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Monday, June 5, 2017

Karmic Payback

30 May 2017

Bench press 295x5, 305x5, 315x5, 325x4, 330x3

Pulldowns 10-8-6-5-5

Barbell extensions 3s x 8

Standing BTN press 125x5, 135x5, 145x5, 155x5

On BTN presses, I used the 35 pound bar instead of a regular one, but did not notice until halfway through the sets. Usually I'm the one pointing out the difference in bar weight to other people who think they've just set a personal best, in order to drink the sweet nectar of their disappointment. Karma or something, I guess.

EZ bar curl 5x5, 1s x 10

Overhead cable extensions 4s x 12, 2s x 15

DB preacher curl 4s x 5-6

31 May 2017

Deadlift 405x5, 415x4, 435x3, 445x2, 465x1

Forgot my lifting belt at home and someone had stolen the one in the gym, so I couldn't go as heavy as planned. My lower back gave a disconcerting pop on the second rep with 445, but it seems OK now.

Stiff-legged deadlift 2s x 5

Bent-over row 3s x 5

Squat, light 3s x 5

Leg press 2s x 20, 1s x 15

2 June 2017

SlingShot bench press 325x5, 345x4, 355x2, 370x2, 380x1

Barbell extensions 3s x 8

Smith machine bentover rows 1s x 10, 3s x 6-8

Smith machine incline bench press 3s x 6-8

Pullups 3s x 5

Reverse curls 4s x 6

Preacher curl machine x 4 drop sets

3 June 2017

Squat 355x5, 375x5, 405x5, 415x5, 425x5, 435x5, 405x5, 315x4

Leg press x 18, x 15, x 15

Hack squat 2s x 12


MichiganMethod said...

I've mentioned before that the gym at my work has only 35 lbs bars. There is a sweet satisfaction in reminding them that their 3pl8 lift is really 305.

Terror is too strong of a word, but I can't think of the word that truly conveys the thought that goes through your head as you hear a "pop" during your last rep and then sit there for a few moments after racking the weight. You're just waiting to see if your neurons are about to start firing pain signals inside your brain. Then you slowly test the area by flexing or moving the joint around, just sure that this is the time that you really fucked up.

Fatman said...

That's exactly what I do. Terror is not too strong of a word for me. I've had two pretty bad back pulls in the past and both times lost a significant amount of time and effort trying to build strength back up (still trying to get back to 2014 levels). Pretty sure the third time will be the charm, and then it's leg extensions and pulldowns for the rest of my life.

At least then I can become a bench press specialist. Until my shoulder goes.