Saturday, September 20, 2014

Bench press:
235 x 5
270 x 5
310 x 4
• Very glad to be getting stronger while losing weight. Neck was annoying but I managed.

Close-grip bench press:
225 x 10, 10, 10, 10, 10
• I've actually never done volume like this with the bench press. When I consider that my bench is more or less 100 lbs over my overhead press this doesn't seem like a lot, but by benching standards it is for me.

Bent-over dumbbell rows:
150 x 9, 9, 9, 8, 8


Decline push-ups:

Preacher curls:
25 x 15

Yesterday (did 3 hill sprints and a jog, by the way) marked 10 years of this training log. I feel completely different as a person, but of course my numbers are nowhere where I would want 10 years of progress to be. I have naturally gravitated to habituating as a lifter, also in part to money, but I miss the martial arts every day. I surprised myself with how much I love grappling and seem to have an instinctive knack for it when I roll, without kissing my own ass too much. It'd be great to find some kind of cheap solution where I can train martial arts once or twice a week, else I'd just settle for lifting twice and focusing on fighting as a phase of my life. But I also want to expand my competitive lifting experience to more than just a power clean meet, too.

In short, I still want to do everything but am realistic about making priorities, respectively. Positive spin: I'm staying hungry.