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Athlete Journal, Entry 73 – Recovery Mode
I was pretty beat up going into Monday due to last Saturday being my first day of hitting heavy volume with bent over rows at 405lbs. Didn’t leave me much of a foundation for benching Monday.
Walking Bottoms Up
53×12,12,12,12 – Felt real strong here!
Overhead Band Tricep Extension
After Monday the cold I’ve been fighting for weeks kicked it up a notch and I ended up taking both Wednesday and Thursday off.
By Friday, even though I wasn’t better, I was itching to get in the gym, even if it was just to get some blood flowing. So I stopped in on my lunch break from work.
14” Box Squats
415×3,3 – I was planning on 20+ reps but was just moving too slow, so I moved on.
Leg Extensions x20,20,20
Front Raises x16,16,16
595×2, 645×2, 695×2 – Done in 45 seconds
Bent Over Rows