Nothing really sore.
Run Every Day
Morning run before getting dressed or eating. Went 1.72 miles in 13:30 for a 7:52 pace. Felt pretty good for being so early.
Got to the gym for bench night before 6:30pm and warmed up with Crossover Symmetry Activation.
No B.S. Bench Press
- 2×252.5# (PR)
- 2×255# (PR)
9th week of the 2nd cycle. Supposed to hit four doubles at 40-50# over the base number, which would be 245-255#. In my notes for the night I hoped to hit 260#. When 245# and 250# didn’t feel awesome, I went for the small jumps on the next two sets, not even realizing it still put me in the proper range for the four working sets. Now I don’t feel as disappointed as I did during the lifts. Stupid that I would have felt bad about 2 PR sets anyway. Almost wish I had tried my original plan though and stuck with 5# jumps each set.
What I really like about this bench program is the slow progression from week to week even though the rep counts keep rotating.
Quiet night at the gym and I didn’t really have any plan for weightlifting. Had written down
C&J ? in my notes since I’d been working on snatches the last few weeks in preparation for the competition. After heavy bench, I decided to go with power cleans. How high could I go with triples? I’d never really tried.
I was happy with 107 kilos (~236#). Felt like I was getting slopping with the 2nd and 3rd reps so I did a couple of singles and it was 8pm. That hour of weightlifting went by really quick. I was taking my time between sets and enjoyed it.
I love the sound the bar makes when you drop it with reds on.