Friday 01 February 2013
5/3/1 Wave 4, Week 2, Day 2: 3's
Close grip bench press
Only 40 total. Seems like a big drop off from 60kg but I'll get it soon.
Neutral grip pull ups
These were no where near as good as yesterday. It seems like I'm very weak at the bottom of the lift. Going to do a bit of research into what can fix it.
Trap bar shrugs - 350 method
50 total reps. Up to 90kg next week.
DB hammer curl
36 total reps. Try again next week.
Either I weight these or I start doing hanging knee raises.
Today's session was OK. This is my 10th day low carb so I was expecting to be a bit weaker and it shows in that my higher volume stuff has dropped a little.
I weighted in todat at 250.8lbs which means I dropped 13.6lbs in 10 days. I got my skin fold measured (forgot to write them down) but they had all gone up even from when I started. This means I am lighter and stronger than just before Christmas but my body fat percentage has increased... I have two possible reasons:
- Something is going pretty wrong in my diet/training but I don't know what.
- Because my muscles are depleted the skinfold measurements are different to when the muscles are full of glycogen. I don't know the science behind it but I have read some anecdotal accounts after a quick google search.
- Mike who runs my gym is becoming more skilled with pulling the skin from the underlying muscle and in doing so pinches more skin between the calipers. I this is the case any deviation in error should even out.
More worryingly my waist measurement has gone up (again, forgot to write it down).
This is a long term plan so short term bumps like this won't put me off.