AAaand here I am again, returning to VBB after several weeks of absence. I guess I just have to admit I'm somewhat forum-lazy. Well, atleast my better half, candyflip, has been rather active.
Unlike in previous summers, this June was pretty active gym-month for me. I had 19 good workouts and due to that, I managed to keep little more weight on. For the past 3-4 years I've always dropped below 70 kilos / 154 lbs during summers but now I'm steadily at 72-73 kg. I don't have any hard figures but I'd say my fat% is pretty much the same it has been in summers before, so it looks like I've managed to really gain some muscle. I'm definitely stronger than year ago, so it seems I'm in pretty good starting position for winter's workouts. In this month I've had my vacation and travelled a little, so I probably won't make more than 10-12 workouts. Well, one lighter month in a year can't hurt, now can it?
Now that my vacation is about to end and I'm able to train normally, I also changed my workout program. In May and June I did longer sets (10-15 reps) and focused on isolating moves and smaller muscle groups. Now I've shifted my focus completely and will have more compound moves, double the sets and half the reps. For example, in Tuesday I squatted 8 (sets) x 6 (reps) x 130 kg / 286 lb (btw, in January I squatted 4x7 with 80 kg, so I've made some progress there) and benched 8x6x80 kg / 176 lb. I also started paying attention to recovery time between sets and will try to keep it no longer than a 1.5 minutes, usually 60 seconds sharp.
As this is little experimental for me, please share your thoughts if you have any!
p.s I added a fresh photo to my pics-thread so check it out and comment, thanx