6 weeks out, Day 1, bench press

We had our Thanksgiving dinner yesterday and I stopped logging food and drink items consumed at 4000+ calories and 500+ grams of carbs.  I probably ended up somewhere slightly north of 5000 calories for the day, most of them consumed after 5pm.  I did feel pretty awful with a +9lb bloat from my morning weight check.  Thanksgiving is no time to practice moderation but in hindsight, gorging myself that much probably wasn't the best idea. After weeks of eating between 2500-3000 calories and generally no more than 200 grams of carbs, yesterday's feasting sent my digestive system into emergency mode.

I have been fighting a minor cold for the past three days, probably a sign that my training volume and nutrition were not ideal so the caloric excess should help to right some of that.  I'll be mindful of my training volumes going fowards so as to avoid any more signs that I'm not recovering 100%.

To that end, I significantly limited my bench press work today and tried to place even more emphasis on the quality of each work rep.  Either because of being fully carbed up or because I got 8+ hours of sleep last night, my work sets with 295 were very fast.

Bench Press:  all reps paused, 135x5, 135x5, 225x5, 265x3, add wrist wraps, 295x3, 295x3, 295x3, 295x3

Weighted dips:  bwt x 10, 45x8, 45x8, 45x8


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