First session back after the meet

After a 15 day break comprised of a trip to Las Vegas for business and a vacation with Vivian and a week spent recovering from jet lag and Las Vegas, it was finally time to get back into the gym.

Since I need to get stronger if I'm going to ever be competitive for a top podium spot in my age group, my goals for the next year or so will center around losing more weight and trying to see if I can gain some muscle to support next levels of strength.

I'm not completely sure how I will be organizing my training but for now I'm going to do a push/pull split while I develop a tolerance for training mainly for hypertrophy.  I've been training for strength for so long, I'm not at all conditioned to handle the pain required to build muscle.  After about 4 weeks, I should be acclimated enough to think about the next stage of training.

Squats:  135x10, 225x5, low bar, add belt, 315x5, add wrist wraps, 365x5

Bench Press:  all reps paused, 135x10, 185x5, 225x5, 245x5, 255x4

Split squats:  bwtx10, 10

Leg extensions:  120x10, 120x8

DB flyes:  40x10, 52.5x10, 60x10

DB front raise:  30x8, 30x7

Rope Pushdowns:  150x8, 150x6


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