Weight: 190.1 lbs
Feeling very groggy and tired post workout session. One observation to keep note of is that I stayed up until 2:00 am last night. I did, however, manage to wake up feeling pretty fresh this morning, despite sleeping late. My legs had been suffering a little DOMs from the Wednesday workout and so I foam rolled them during the warm-up. On a recent post, I briefly mentioned my past personal experience with enduring through the phase of lifting significantly high percentages of my training max on a regular basis. I believe I’m encountering this stage again.
Squats: 3x5xBar + 5×125+ 4×145 + 3×165 + 2×185 + 1×200 + 1×225 + 3×240 (1st stall) + 5×135
Succeeded in legitimately stalling on the squat for the first time since I started lifting this past October.
Bench: 3x10xBar + 5×65 + 3×85 + 2×105 + 1×125 + 5x5x145
Used a powerlifter arch to ensure that I kept a strong stable upperback while benching. The first set was a little nerve wracking. The placement of the bar was not at the base of my palm and so my wrists were buckling against the weight of the bar. I narrowed my grip a little, placed my ring finger on the knurling and placed the bar at the base of my palms to avoid loading my wrists. A narrower grip helped alleviate stress on my shoulders.
Rows: 5×85 + 3×105 + 1×135 + 3x5x150
Last set felt the best, minimized the upward jerk. I will stick with 3 sets on the rows.
DB Incline: 10×50 + 8×50 + 6×50
Wide Lat Pulldown: 10×70 + 10×85 + 10×100
DB Bench: 3x10x40
Elbow planks: 45 sec.
The whole body was shaking a lot from the get go.