Had some plans this evening since it was New Year’s eve, but made sure to hit the gym first. Dev Day, cycle 6. Last day of Mesocycle 5… lots of planning ahead to prepare for the next mesocycle. Focus was rear delts, traps and the tri’s and bi’s. Face Pulls: 5 sets of 8 @
Squat & Bench Press Day, cycle 6. Squat: 1) 5 @ 175lbs. 2) 3 @ 190lbs. 3) 2 @ 200lbs. Strength test of singles, wound up being reps because I believe my training projections are still low. So 3 reps and a second set of 2 reps means 5 reps means the training projections are
4 mile run, cardio only. Hard due to my lack of cardio training.
Bench Press & Deadlift Day, cycle 6. I felt like i had low energy going into this workout which sucks. Bench Press: 1) 5 @ 155lbs. 2) 3 @ 165lbs. 3) 2 @ 170lbs. Strength of singles to total failure, this was rough. First rep was good, second rep was a fail but felt it
Deadlift & Squat Day, cycle 6. Deadlift: 1) 5 @ 280lbs. 2) 5 @ 300lbs. 3) 2 @ 315lbs. Then heavy singles above 90% to failure. Hit this fairly soon, attribute this in part to hitting the PR the day prior. 2 singles @ 325lbs. Squat: 1) 3 @ 190lbs. 2) 3 @ 195lbs. 3)
I felt off on the 23rd and woke up on the 24th (Christmas Eve) feeling awfully sick and that lasted over Christmas. So I did my best to rest up as best I could and fight off whatever was making me ill. So this workout was my comeback workout to get back into things and
Okay, cycle 5 ended on the week of Christmas. While I have more time, I know in this week that coming up there will be a big gap where the gyms will be closed and I’ll have plans. So I decided rather than jump into cycle 6, I’m going to do a few inbetween workouts
Developmental Day, cycle 5. Barbell Trap Shrugs: Started with these as the gym was busy and it was open. 5 sets of 5 reps @ 225lbs. Pause Bench Press: 3 sets of 5 reps @ 145lbs. Chin-ups / Dips: 4 sets of 5 reps ea. @ bodyweight. Just not developed enough in these to add
Skipping a lot of cardio these days, so did a 4 mile run today. Took yesterday as a rest day.