Wednesday September 21st
Bench Press - TnG
Pretty easy. My wrists were hurting so I put on some wrist wraps, which dramatically improved my comfort level while benching. I felt really good and stable/secure, so I could just focus on pushing and form/tucking my elbows. I don't think I have wrists built for pressing. I compared with my grandmother the other day and hers were only a little smaller lol.
Lying Tricep Extensions
Was easier today. Unfortunately though I was getting forearm pain during these and the first 2 sets of benching, which means my time with the EZ curl bar has come to an end. I'll be doing dumbbell curls from now on.
Easy today, only rested 2:30.
50x2x6 1x8 L
Was much more painfull. Elbow pain, shoulder pain, but only a little forearm pain, and my biceps felt way fresher after then I do bar curls.
Attended a free trial class at a local kung fu joint. Its too expensive, but it was a good wake up call. Theres nothing like watching your gut go up and down in the mirror as you struggle through a simple conditioning drill to make you feel like your training isn't on track. I'm going to find another school, a cheaper school, and maybe go more often than twice a week. I need something athletic to keep me focused on shit other than pure strength work, like cardio and a more functional bodyweight. Once December roles around I'm going to cut down to 15% bodyfat, I swear it here and let all now, I will diet down. I say December because thats when I'm scheduled to squat 405 for the first time. Hopefully I get at least 5 reps, so that once I drop down to say 190 or so, I'll still be able to squat 405, deadlift 440, and bench 225. If I can do that I'll be happy. I'm also going to get shelby starnes e-book concerning carb cycling.
I'm going to start adding callisthenics to my routine too. On the plus side, I was able to do way more diamond push ups on my knees than I was able to the last time I tried them. Like, 10 more.