M1A Day 9
weight - N/A.. I'll get an accurate weigh in tomorrow morning when I wake up fasted.
Sorry about the lack of updates. Last night, we had thunderstorms, so that kept us busy @ the plant.
Yesterday morning was chest day. No pr's to speak of.. The gym was curiously crowded yesterday morning, & it kind of forced me to change up my chest routine. No biggie, I was still able to exhaust myself and get one helluva pump. I did something yesterday that I probably haven't done in years! All barbell lifts. My shoulders usually can't handle the pain of the fixed motion, but I pushed through it yesterday due to the crowd. I started w/ flat bench @ worked up to 225 for 2 last sets of 5. Not working w/ the bb has probably dropped my strength. I can usually work my way up to the 90's w/ the db's but I didn't feel like trekking across the gym carrying db's around. I worked my way up to the incline bb presses & by the time I got there, my pecs were already wearing down. I got myself 4 strict sets, working up to 185. If anything, I felt my strength was down. I was almost confused, but like I said, it's all different muscles & ranges of motion. I need to work these in more often. From the incline, I went over to the hammer strength flat and inclines for 2 sets of each to burn the pecs out. I finished yesterday morning off w/ cable flies. Today, my pecs are still swole!!
This morning, despite not getting a whole lot of rest at work last night, I drugged myself w/ a heavy dose of preworkout pills and went in ready to back. I actually hit pr's on both the lat pull downs, (210) and the seated rows, (200)!! M1A kicking in??? I switched to a wider grip on the seated rows and dropped the weight to get 3 more sets of slow, strict rows for a burnout. From there, I went to the smith machine for 3 sets of bent over rows. My left shoulder kind of limits my lift here, but I push through. (or in this case, pull through.. lol). Not wanting to leave the gym just yet, I decided to stay at the smith and hit traps. I got in 5 sets of shrugs, (first 2 were medium weight warmups).
I have to go in tomorrow morning to work some overtime, so I'm going to hit the gym on the way in & hit shoulders. Like I said, when I wake up tomorrow morning, I'll get a weigh in, and if time permits, following my workout, I'll get some progress pics posted up.