1st week, Post-meet, bench press

It was back to the routine today.  AM workout and then starting the repeating cycle of laundry and food prep.  I still have more bodyfat to cut before I can start training at a caloric surplus so I'll probably be on calorie restriction for another 8 weeks or so.  After I get down to my target of 215 or so, I'm going to try to maintain between 215-220 for another 4 weeks before slowly building back up to an "end of day, fully food and drink bloated" 230-233.  Assuming I can get there with more muscle than I currently carry in that same state and weight, I should be stronger.   We'll see.  That's at least 6 months away and right about when I'll probably be competing again.  If, and that's a big "if", I don't make multiple rookie mistakes again, maybe I'll get those PR's I should've gotten last weekend.

It wasn't hard to get out of bed this morning but it was hard to lift weights.  I'm still pretty sore from this weekend's meet and my body was completely non-responsive.  I got in some work with weights that were a joke just a week ago but I know that will pass once the shock from the meet adrenalin wears off.  My joints aren't too sore so everything should snap back pretty quickly.  I did eat all the carbs yesterday so it felt like my muscles pumped up like crazy this morning.

Bench Press:  all reps paused, 135x5, 135x5, 225x5, 255x5, add wrist wraps, 275x4, 275x4, 275x3, 275x3

Parallel grip chins:  5, 5, 5

Rear delt raises:  45x8, 45x8. 45x8

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