you make bank for a year after school, get yourself a lifting coach so you can really go at it (and in the meanwhile really got at it for bench, deadlift, everything else).
I did a workout yesterday to benchmark what my lifts will be when I resume my bulk starting this week. My strength hasn't suffered too much, I did 225x2 lbs, I might have gotten the third, but I didn't want to push it. Squats: I think I can still do 205lbs x5, I still feel some pain on my leg when I squat, I'll just rest it for 1 more week and focus deadlifts this week. I took some progress pics, but I don't notice too many differences aside from a bit of body fat gained, I gained a few too many extra pounds during the holidays. I'll keep doing progress pics every 2-3 months or so. I can see that it will take me probably the rest of the year til I get to where I want to be.
Start of week 9:
(not including the time for the 2 week cut)
Light Full Body:
I'm trying something different, I want to try 3 sessions/week instead of 4 with 3 full body days. I'm not sure that it will enough work to hit my goals. I lost about 4lbs and I feel just as strong as before my cut, I'm eating normal again, all the weights today felt super light. The only issue I'm having right now is that a muscle in my left thigh doesn't feel like it fully healed... that's kind of annoying, I won't be able to squat. I pushed through the minor discomfort today, but I'm thinking that I should not be squatting for another 2 weeks.. damn.. I didn't follow my own advice from my last post about skipping squats this week, hopefully it isn't too serious. I'll re-asses next Monday.
I messed up today, I had two cheeseburgers from McDonald's. I don't know why, but I completely forgot about the cheese. I'm just crossing my fingers that it doesn't cause a break out.
I had forgotten to update my training log yesterday... this reminds me of something embarrassing happened to me at the gym yesterday. I usually try to chat with the workers there, mostly girls. I was talking to the janitor, it's a woman probably early 30s, she's thicker than I would like, but I find her a bit cute. For some reason... while talking to her, I started to get a boner... I was thinking "uh oh.., hope she doesn't notice" when i felt it start to get out of hand, I just said "well, it was nice talking to you" and bailed asap. I didn't think it was that bad, but when I looked down, I saw a huge lump under my gym pants. I felt so embarrassed. Fuck. Luckily we were on the second floor and no one else was around to see.
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