Not a great session today. As I'm at a different gym I couldn't really do box jumps. I think they help massively with getting me ready to be explosive and warm me up well for that. So not doing them meant I wasn't feeling as good as I should have been on them. My left knee was feeling a little bit of pain and my left quad also was feeling a bit odd/some pain. Decided to only do 10 sets instead of the 15 I would have done.
Deadlifts were good on the other hand. Increased weight to 125kg and was still very fast - I'm very happy with my speed on them. Also tried hack squat. Felt ****ing odd and 80kg was not easy at all - expected to rock up and do like 4 plates like leg press easily. I'm not sure whether all hack squats are like this or just this machine. It just felt odd - knees came too far forward because the platform to put your feet on was rather small I think. Then did some lying leg curls and abs. Grip work was just using the gripper machine and holding onto a barbell with one hand.
Decent speed bench but I'm at my old gym and it's a bit of a different feel with different bars and bench so kinda thrown me off a little. Not bad if you take those into account though.
Rest was okay. Not much to say really. Incline was a bit odd - I did like 28.5kg or 29kg and I could only get 7 reps. I think the incline was just quite a bit more steeper and DBs bit heavier but, yes, that's quite odd. Used what I think is 18-20kg for 3x15 after just because I didn't want to do heavy.
Chest supported rows weren't bad. Tried use some other Hammer Strength things like incline etc. but they felt awkward so I didn't do it.
Pretty pleased with 190x3. Wasn't extremely difficult and COULD have possibly tried another rep and tried grinding it out for a minute but I think it's better to save a little than have a high risk of failing. Then did some front squats. Limiting factor very much keeping my arms up. Didn't really want to do high reps so I did triples but 6 sets instead. Not hard but decent in that I kept the form FAIRLY well so I hope that helps rather than make it look ugly as **** but get it.
Then just some machine crap, back raises and abs. Just trying to slowly raise the weights on those.
(Original post by Becca)
Not much point doing FS for more than triples IMO unless very light or going for some sort of rep record.
Probably but the phase I'm in calls for high rep work and I have done 80kg for 4x10 which was brutal but more like what I should have done. Mix of me being lazy and also didn't feel like having the worst form on them just to get more reps. This was still somewhat challenging.
Not displeased with 102.5x3 but I really was hoping to hit that 4th rep. My form kinda crumbled though and it's something that I really need to improve. Find it hard to keep it all tight for 3+ reps. OHP was quite nice. Hopefully they increase quite quickly but we'll see. Just did some more volume (kinda) and then hit some heavy triples.
Pull-ups felt good. Was going to do dips but decided not to as shoulders didn't feel 100% so I did some floor pin pressing instead. Was quite good. Should try do more of this to really push my triceps instead of smaller extension movements.