Raced through reps on arms tonight for extra fat burning but using complete focus and concentration to control movements and mind muscle connect. 35 mins brought 4x12 Arnold curls super set x20 straight bar push downs, 4x15 Curl Bar Skull Crushers, 4x12 OH Cable Tricep Extensions, 4x12 cable curls superset x15 rope triceps extensions, 3x21 Olympic bar 21s, 4x15 seated dips, 4xI0 tricep cross over cable extensions, 4x8 preacher curls, 4x8 Curl Bar Curls #OperationGetBig#StayFit2017#HardWork#StrongFirst#Wendler531
Top singles from tonight
Happy to be at 180 again today after breaking a pb yesterday. 140 bench moved the best it's ever moved and I got a bit over excited and went for 146kg but it went from 100mph to 0mph in 0.00000003 seconds 😂
Wendler D1 W1 C6 Squats
Made my grand return to the squat rack last night, and these felt great! Banged out some warmups then preceded to knock out 295x3, 345x3, 380x3, which all felt smooth except for the last rep on my top set. Was supposed to knock out a training max single but I wanted to take everything in a little different direction my first day back so I just did 5x5 with paused box squats. Kinda strained my groin a little bit on those, I'm not that flexible and coming off a little sick break I was even less so lol. Finished my sets and called it a night, going back tonight for bench then arms+shoulders with my bud @siggybobonis for a pump sesh. Wednesday will be off, then deadlifts on Thursday. Groin still feels tender so I'll ice and stretch some, hoping to get rid of that nagging in a few days for those deadlifts! #straightedge#soberlife#chubby#amateur#powerlifter#powerlifting#wendler531#squats#squatbooty#fitness#bodybuilding#aesthetics#weightlifting#fitfam#fitlife#fit#rihanna#pouritup
I was feeling strong last night so I tried to hit 135, just couldn't get it up. Overhead press is frustrating, especially being that I hit 135 for 2 only a couple months ago. Ah well, it ebbs and flows. Dropped the weight and still got some quality work in afterwards and that is what's most important.
I don't want to workout today. I didn't even want to get out of bed. .
I received a message from my "doctor" last night that left me feeling defeated. I felt like I was finally on the right track and had some hope that I might get some help soon- but her message made me question myself yet again. .
I've had several tests come back abnormal, out of normal range, and yet every time that happens I'm told it isn't abnormal ENOUGH to pursue. 🤔 What are the ranges for then?!? Surely there is a difference between NORMAL and OPTIMAL?!? What about the fact that I've been dealing with dozens of symptoms for two years with no answers?!? .
I tried to take it into my own hands and make my own appointment but was told I need a referral. From the doctor who doesn't believe this is the route I should go. And it will likely take 1-2 weeks just to get an appointment and then at least a month for the actual appointment. .
So. Frustrated. .
My symptoms don't take weekends or holidays off. I'm over here struggling every single day while I wait for somebody to call me back. Finding a good doctor is a full time job and pretty much impossible. .
I try to stay positive. I try to show up every day no matter what. But some days I want to lay in bed and drown my misery with food. Some days it just feels too difficult to put on the happy face. Today is one of those days. .
But I'm drinking my pre-workout and I'm going to blast the gangsta rap and get my heart rate up. Maybe it will help, maybe it won't, but I just don't have it in me to give up.
So after 4 months of strength training @athleticstrengthaustralia I had my blood pressure checked. Have been on a mild blood pressure tablet for about a year now. Blood pressure remained stubbornly high at around 175/105 on the meds. 2 months after starting training and it had come down to about 155/97....still too high. Now after 4 months training and no changes to meds bp now 136/72.... woohoo! Best it's been in absolutely years! And I owe it all to Ant and his awesome training @athleticstrengthaustralia. Cheers💪
Worked up to a decent single on high bar squats yesterday and broke my current low bar PB by 1kg and I was wearing flats 😂
Excited to see where I am come comp time as last time I maxed out on high bar I hit 170 in wraps and got a 180 at comp. This is 186kg in sleeves so hopefully hit that illusive 200kg come comp time!
The Deload week is finally over!
I take my deload weeks to try different training styles (muscle ups) and just mess around in general 😂
I also cut out caffeine for the whole week to try reduce my tolerance 💉
But now it's time to get stuck into some heavier weight. This next training block of 531 is going to be very testing as it's my 6th cycle. This means I've added 30kg to my squat and deadlift, and 15kg to my OHP and bench on all sets (but not necessarily my 1rm) in 6 months. This could be the cycle where I don't hit my required numbers 😱
Left: Leanest I managed to get @ 155lbs last June before starting my bulking
Right: Current physique @ 162lbs
Strength has picked up quite decently since I started eating more. Haven't really been counting though. With my generally poor appetite, I just try to eat as much as I can. 😂
Cycle 6, Week 1, Day 1 (Repeat of last cycle)
I'm baaaaaack. Today felt good! Didn't want to push things too much, and my legs are already sore, but I'm pain free ^^. Also sorry for wearing all black lmao. All weight in pounds. •
Squat: 3x200, 3x230, 4x260*, 1x280*, 5x200
OHP: 3x100, 3x110, 3x125, 1x135, 6x100
As my last post explained. It's not all PRs every week. 🏋️ You have to put in the consistent work and over time they will come. 📈 That's how progress is made. 💪
Day in and day out you see people testing their lifts. Expecting progress overnight but that's not how it happens in any facet of life. 🙈
This slows progress. 📉
These weights aren't too heavy yet. But the programme is mapped and they get heavy fast. So I'm sticking to the programme. 📝
My goals are mapped for a month's time, 6 months time and a year's time. So do what needs to be done today. ⏳🌅🌇🌃
Folks - here it is - week one results from my initial 16-week cutting program 🙌🙌🙌🙌 I get that it's water in this first week --- this ain't my first rodeo 😜but I'm pretty stoked about this kickoff 👍
Swipe left for a ton of details 😘