Hey Ya'll! Thanks for checkin' in! So far I really like the new program. I'm hoping to see some good gains!
I decided I won't be doing that ab thingy as it really sucks and I'll probably be knocking down the weight on the rows so I don't stall out after 2 weeks!
I've been eating an extra meal lately before bed - ice cold water or soy milk, pea protein, peanut and sesame oils. (not the tastiest but adds in a few extra kcals). Bill Starr Intermediate 5x5 Day Two
This was my first time to ever really do front squats. I found a couple nice surprises.
1) my back is easily more upright and feels WAY more comfortable.
2) it's far more difficult to use the same weight as back squats.
3) my wrists needs some mobility work! OUCH!
4) my abdominal region was more taxed than with back squats, requiring more activation for stability. This also got my heart rate and breathing going faster.
1x5 - 59kg
1x5 - 74kg
2x5 - 89kg
Incline DB press: First time doing these also. used adjustables and don't like them. I'll prob go back to barbell next time.
1x5 - 14.5kg each
1x5 - 22.5kg each
1x5 - 32.5kg each
Deads: Any discomfort that I had in my lower back before these quickly went away as the sets progressed...SO thankful!
1x5 - 98kg
1x5 - 105kg
1x5 - 124kg
1x5 - 144kg
all no beltassistance exercises:
I started doing sets of dips and biceps curls only to realize that's Friday's work! OOPS!
3 x 12 HLR - slow and controlled, focusing on a good abdominal contraction. (I know it's easy for me to rely on the hip flexors to get me legs up)
After, I shot some hoops for about 20-30 minutes - nothing serious.
Another note: Since using a wider stance for squats on Monday, my inner thighs have some HUGE DOMS! feels great!
I discovered new muscles!