Treadmill walk 5min + Agile 8 The glute piriformis tennis ball foam roll hit the spot on my left glute. My legs were feeling especially tender today- really felt my muscle getting kneaded.
Press: 5×45, 5×55 + 3×65, 3×75, 3×85
Not bad, the lower volume made it fairly easy. I’m thinking of using fractional plates, but…I think I’ll wait and see how difficult this becomes in a few more cycles. I didn’t do much upper body stretching aside from 3×10 of shoulder dislocations.
Boring But Big 50%
Bench Press: 3x10xBar + 5x10x75
These felt much easier than the previous weeks. I tried to look down towards my belly to see my arms in my peripheral view. With this view, I was able to somewhat see where my upper arm was going. I also wanted to make sure the bar was going down evenly and not favoring one arm over the other. I used a thumbless grip as well. The 3 empty bar sets, I think, helped my CNS get acclimated to where the bar needed to properly go.
Lat Pulldown: 3x10x35
Fairly easy. I’m not exactly sure what proper technique and form for this lift is- I sort of just went by feeling. I noticed I was lifting my chest towards the bar when I pulled down. I also made sure to make contact to my chest with the bar each time.
Curls: 3x10x30 + Tricep pushdown: 3x10x30 + Face pull: 2x10x30
Right biceps felt like they were working harder than my left again. I, then, was curious and decided to use a thumbless. Immediately, I noticed that my right arm wasn’t working as much. Tricep pushdowns were pretty easy. The face pulls were very easy, but it’s hard to maintain balance with two feet. I staggered my stance to prevent myself from being pulled forward when releasing the pull.
Treadmill walk 1 mile @ 3.0 speed