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Athlete Journal, Entry 22: Training Through It
Still sick all week but able to train.
Warmup: 20min of mobility work
Add sling shot
Didn’t do as well as last week. Still sore from repetition day.
445×5,5,5,5 with 5sec pause
Shoulder Press with Thunder Thruster
Curls on Isolation bench including focused tricep extension
26kb x 12,12,12,12
Rolling Tricep Extension
Warmup: 20min mobility and rolling
Squats with briefs to give adductor a break
Didn’t go to depth on any of them
AFS Leg press with 1 leg
190×16,16,16 per side
Band Bad Girls
Moved repetition day to Thursday and was certainly feeling the one day earlier as I was still very sore from Monday. Hopefully this will improve my Monday workouts. I was totally prepared to recalibrate my rep day goal, so I was quite surprised when I crushed a PR for first set as well as 3 sets combined.
10min mobility work
225×30,16,12 for 58 total
Bicep Curls with focused tricep Ext.
These fasted sessions simply are not working with this cold. If I’m still sick next week, I’m going to have to move my workout to the afternoon so I can be well fed on protein first and ready for a carb load afterwards. It took me over two hours to finish this workout, although there were some interruptions with coaching, chasing around my 4-year-old, and showing the gym to potential members.
Bent Over rows – bar to midshin
Kettlebell Face Pulls
I could barely move my arms my rear delts were so on fire with lactic acid after the kettlebell face pulls. It was crazy.