Last week was not so good. I’m very thankful it was scheduled off week. Lots of unneeded stress and then getting a bit of cold. I was kind of out of it. As my dad, said “this week is kicking your ass and it’s only Tuesday”. Had to reschedule a massage for Monday (supposed to be last week) with the stuff going on. Definitely needed it, my back, hamstrings and neck were very tight. Started trying out the new supplements last week too. Now time to see how they work with actual workouts haha.
Axle Clean and Jerks (one clean)
Seated Axle Lockouts (6” ROM)
Incline Barbell Bench Presses
Band Pull A-parts
Super Set: Paused Floor Dumbbell Extensions/Dumbbell Hammer Curls
27 Minutes of Stretching
I was legitimately nervous getting ready for this workout. Kind of
bordering on the good and bad kind of nervous. Started off with axle
clean and jerks. Pretty light weight to start but I knew my form was
going to be off. Probably didn’t help that I was leery about my biceps.
One thing I noticed right away was that my normal grip was too narrow
now as my arms and upper body are a bit larger than they were two years
ago. I didn’t pull as hard on the second pulls of the first two sets but
I got comfortable for the last one. The denseness threw me off a little
but I got better and adjusted during the sets. Legs were more sore than
anything from the lower body drive. From there, I moved on to seated
axle lockouts. Plan was a top triple. 300lbs felt so light that I
figured I’d be going up quite a bit. I went for another set but it was
too much this early. My triceps were really tired from these and I
really noticed it on the incline bench. Regular grip feels so weird
after doing nothing but really close grip for so long. Felt weird with
the form (can’t mimic my close grip style) so this was quite a bit
tougher than I would have liked. Made sure I got a spotter for the max
rep set. Hardest thing was locking out the weights. Moved on to the ol’
standby; band pull a-parts. These are usually a bit tougher after a
break but they weren’t as tough as I thought they’d be. None of the
usual shoulder aches. Last thing of the workout was a triceps/biceps
superset. All dumbbells; paused floor extensions and hammer curls.
Triceps were good, I like these extensions a lot. The dumbbells felt
heavy for the curls but once I started lifting them, that feeling went
away. Home for stretching.