So today was the first day in months that I’d set myself up for a proper workout, back on it as I like to say, but I made sure I swallowed my pride and my ego when I was planning the workout, I ensured that I made the weights a little bit lighter than the last time I did a proper workout.
The reason being I went lighter is not because I think I am weaker than a few months ago (which I probably am) and I know that I could get pretty close to the weights I was lifting from my last leg day, but I also know that if I went too heavy to begin with, after not lifting for so long, that I’d be sore as fuck tomorrow, and the next day especially, and I’d also probably fail on a few reps, which is a big no no when starting up again.
So I lightened the load by about 15-20% on squats, and about 10% on the assistance exercises, and it paid off because everything felt spot on, I hit all reps, and I felt fucked by fantastic by the end of the session.
Sure it took me 75 minutes rather than the normal 50-55 minutes, but I was slower than I normally am in setting each exercise up, and needed a little extra rest between a few sets, but that was to be expected considering the time off.
By going lighter, by taking a bit of extra time in the planning and execution of the workout today, I ensure that I not only completed it all, but that I felt great afterwards, and being the person who writes down all his workouts, I can see that it will be about mid February and I should be back up to the same weights as I was lifting in Oct last year, which will leave me about 10 months of the year to improve on them, yeah, that’s doable I think pmsl.
Anyway, here’s today’s leg day workout…
|Barbell Good Mornings||8||51.5kg|
|Barbell Good Mornings||10||46.5kg|
|Barbell Good Mornings||10||41.5kg|
|Barbell Good Mornings||12||36.5kg|
|Dumbbell Single Leg Calf Raise||8||21kg|
|Barbell Glute Bridge||8||109kg|
|Barbell Glute Bridge||10||109kg|
|Barbell Glute Bridge||10||99kg|
|Barbell Glute Bridge||12||99kg|
I whacked on some of the Transdermal Technologies After Spray, so as to reduce the DOMs I know I’ll be feeling tomorrow, it usually works, but seeing as though it’s been a fair while since my last workout, I’m expecting it to not work so well this next few days lol.
I’ve started to keep my food intake logged on MyFitnessPal again too, in case you’re nosey as to what I eat, go take a looksy here: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/WeeMikeSilver?date=2015-01-05.
Right, i’m off, sorting out a eating plan for a friend, and then it’s bed early for the first time in a few weeks for me, and I need it tonight, because I’m fucked!
Until next time…