12.29.11Quote: “If my mind’s the weapon, then my heart’s the extra clip.” – The Movielife
Two really great things happened today: I not only got eight hours of sleep last night for the first time in ages, but it was also my first full, non-holiday, day off from both jobs in just about as long. Knowing I only had to take care of the things I wanted/needed to while been much more rested than usual meant three things: it was time to do some serious work, inside and outside the gym.
While none of today’s lifts were anything to write home about, I was exceptionally pleased with the session. Form is improving on regular and front squats, my chest/tri and bis are starting to feel stronger, and my body doesn’t feel quite as beaten from this split any more – meaning numbers should, ideally, keep going up.
I also didn’t feel pressed for time during today’s session: I knew exactly how the rest of my day was going to go and I already had done a lot of what I needed to before walking into the gym. I always try to “leave it all outside the door” but some days it is easier said than done. Today it was easy.
In addition to the gym, I also was able to read and note Leslie Heywood’s Bodymakers (an excellent sociological analysis of female bodybuilding), work on a couple of VeganAtlas articles, make myself a great dinner and dessert, and start thinking about my 2012 goals more in depth (which I'll putting up on here and on my tumblr). All-in-all, solid day and I still haven't even had dessert!Work out:
10 minutes/95 caloriesDumbbell Bench Press
1x3x25 (Grabbed the wrong amount of weight; didn’t realize it until after the set. Pleased.)
Had to move to barbell because someone else was using the one set of 20s my gym has …Barbell Bench Press
3x10x45Incline Dumbbell Bench Press
1x8x15Hammer Dumbbell Curl
1x10x20 (Rep increase; time to move up to 25lbs)
1x6x20Machine Chest Press
(Not sure how helpful these actually are. Will probably switch to flys next week.)Machine Triceps Extension
(People hogging the dumbbells; I know I can’t do this much weight with DBs.)EZ-Bar Curl
2x10x40 (These felt like nothing. Weird.)Barbell Squat
2x8x100 (Speed with form focus.)Front Squat
1x8x75 (Weight increase/more reps than I expected/Ifuckinglovethese.)Seated Calf Raise
2x12x145 (Thisisn’treallife.)Incline Leg Press
2x5x145Seated Leg Curl
2x10x90 (Rep increase for sure)
Macros: 38/147/184 (thus far)
I made the biggest thing of curry ever tonight.
To put it into perspective, it's next to a 28 oz. bottle of Sriracha.