Something’s happening, I said to myself this morning as I took my early morning walk.
This had popped into my brain as soon as I tried to make my legs go at a decent pace.
Legs hurt you see.
From that killer session on Saturday, hard to believe how only four or so ‘real’ sets could make you sore to the bone.
I had pushed though, with all I had, I knew there was not another rep in me; I had also pushed up the poundage, another win in the war against the iron.
This is why keeping records is of paramount importance. If you don’t know what you did in weight and reps, how can you beat it?
How can you progress?
This iron work we do- use to be called -progressive weight training. For good reason, it should be progressive to gain.
Don’t forget that.
Here’s what you should do –its very simple.
The night before your training session, have a little look through your training and nutrition log.
Look to see what you lifted last session and pre set your mind to improving on it.
I make notes from the last session onto a very small pad, from my main logbook.
This then stays with me during the session so I can refer to it often. The goal is to simply DO BETTER.
Don’t use a phone.
Don’t think you will remember.
You sort of remember ‘a little’ –was that 8 reps or 10 last time?
Not good enough—you need to know to the rep and kg.
All it takes is pen to paper.
This makes a connection from mind to body.
Please do this simple thing.
Make notes—then…DO BETTER.
Gym Brain And Brawn
Chest And Back
Abs and Hyperextensions as a warm up
Thick Bar Rack Bench
Jump Set With
Rack Dead Lifts
On both of these I started at 5’s and then 3’s then singles
Bench I got up to 105kg
Dead Lifts 210kg
Quick Notes On These
Then pins are set so I start from a dead stop
On Bench it’s about 2 inch off my pecs, a sticking point for me
Dead Lifts are set just below the knee – no straps just over under grip
Jump sets are super sets but not rushed
The hit is done very fast though …
Hammer Chest Press 27.5 aside 10 reps 2 forced
Pullovers 27.5kg 12 reps
Chin 20kg added 8 reps -dropped plate off another 3 reps
Girls did this- Jo and Debs
Hammer Row Machine 37.5kg aside 20 reps
Dips 20kg added 12 reps last 2 took an age to lock out
Another awesome session and in many movements I had beaten my previous efforts.
Simple – look to see what you did before and with everything you have beat it. Then eat, rest and grow x
Keep pushing on old lad x
Love to ya all Ian