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.
Bench Press & Deadlift day, cycle 5. Bench Press: 1) 4 @ 155lbs. 2) 4 @ 165lbs. 3) 3 @ 170lbs. 4) 2 @ 175lbs. Then did 4 reps of 30s static holds with my training max of 190lbs. Deadlift: 1) 3 @ 280lbs. 2) 3 @ 300lbs. 3) 2 @ 310lbs. 4) 1 @
Deadlift & Squat day, cycle 5. Deadlift: 1) 4 @ 280lbs. 2) 4 @ 300lbs. 3) 3 @ 310lbs. 4) 2 @ 315lbs. Last rep was rough. Then did static holds for 30s with my training max weight, 350lbs for 5 reps. I almost felt like passing out after holding the weight the 5th time,
Dev day, cycle 4. Had to catch up on biceps, and had to get shoulder work in since I did so much benching this week (4 days of benching with extra sets). Dumbbell Bicep Curls: 3 sets of 8 reps @ 35lbs. Spider Curls: 4 sets of 8 reps @ 50lbs. Seated Bicep Preacher Curls:
Bench Press & Deadlift Day part 2, finishing up what I had before then doing a good run after. Low Incline Chest Press: 4 sets of 6 reps @ 60lbs (last set was a split set). Pause Bench Press: 5 sets of 3 reps @ 145lbs. French Press: 4 sets of 6 reps @ 70lbs.
Bench Press & Deadlift Day, cycle 4. I had overate had bad meal planning today, and it was late with a time limit. So felt a bit tired. Bench Press: 1) 4 reps @ 155lbs. 2) 4 reps @ 155lbs. 3) 4 reps @ 165lbs (form was good but took my time, did 1 rep,