Starting from scratch - one last push to sanity

Discussion in 'Public Journals' started by s man, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. dirtyvest

    dirtyvest Moderator

    Messages:
    14,261
    Likes Received:
    4,233
    Been there, done that... it's no fun at all
     
  2. s man

    s man Elite Member

    Messages:
    4,158
    Likes Received:
    412
    I've done funner things. Worst part is the wife has to take the eldest to college interviews now so I have to walk 3 miles to get the car. Was sweating buckets just popping down to get the little one. On the plus side MOT passed with not even a minor and they found a hairline crack in the coolant tank that was the cause of the leak under heavy load so fingers crossed I dodged a big one there.
     
  3. dirtyvest

    dirtyvest Moderator

    Messages:
    14,261
    Likes Received:
    4,233
    Bonus on solving that coolant issue
     
  4. s man

    s man Elite Member

    Messages:
    4,158
    Likes Received:
    412
    Cooled down enough to train. Still a bit red and warm but gotta MTFU and crack on

    Bench press
    20x20, 40x12, 60x8, 80x6, 100x3, 130x8, 105x13

    Seated iso press
    130x8, 90x11,

    Seated machine press
    103x11, 91x10, 71x14

    Lat raise
    20x10, 32x10, 20x13 drop 14x10 pause x4 pause x4

    Dips
    Bw x 18, +15kg x 12, bw x 12

    Db skulls
    22x10, 18x10, 14x8

    Tricep x pushdown
    18x9, 14x12, 11x13

    Seated calf raise
    45x12, 85x12 drop to slow standing bw x 20

    Not to bad considering poor diet and other things the last few days. Bench up on back off by a rep. Machine press up on top set by a rep. Lat raise up 2kg. Dips up on reps on both plus an extra bw set. Skulls down a bit but I think dips being in instead of pec dec effected them more so all good. Changed to x pushdown which pumped the crap out of the tris.

    All in all ok.
     
  5. dirtyvest

    dirtyvest Moderator

    Messages:
    14,261
    Likes Received:
    4,233
    Upper body when feeling tender can be entertaining, all looks solid enough there tho
     
  6. s man

    s man Elite Member

    Messages:
    4,158
    Likes Received:
    412
    Leg day fun today. Funny ache in my left quad the last few weeks. Feels almost like an isolated pip type lump pain but I've not put a shot in there in a long long time. It's leaving me a bit cautious as I know a few who've had slight aches like it and then gone on to get a tear. That said a job needed to be jobbed.

    Leg press
    140x14, 220x12, 300x10, 360x6, 400x2, 435x11, 335x12, 245x20

    Romanian split squat
    20x10, 30x10, 40x10

    Seated leg curl
    71x12, 111x12, 111x12 pause x 5

    Seated ham curl
    71x12, 111x13, 111x8 + partials

    Lying ham curl
    31x12, 45x12, 50x10

    Good girls
    93 + purple and green bands x 20 drop 93x10 + partials. All reps super slow with pause at top and bottom

    Leg press calf raise
    140x12, 200x14, 220x14

    Seated calf raise
    60x12, 80x12, 100x10, 60x14

    Ok session. Leg discomfort died after a bit. Leg press, seated ham curl, seated calf raise and split squat were up in weight. Good girls were up in reps. Everything else held fairly steady. Volume was up overall on last week as well so very happy with that as I felt like crap on leg day the last few weeks but today felt amazing
     
  7. dirtyvest

    dirtyvest Moderator

    Messages:
    14,261
    Likes Received:
    4,233
    Good girls with bands..... do I detect an IG fitness babe following on the horizon
     
  8. s man

    s man Elite Member

    Messages:
    4,158
    Likes Received:
    412
    If only! Weight stacks just too light so I’m having to improvise. Noticed since I’ve done these more regular squats and leg press went up a lot easier. Legs look a lot better to now that I have adductors lol
     
  9. s man

    s man Elite Member

    Messages:
    4,158
    Likes Received:
    412
    Out of sync a wee bit this week with all the happenings so Push 2 went in today.

