I am tired. I have a headache and a bit of dizziness. It is way past the bedtime I need to have with an early work day looming on the horizon, but my night owl is stirring and I’ve got a few things to do before I crawl into bed.
Today I began my new training program leading up to competition. Mondays will be volume days for squats and bench. Wednesdays will be bench and deadlifts. Fridays shall be the heavy weights for squats and bench. I’m looking forward to it…well maybe not as excited about the deadlifts, but I will scrape together every ounce of determination and excitement that I can muster. Michael keeps telling me I was built for deadlifting. He wouldn’t lie to me, would he?
1a. 5 x 5 squats
warm-up: 95 x 5, 125 x 5, 145 x 3, 165 x 3
main event: 180 x 5, 185 x 5, 185 x 5, 185 x 5, 185 x 5 all with belt
1b. 5 x5 bench press
warm-up: 45 x 6, 65 x 5, 75 x 5, 85 x 5
main event: 95 x 5, 95 x 5, 100 x 5, 100 x 5, 100 x 4…took a 10 second rest and got that last rep
dropped down to 85 for 8 or 9 reps with a wider grip
2a. chest-supported rows
35 pound dumbbells with fat grips x 15, x 15, x 12 (the first two sets had a 5 second pause on the last rep)
2b. ab wheel x 12, x 12, x 10