DAY 11: BACK
Today was probably the best day I've had in the gym that I can remember for a long time. Threw two scoops of into my shaker cup as soon as I woke up and I was out the door. Back days are usually my longest days in the gym and I was looking forward to Origin's long lasting energy to help keep me motivated to get through it all.
WARMUP: PULLUPS/DIP SUPERSET: BW (230lbs) for all sets 6PU/15D, 5PU/12D(+2), 4PU(+1)/12D(+4), 3PU(+1)/8D(+2) so in the later sets I was actually increasing my reps from last time which gave me a nice confidence boost for the rest of my workout. Pullups are by far one of my worst performed exercises and I wish I had the strength to crank out more reps. Mine are all done deadhang, squeezing my lats as hard as I can at the top and slowing myself down for the negative... I'm sure if I kipped and got nasty with my form I could get more reps in but at what cost?
STANDING CABLE LAT PULLOVER: 40x12WU 42.5x10,10,10,10 I absolutely love these they definitely hit my lats in a way that other exercises haven't
LAT PULLDOWN: 70x12WU 100x10,10,10 120x10 70x15
BENT OVER ROW: 85x10,10,10,10
WIDE GRIP SEATED ROW: 70x10,10 75x10 85x10
CLOSE GRIP SEATED ROW: 100x10,10,10 110x10
ONE ARM DB ROW: 35x10,10,10 45x10
RACK PULLS: 135x15 225x10,10 wanted to do more of these but had to leave to get ready for work!
Felt ****ing awesome today! Chest is sore from yesterday and I know that my back will be sore in the morning when I wake up! ORIGIN has definitely helped keep the DOMS at bay though... certainly sore for less time than usual. Most of the time I'll get DOMS (way worse in the legs than any other muscle groups) for ~2 days but since the introduction of ORIGIN I notice DOMS lasting usually no more than a day.
Cardio will be coming up in the next couple of days. The wife thinks its time for us to try running 4x/week now and Thursday will be our "distance day" aiming for 7 miles. I'm looking forward to it as I feel my legs are starting to become acclimated to all of this running and now I'm actually looking forward to it!