    Rack pulls
    60x14, 100x12, 140x8, 180x6, 220x2, 280x5, 220x14

    Bent bb row
    60x10, 100x6, 140x10, 100x12 - all slow and controlled

    Pull up
    x10, x5, x5, x5 Minimal rest slow and paused at top and bottom

    Rear delt cab x
    18x10, 21x9+partials, 16x14+partials

    BB shrugs
    100x12, 140x12, 180x12, 220x12

    Plate preacher curl
    15x10, 20x10, 25x10, 30x14

    Db curl
    18x6, 22x13 drop 14x10

    Single arm preacher machine
    29x13, 21x14, 9x12 tut on last set. 5 seconds up and down

    Cracking wee session that. @dirtyvest loved the plate preachers. Burn came in crazy on the last few reps and was a very comfortable movement.

    Racks were up in reps. Felt pretty wiped out after them though so concentrated on very slow precise form on the rows. Was completely screwed by that point and the LPD was in use so did what I could on pull-ups instead. Again kept it slow with full paused stretch at the bottom and a pause at the top to. Rear x went back in for the first time in weeks and again concentrated on slow form here to. Added in shrugs and quickly remembered why I stopped doing them as they tend to pull something in my left pec. Bit tender now but such is life. Found my range on the new preacher movement so will start progressing this after this week. Db curl was up a rep and preacher machine was up 2kg for equal reps. Nice end to a burning week lol
     
  10. dirtyvest

    dirtyvest Moderator

    Messages:
    14,261
    Likes Received:
    4,233
    Good aint they. Nice session again bud.
     
  11. s man

    s man Elite Member

    Messages:
    4,158
    Likes Received:
    412
    Still alive! Just took a few days off of all internet use and social media. Find it quite refreshing now and again to switch off my phone and head back to the 90’s lol

    Got 5 days of training in this week and averaged 15k steps a day. Dam near killed me in this heat but kids factor 50 saved my skin at least. Definitely feel beat up and even popped a Diazepam Wednesday to get a good sleep in. Unfortunately I was still screwed the next day from it so had a real stoner session Thursday that saw some really crazy lifting including 50kg db inclines for 20 with slow deep form even though it was the 4th pec movement and 5th heavy set lol. I only stopped at 20 due to my arm giving way otherwise I think I’d still be there now!

    Normal service to resume next week.......although I have to admit to feeling a lot less agitated having disconnected from the internet world for a bit so who knows
     
  12. dirtyvest

    dirtyvest Moderator

    Messages:
    14,261
    Likes Received:
    4,233
    Sounds like a good week, mate, for me the net is an escape for the real life frustrations LOL I rarely let anything on the web bother TBH DB strength looking grand
     
  13. s man

    s man Elite Member

    Messages:
    4,158
    Likes Received:
    412
    Don't really get bothered by much either. Just find it nice not to be a slave to it and the constant flux of information.

    Today was a good day

    Bench press
    20x20, 60x10, 80x8, 100x4, 120x2, 140x5, 110x12

    Iso press
    125x9, 90x12, 80x13

    Seated machine press
    103x10, 92x9+partial, 71x14

    Lying lat raise
    18x10, 23x13 drop 18x8+partials

    Dips
    bwx14, +15kgx12 drop bwx10

    Db french press
    16x8, 22x10, 18x12

    Single arm pushdown - all done left to right with no break
    23x10, 18x10, 9x12

    Well then. Bench set up felt so good that despite there being no spotter I decided to go for the 3 plates on my own. All reps with a super slow decent and exploded up. Proper happy as I set a target of getting 140x9 by the end of the year and I'm half way there now in July. Everything else held pretty steady. Dips and machine press gained a rep at the top. Left arm was weak as so I lost a couple on the FP. No fucks given as I'm ripping 3 plates lol. Now mentally I know I can un rack and control it time to push on.
     
  14. dirtyvest

    dirtyvest Moderator

    Messages:
    14,261
    Likes Received:
    4,233
    Double digits on 140 would be pretty nice stuff
     
  15. s man

    s man Elite Member

    Messages:
    4,158
    Likes Received:
    412
    Nothing much to report. Between the heat, increased heat from Tren and averaging 2-4 hours of broken sleep a night all reps are down. Weights are holding steady so all is good there.

    On the plus side it’s more sides than I’ve had from Tren in years and I’m using sod all of it compared to previous so at least it’s likely real lol I’m at least looking good from it which is a plus and the god like confidence and well being that everyone references but I’ve never had is there. Which is nice.