I liked the pullups. Solid numbers.
And Ian Astbury is a very good vocalist, and The Cult is awesome!
lifterdead: thanks dude.
Pickle: When I was training at the gym a couple of weeks ago I was actually surprised at how slack most people trained. I remember my warmup was what others were doing for legs (I did my complexes and some DB walking lunges). I also remember doing my jump rope warmup next to a guy also with the rope. He would jump for 10secs then take a break, then start again. He did that for 10mins and barely worked, I did 5mins non-stop at a reasonable rate.
Now I'm not super fit, just like I'm not super strong, but I do actually have a reasonable level of both. I could push myself harder but for me it is a gradual thing to get better. The rowing last night is a level I'm capable of without really having done much (I reached that level of fitness late last year after spending a month or two getting there with regular cardio) other than maintain it with weights.
^^ Cheers Jono.
Squatted this evening. Nothing special, but got to try out my bands. Have no idea how much they added but they make the squat completely different, especially just at lockout and driving out of the hole.
152.5kg x6 - nothing amazing, 7th rep was probably there but whatever.
Band squats - purple band choked
SL DB calf raise
Bench was ordinary this evening.
115kg x3 - these felt good
130kg x3 - these felt heavy and I was aiming for 5 reps to shut Pickle up.
Thick bar DB rows
Band bench press - purple band
Chinup - deadhang
Band tricep ext
DB hammer curls
Meh session. I only did cardio last night due to the downpour that left everything soaked and unsafe to lift on.
This evening everything was cold. I was rugged up, but I guess the sudden change from summer to winter in the past two days has left me unprepared. The heavy stuff just didn't feel right.
Plenty of warmups
185kg x4 - meh, was aiming for 8
185kg x1 - just to put the weight back
Decided to cut the session short there. Clearly not ready for training in a beanie and long shirts and pants.
Again this session was shit. I think I need to train earlier in the day now that winter has hit us. Although on the plus side I look more hardcore now that I'm wearing a beanie while training
67.5kg x4 - half what I wanted
Behind the neck jerks
67.5kg x6 - meh
67.5kg x8 - finally felt warmed up. Probably should have gone back to OHP's and got my 8.
Pullups - supersets
Wrist roller - thick bar
11.5kg x4 (pronated - supinated -pronated -supinated)
Deload this week. Got my bands setup a bit better this week. They were pulling the 32kg DB off the ground but not the 43kg, so I'd guess ~32kg for each band at the top.
80kg x10 - estimate that each band is ~30kg (32-43kg) so possibly 80kg bottom ~140kg top.
Mainly because he was in Roadhouse, which we watched this weekend.