Good workout today. Went heavy. I knew I could get all the weights up and get all the lifts in, but a small part of me wondered if I could see it through. I'll chalk that up to knowing I could and to amaze myself by doing as much. Well, it all happened. By switching everything up, I'm able to lift more, lift heavier, get better rest and prep my body for the next workout.
After five warm-up sets:
Set #1: 4x255lbs
Set #2: 5x230lbs
I felt every single muscle working on these today. Back feels worked out and tired, but the good kind of tired, like when you put in an honest day's work...of good manual labor. (I have a desk job, so can't get it that way. HAHA!) That last rep on that final set was murder. I don't like to drop the weights like you see most folk do (mainly since I workout in my upstairs apartment and need to be mindful) but also, I can get full advantage of the negative, which is where it all came together. Got it done!
Set #1: 3x55lbs
Set #2: 5x30lbs
Set #3: 12xbodyweight
I had aimed for four reps on that first set and I did a partial, but since I didn't get my chin above the bar, that rep doesn't count. I did hold that partial as long as I could. Nailed it on the next set. On the final set, got to 10, had to rest-pause, then knocked out the final two without fail. Man, hurt like hell, but the good kind of hurt, the kind where you know you pushed your body hard, but all in a sound, quality way.
My arms still look swoll 2.5 hours later!
After two warm-up sets:
3 sets @ 5 reps @ 110lbs.
Had to lower the weight from last week as I did not get in a good stretch in the lats. Got all the reps in cleanly and will try to add another 5lbs next week.
Today, I mixed 1 scoop of , 1 scoop , 8g GMS, 2 scoops of fermented and took 3 's about 30 minutes to working out. That leucine man, what a punk! HAHA. It's like a cat--doesn't like getting wet. I would only recommend this for shakes. I know I'd said I do as much, but felt like toying around with the pre-workout cocktail.
I took 2 scoops of PF3, 1 scoop GMS and 10g creatine for my intra-cocktail. Not sure if adding any of that did anything significant, however, like I stated above, the biceps from the chins are still popping. Again, this was done mainly to experiment and have fun with it all.
Still unsure about PF3. Not really sure what I should be experiencing. It can be frustrating since this stuff clumps up the way it does, but since that doesn't harm its efficacy, then it all just boils down to being an inconvenient nuisance. Although, it is damn tasty!
Maybe another two more weeks and I should see some benefits. Again, jury is still out, but, I'm having fun and getting stronger.