Slow Progress

No golf today with shitty weather. Out in the garage before lunch.

Year of the Engine – Polarized

30:00 Airdyne
** Endurance pace with 7s sprint @ 5, 10, 15, 20, 25

Feels like I haven’t done one of these polarized workouts in forever and just about, because it has been 2 weeks! Got 889 calories and 18.13 km.

Kevin came over in the afternoon to lift.

No B.S. Bench Press

  • 10×45#
  • 10×95
  • 4×135
  • 4×175
  • 4×205
  • 4×220
  • 4×235
  • 4×240
  • 4×245
  • 4×240

The working sets were supposed to be 3×4 @ 245-250, but with the way last week went I wanted to play it safe and err on the side of getting all four reps each set instead of going too heavy and only doing three. On the 245 set, that 4th rep may have been the longest rep I’ve ever done, but I fought it out. My right side is definitely weaker too.

I looked back at the first cycle and I did:

  • 8×45
  • 8×95
  • 4×135
  • 4×175
  • 4×205
  • 4×225
  • 3x4x240

So today had 220 and 235 compared to just 225, plus five pounds more on the middle working set. Progress I guess, but I was hoping for more over 9 weeks.

Today I noticed that Kevin’s hands were in much closer than mine. Maybe I’ve gotten too wide with my grip? Though, later in the evening I found a T Nation article and if I’m measuring correctly, I’m pretty close to the recommendation.

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Nick Momrik

I'm searching for my first hole-in-one. I enjoy being active and making things. I work for Automattic.

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