Mesocycle 18 - Week 3
Last semester at school and I think it's gonna be my most difficult yet.
415 lbs x 5 reps
425 lbs x 2 reps
420 lbs x 5 reps
430 lbs x 2 reps
425 lbs x 5 reps
My hands were hurting like a bitch today. I cannot describe the pain. Firstly: the weather over the last 2 days has sucked. I am not used to less than 50F temperatures and the main reason I chose Trinity University over all the other universities which accepted me was because I knew I'd love Texas weather. Well, right now my body is definitely NOT loving it. Infact, I am pretty darn sure my body hates this weather. I have never felt this lethargic and tired all the time....plus I've hardly been eating good food which all adds up in the end. At the same time, the cold is messing up my hands: my calluses are hurting painfully and gripping the bar is very painful. Usually, I switch my over/under grip to under/over every rep to keep symmetry and not allow my body to get used to just one grip. But, today, my hands were practically frozen in pain so I kept the grip to one side the entire set - and even then it was a painful experience. I almost threw up after set #3 but I kept going. One smart decision was to take adequate rest....most of the time I took 7-10 minutes between sets and that helped me recharge my batteries.
Swiss Ball Jackknife Pikes:
2 bands x 10 reps x 3 sets
I am gonna rest and eat and sleep in and tomorrow I might skip my back workout if I feel like absolute shit. I felt just fine going into the workout today though....it was just like all of a sudden after my warm-ups I just sat down for my usual 3 minute rest and I was reading a novel (I do that in between sets sometimes) and then all of a sudden my energy was just zapped. I had zero motivation. And this was even before I had started my first working set. Normally, if I ever get this feeling of tiredness and wanting to just be done with my workout its usually before my last set or so but never before my first set. What a pity. Hopefully next week I'll feel better. My form wasn't that awesome on the sets either. I just couldn't focus 100%. But, what I did do is watch some motivating videos of Konstantinovs and Magnusson which did the trick for the time being. Visual imagery always helps me focus better.
I hope everyone's had a good week. Tomorrow is Friday!!! :)
Cheers everyone and thanks for reading!