Monday, October 18, 2010

Entry #835

Weight is up to 212.

Loading up on creatine. Haven't taken this shit for years. Am using dextrose with water as the solvent.

It's been awhile since I've done this, so to start up again:

ME upper

Floor press:
135 x 5
185 x 5
225 x 5
255 x 5
275 x 5
285 x 5
> Very good. Shoulder held up. First time pushing at max effort since the injury.

135 x 8
135 x ?
135 x ?
135 x ?
> I just stopped when I could do no more, but they were all either at 6 or 7 reps following the first set.

Lateral flyes:
45 lb. dumbbells x 10
45 lb. dumbbells x 8
30 lb. dumbbells x 10

JS rows:
225 x 8
225 x 8
225 x 8
225 x 8
225 x 8

Tried to use the EZ bar for preacher curls. FUCK, my radius bones hurt. Doing heavy bar curls the previous weeks took their toll. Will make sure to rotate from barbells to dumbbells every cycle if I'm going to crank out 115 lb.+ curls like that.

Did bilateral dumbbell curls with the 45s instead.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Entry #834

Training has been the most consistent in months. Diet has been up to par, too. I'm buying whole milk and cottage cheese instead of low fat. Before I didn't really pay it much heed as long as it wasn't skim, but no more skimping on fat for me.

Entire body is sore. Hopefully I adapt, or else I may have to crib some days for boxing practice. Yes, I'm going to be signing up for Dreamland this month. I really wish I could do Muay Thai but anything that isn't boxing (or...TKD and generic "karate") is unaffordable right now.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Entry #833

Deadlift form is currently in the range of "atrocious". Had to cut my attempted ME session short last week at, like, 365 because my knees were locking out so much earlier than my back. Used my Droid X's camcorder mode to confirm this.

The day before that was very productive, though - my shoulder was able to handle repping 225 on bench press with no pain. ROM, while still not complete, was much deeper than the week prior and the bar even managed to brush against my chest on later reps.

Today for RE I increased the weight in pretty much everything. Sure, it's still weight I've done before, but never with a recovering shoulder and at only 207 lbs. of bodyweight. Progress.

Reading a lot of good T-Nation articles tonight. Also, dig the Street Fighter-inspired beach picture: