Day 48, Saturday, December 16
X-Factor: 2/ 2/ 1
Workout: Chest/ Shoulders/ Triceps/ Back Width/ Back Thickness
Incline Dumbbell Press: 80 X 12+6+4, 80 X 12+5+4 , Extreme Stretching
Machine Shoulder Press: 90 X 11+5+2, 85 X 11+6+4 , Extreme Stretching
Decline Close-Grip Bench Press: 175 X 9+5+4, 165 X 9+5+3 , Extreme Stretching
Pulley Row High Pull: 11 X 9+4+3, 10 X 10+5+4
Deadlift: 335 X 6, 245 X 9, 315 X 8, 225 X 12 , Extreme Stretching
Remark: last time's weights are in dark green.
10 min LI on a bike
Mentally, I am in a much worse shape than I thought I would be. Last week must have been really bad without me ever realizing it but now that it is all over I don’t care. I went to the gym after only one meal and I wasn’t into the mood at all. Those first two exercises kind of put me into it but the energy just wasn’t there. Still, I felt much more positive regarding the numbers in the log book. Mind-muscle connection during back pulling was great, I have never felt my lats working so well. The weight, however, is getting a little heavy and since my body is at an angle with the cable, it gets difficult to counterbalance the weight. Anyway, I love that exercise. I felt strong on deadlifts but for some reasons I stopped after that 6th rep: I had at least one left in me with good form. I can’t complain though, that was success considering the last few days. Also, I didn’t feel like I worked out until much later: it usually hits me within an hour. It is amazing what not worrying about school does to one’s mood. I haven’t been so relaxed in a long time.