Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Overhead press:
157 x 5
180 x 5
202 x 5
> Did my annual trap/neck strain on the middle set, so annoying. Didn't let it affect my work effort, which was easy. Warm-ups felt heavy, heavy sets felt light.

Close-grip bench press:
230 x 10, 10, 10, 10, 10
> Switched the assistance exercise with bench day in an effort to boost my lagging bench press by pressing horizontally twice a week. Felt WAY heavier without having benched maximally beforehand. First two sets were hard, next two were easy, last started easy but got hard and I had to struggle to lockout the final rep.

Weighted chin-ups:
60 x 10, 10, 10, 10, 10
> Backpack strap broke off. Tried a gym back, couldn't get both arms through the handles and one broke off again. Found a blue Adidas backpack in the closet and put the broken weight-containing backpack inside. Much more comfy than my old pack. Make sure to minimize picking it up by the arm straps, opt for top handle instead.

Chin-ups (no foot contact):

Kettlebell preacher curls:
50 x 4

Making an effort to minimize extra volume while cutting. I think I'm finding that high rep light stuff isn't helping if I'm not eating to grow.