April 8th: No gym today. Just a chill rest day and got some grocery shopping down.
I stuck to my word and picked up some sweet potatoes, squash and green beans. This is going to be my first time ever cooking fresh green beans.
No excuse on my end to not get these gains this week. I’m going to be eating damn good.
April 10th-11th: I decided to switch it up this week and do legs on Monday and chest on Tuesday.
Monday was a good session because I walked into the gym with my mind ready and focused on squats. A lot of folks dislike squats but I enjoy them. I’ve been working on correcting my stance so I could get back to squatting heavier weight without fear of an injury due to my form.
Tuesday on the other hand, was not as strong mentally. I decided to go heavier on the incline bench (245×3)
and the decline (275×5)
But somehow, I psyched myself out and left some reps out there. This plagued my mind heavy overnight but it was the kick in the ass that I needed to go harder the rest of the week.
Also, I have. Idea how to use this machine
April 12th: I had it made up in my mind that morning at work that was I going to take a rest day. But as the time for me to punch out got closer, I talked myself into going and just doing some heavy Deadlifts.
I honestly hadn’t attempted any regular barbell deadlifts (not counting the barbell deadlift bent row complexes I did in early March) in a couple of months. I was still doing Romanian Deadlifts on leg day though.
I did a quick 4 rep warm up with 225 then I went ahead to 315.
I didn’t want to tire myself out because I knew I was going to add another player so I stopped at 6. I honestly felt good throughout the Deadlifts so I can check 315 off as being comfortable to rep.
Next I moved on to 405. This might be my favorite set of the week because I had put the weight down after 2 reps and I was ready to move on, but I felt I had one more rep in me and I did that shit.
455 is the most I’ve ever attempted while deadlifting. This is barely one full rep but we’re gonna count it anyway.
April 13th: The only reason I stepped into the gym was to hit 315. I felt I had been pussyfooting around it for awhile now and I was ready to make amends for it.
I tried to do 315 a few months ago but my body wasn’t having it. Also, I didn’t want any half ass squats. I wanted to make sure I was getting low completely. So over the last few months, I been squatting lower weight just to train my body. I always warm up with 135 when I squat now. My warm up sets consist of 135, 185 and 225. It’s a good way to get the blood flowing to muscles.
I hit 295 first just to make sure my body was comfortable.
I hit 315 for a couple reps. I know I had more reps in me but my workout called for 2. Next week I plan on doing it for 5 reps.