Rep PR in the Bench and had my first migraine

After 46+ years, I had my first migraine headache yesterday.  Luckily for me it wasn't nearly as severe as for some.  At first I thought I was having some kind of toxic eye cancer of the aids but I soon realized what I was seeing were visual auras.  It was kind of cool for about a minute and then got very irritating since I couldn't read anything with the words all blurry in a circle and all those flashing colours.  After it got irritating, I started to get a little dizzy and then really tired.  I finally just lay down on the bed and before I knew it I was asleep for 11 hours.  I never got any nausea and only a nuisance of a headache so I consider myself lucky that I only experienced fatigue and some visual issues.  Hopefully I have another 46 years before my next one.

Since I was supposed to workout yesterday but couldn't on account of sleeping off that migraine, I trained today.  Big difference in the gym on a Thursday compared to how the Wednesdays have been lately.  The gym was virtually empty.  Maybe everyone else had their migraines today.

Whether or not the extra rest helped I don't know but I did set a paused rep PR in the bench press and also improved on my total volume lifted.  I also tried a set of close grip bench presses but my shoulders didn't like that very much.  I'm just fortunate to be able to bench press without pain so I'm not too bummed I can't close grip bench press yet.  In any case, I can do bar dips without pain so I can hit the delts and tri's with a compound joint movement if I so desire.

Pull ups are slowly improving, more of the repetitions are starting to resemble actual pull-ups.  I finished up with some light high bar squats to stretch out the hips.  I also think I confirmed that I need to make a better effort to stretch out my psoas and rectus femoris.  Sit ups hurt my back in the same place affected by squats and my rectus femoris cramped something fierce after doing a few hanging leg raises as a test.

Bench Press:  135x10, 185x10, all reps paused from here, 225x5, 255x5, add wrist wraps, 275x6 rep PR, 275x5, 275x4, 275x4, 275x4, 275x4

Close grip bench press:  225x3

Pull-ups:  5, 5, 5, 5

High bar squats:  135x10, 225x10, 225x10

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