Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tuesday Press Focus & Another Word on Recomposition

OHPress - strict with Swiss bar, widest grip
10 reps @ 35 kgs
8 reps @ 55 kgs
5 reps @ 75 kgs
2 reps @ 80 kgs

7 reps @ BW PR
6 reps @ BW PR
5 reps @ BW PR

DB OHPress
10 reps @ 20 kgs p/hand warmup
left 5 reps @ 35 kgs
right 5 reps @ 35 kgs
left 8 reps @ 35 kgs
right 3 reps @ 35 kgs
left 5 reps @ 32.5 kgs
right 6 reps @ 32.5 kgs

Triceps pushdowns
10 reps @ ...something (8 plates)
10 reps @ ...something (10 plates)
7 reps @ ...something (10 plates)

DECENT session tonight, kinda all over the place. Very happy with the pull-ups. I am not really sure about my previous DB OHP strength having not performed it one hand at a time very often in the past. And I used the ambiguous lat pulls station for rope pushdowns since it was set up and, like, right there. I don't really care about how much I was moving... consider not knowing a reason to do less pussy machine training.

Here's the skinny. I'd decided early April that, so long as I could maintain my current weight while building strength consistently, I'd keep myself progressing for my upcoming competition by marginally increasing my daily calories. I'm still in a calorie deficit (around 2200 - 2500 per day) most days of the week.

I'm heavier than I expected to be right now. In truth, I appear to have stopped losing weight and started gaining again. I weighed myself at home last Friday (on my unreliable, piece of shit scales) and hit 131 kgs (289 lbs). I've also checked myself at the Pit on Sunday (after a litre of milk and fruit+protein shake) and tonight, prior to training. I weighed in at pretty much exactly 134 kgs each time.

Less than two months ago I weighed 130 kgs (and I hit 129 kgs on my unreliable, piece of shit scales... there are new ones being shipped to me very soon thank jebus). I'd recently bought a new pair of pants in a size I hadn't been able to wear for years... they only just fit. And one of my new shirts (the first one I bought for motivation some two years ago) also finally fit just right... almost. A little tight around the waist when seated, but not enough to be uncomfortable.


So anyway these boring details all for a reason. Last night I had dinner out, and wore these same pieces of clothing. The pants were looser-fitting round the waist and the shirt was actually loose while seated! Not to mention, at approximately 4 kilos heavier than I intended to be at this stage, I'm also hitting new PRs on bodyweight exercises and feeling a deal more comfortable.

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