Friday June 17th
Bench Press - Paused
4 minutes rest, and 3 on the last set. Looking forward to setting a nice PR next wednesday.
I couldn't help myself and tried the 2.5. Didn't get any further than the last time I tried, and I could barely get it halfway without a good set. It occured to me that I'm probably not going to just pull a 2.5 close out of my ass and that I'll actually have to work for it, so I'm just going to focus on the #2 until I can manhandle it like I can the #1 cause thats what I think it'll take. I'm going to, starting sunday, do static holds sunday/tuesday and then go for a rep PR thursday like I did at the beginning of the year. Also, fuck credit card sets.
I'm adding a new goal to the meet I'll be doing Jan. 2012: 400+ squat, 500+ deadlift, 225-250 bench, all in the 198's. I haven't been able to weigh myself since I broke my scale (lol, not by stepping on it), but I just took some measurements, and around-the-gut is 42 1/2 inches, which is 1/2 an inch more than the last time I measured, but my arms have lost another quarter inch, down to 14 1/2 (quite the stud, no?). My arms were shrinking during my last cut, and I think they look leaner. I think I just haven't been taking the gut measurements at the same place, and that I'm actually continuing to get leaner. Otherwise something is going seriously wrong with my training and diet.