DAY 93 | 10-10-2002
I have a big friggin' day today in the gym. I set up my weights for this working last night. I am going to get friggin' PISSED OFF today at the gym---I have to. I am shooting for a 295 lbs. bench, a +180 lbs. dip, and a 250 lbs. CG bench. If I get at least a single with all of these I am going to keep them at this weight until I get a double. I just gotta get mad and get my intensity up. Those are some friggin' impressive poundages if you ask me.
Changed up my journal layout a bit. Trying to make things a little more compact and not so friggin' drawn out and everything like that. I am hoping that all of my readers find it easier to read. Please make suggestions.
Feel pretty damn good today I think. Some mild muscular soreness in my traps and side delts a little. Nothing major at all. Overall I feel good. Glutes are still sore, along with my lower back. But in general I feel fine. Looking forward to a great workout.
- Preworkout: 1 banana, whole-fruit ice-cream, multi-vitamin/mineral, 1g vitamin C, 400 IU vitamin E, 5cc Liquid Clenbutrx
During Workout: 20 oz. Gatorade + 5g creatine + 5g glutamine + 1/2 tsp. salt
Postworkout: 1/2 serving Cell-Tech + 500 mg. ALA, 1 serving whey protein
Meal 4: 2 Taco Bell supreme beef gorditas, 1 Taco Bell strawberry cream cheese pie, 1g vitamin C, 400 IU vitamin E
Meal 5: 1 Cinnabun, multi-vitamin/mineral, 1g vitamin C, 400 IU vitamin E, 1 Vasopro, 1 Xenadrine EFX
Meal 6: 1 Burger King 5-piece chicken tender, 1 Burger King onion ring
Meal 7: 1 Butterfinger bar
Estimated Calories: ~3000
Training. Chest, Triceps.
- Flat Barbell Presses:
135 x 6, 185 x 3, 225 x 2, 295 x 2 (assist), 235 x 5
GREAT sets of flat BB presses today. Not the strength that I was exactly hoping for but not bad either. I wasnt dissapointed at all---not even a little bit. Started off with my warmups, fairly easy. 135 for 6, 185 for a triple, and 225 for a double. Nice and slow just getting the blood flowing. Strength felt good on these warmups. Really good, actually. Kept my elbows under the bar, etc. Upped to 295 lbs. Never gone up this high before. Well I have but I have never achieved a rep. Got 2 reps, both assisted. My spotter is a guy who works at the YMCA. Great spotter, he always does EXACTLY what I tell him which is nice because most guys who spot me never listen. Gave me a liftoff which helped out some. He said my first rep was just fingertrip assistance, not much help at all. The second rep I could tell I need big time help on, but he didnt give me too much at all. Made me do the weight myself instead of just grabbing the bar and pulling it up. Anyways, good set. I am going to shoot for 295 next week and see if I can get a single on my own. Dropped to 235 for 5. Good set here. Crushed my pecs. Didnt have a spotter for this set. Probably could have gotten 6-7 if I had a spotter but I want to stay shy of failure. Good sets.
+180 x 1 (!), +90 x 6
WOW! This is what the f*ck I am talking about!! I need to have this kind of strength all the time. Hehe. I was proud of myself today at the gym, for the first time in a long time. Seriously. Strapped four, yes you read that right, FOUR 45s around my waist. I was so happy. I am not going to bullsh*t though---it killed me. That one rep was friggin' impossible. Started the rep off nice and slow. Went down nice and deep and felt that deep stretch in my pecs, and then came the postiive part of the rep. I hit 3-4 sticking points on the way up. First right after I got out of rock bottom I felt good. Then hit a sticking point. Breathed through it. Then came up a little more and was stuck again. Pushed as HARD as I possibly could and got through that one. Finally I got up to about an inch up from lockout and pushed, and pushed, and pushed, and breathed, and breathed, and breathed---and locked out. I basically fell off the dip bars after this set, lol. I was going to try and go back down nice and slow for a 1/2 rep but instead my chest and arms just gave out---no joke. Luckily I caught my balance. Which is no easy task when your feet are supporting 380 lbs. Anyway, good set. That single rep was probably 6-8 seconds. Anyway dropped to +90 lbs. Got 6 reps here, good strength. Nice deep aching stretch in my pecs from this set. Going to keep both weights for next week.
Close-grip Barbell Presses:
250 x 1 (!) + 1 (assist), 185 x 7
Good strength here. Got the same spotter that I did for the bench presses. He is one helluva' spotter Ill tell ya. Started off with 250 lbs. Got a single rep by myself somehow, I dont know how. Elbows were right up against my sides, locked out hard. My hands were around 10-12" apart I would say. I have my index fingers where the smooth part of the BB is, in the center of a standard barbell. Anyways, good set. Got 1 rep alone like I was saying---and the 2nd rep was assisted. Good set though. He helped me go the majority of the rep up for the 2nd rep but let go a few inches before lockout so I could lockout with my 2nd rep. Anyways, dropped to 185 lbs. for 7. Good set here. Crushed my triceps completely. Nice sets.
Lying Cambered-bar Extensions:
115 x 6
Wow a good set of skulls today. Got 6 reps which is up a rep from last week. I am happy. I was getting kind of weak in skulls which isnt a good sign at all. At this point my triceps are just friggin' on fire. I mean theyre pumped up and all but theyre just dead. Got 6 reps with 115. Going to keep this weight until I get 10 reps. Which I doubt will happen in the next few months.
Training Length: 20 minutes
Sleep: 7.5 hours
Weight: 200 lbs.
Workout was short and sweet. I think I did a good job on the dips today, I just wish I could chin that much! Good amount of sleep last night I think. Slept well too, which is something that I do pretty regularly luckily. Weight was also good---200 lbs. even. I am kind of happy that I am doing down a few lbs. in weight I think. Midsection is looking damn good in the mirror, and my chins and dips are getting a little easier.