Why can't I do five reps of this weight yet? Must be time to start taking in more calories!
I'm still working on getting deeper on these. Anybody ever do J&Presses? It looks like a J, thus the name. You bring the bar down, scoop it toward your chin, then push up. My powerlifting buddy told me they were his number one assistance exercise for improving bench.
DB Chest Press:
1x12x25 lb dumbells
2x10x25 lb dumbells
Kind of pathetic on the push-ups lately. I guess since I do them last, I'm pretty tired at this point.Squat Day
Aargh! I'm not improving as fast anymore. Well, for the next four week phase I'll use the same assumed 1RM and maybe I can get five reps of this weight. I have to say, this last set was really fun, even though I couldn't squat one more time. On the last squat I went pretty deep and felt like I wouldn't make it, then said something along the lines of "BLAAAAARCHGH!!!" (in my head, not out loud) and forced my way back up. I decided I might burst a blood vessel if I tried one more, so I racked it. The guy at the leg press was staring at me kind of funny.
Lunges with 25 lb plate overhead
On Sunday it was so dang nice out I went for a leisurely 30-35 minute run. I've mostly been doing sprints on my non-lifting days, so it was really nice to just do a long run outside. Tonight I'm planning on doing some HITT, then tomorrow, back to lifting heavy!