Bad days happens to all of us. Just forget it and move on. That's the beautiful thing about lifting....there's always next time.
Wherein the hobbit posts a pic update...
Off Roadster -- I may even lift in the early morning. *gasp* That almost never happens but I really want it so I'll move mountains to get to where I want to be.
Big Daddy -- I hope so.
Not a good session.
95 x3* -- FAIL
* spotted set
I won't count the first two reps of the last set where my spotter lifted the weight up for me. Kind of ran out of gas quickly.
I have to figure out what's not working here. Could be the warmup schema or that my shoulders really suck, or that I'm just lacking in strength. Isaac says I should try doing 20 pushups before attempting bench. What I might end up doing is pushups on a daily basis, and subbing in db presses at some point. I'll give this another whirl next week and see what happens next.
I can do 7 the last time I checked so it's not a complete loss. Seven not very perfect pushups though, to be clear.
My right side is still a weakness because I can still feel the imbalance especially when I press the weight up. The 95 was supposed to have been my second set but ended up being my third. *grumble*
Cybex chest press
11 x7, 6 -- wide
11 x8, 7 -- narrow
Calves -- sitting
150 x8, 8 -- 8 count
175 x8, 8 -- 8 count
Hobbit Bod Pr0nography
Pic on the left was taken Monday evening. I'm slightly under 182 in that pic, at probably 20-ish% BF.
Leg shot, same time range.
Just so you have a sense of what things looked like at the beginning of this journal. The real work began a few weeks ago once I got to 180.
Friday can't come soon enough.
Day One (monday?):
Day Two (thursday?):
Have to think about that.
It occurs to me too that part of the reason for the crappy bench session was not enough calories. I've always sucked on bench, and it's not a matter of not pushing hard either. What usually happens is I begin to run out of steam after the first set. If I'm lucky, I can make it through the second set unassisted. God help me if I try to bench without a spotter on the third set.
I have to look into training bench. I don't have the link for my old journal but I do recall struggling for several months just to get to 100.
Wherein the hobbit has a good session and has some dead cow for dinner...
120 x6, 5
Much better, and now my legs are feeling it. Slowly working up to 1 pps.
135 x7, 6
Calves -- sitting
135 x8 -- 6 count
155 x8, 8 -- 5 count
175 x8 -- 5 count
55 x6, 6
Have to stop cheating.
10 x4 -- wide
11 x5 -- wide
10 x6, 5 -- neutral
Finally moved up a stage!
Had some dead cow (a/k/a 12 oz. steak with fried onions, rice and spinach) as a neato reward.
Been dealing with a migraine for most of this week. I get them quite regularly -- this most recent episode shut me down for several days. Although unlike Michele Bachmann, I'm a man and a Democrat.
Weak joke, lol.
Anyway, sort of all right workout. Didn't go heavy on deads, just concentrated on form and a x5 rep schema.
135 x5 -- overhand, pause for 1
155 x5 -- overhand, pause for 1
185 x5, 5, 5 -- overhand x2, mixed x1
135 x7 -- overhand
Last week when I did the 225, someone told me that I wasn't dragging the bar close enough to my shins. He was right.
11 x5 -- wide
10 x5 -- wide (+1R)
10 x5, 5 -- neutral
Asst. dips -- all narrow
80 x8, 7