Today was the quietest Monday delivering parcels for 6 weeks, which is about fucking time, I’m hoping for a quieter week in total too. Mainly so that I can partly recover from the last six ha!
Anyhoo, 6:15am arrival at the depot, delivered and collected 102 stops, left the depot at 5:15pm, 11hrs, boom, shortest day for 3 weeks too, saweet!
Got home, hot, sweaty, sticky and feeling pretty grubby. Opened an ice cold beer and poodled in the garden for 30 minutes, my way of chillaxing from the hectic day.
Then went and did 2 quick sets of deadlifts. 1 set @ 87.5kg x 5 reps and 1 set @ 107.5kg x 5 reps.
The 2nd set felt pretty tough, which was to be expected seeing as though it’s been several months or more since I’ve done any, but I’m happy doing 1.5 x body weight (I think) after that long without doing any.
The plan this week is to do something heavy every day. Only 2 sets at 5 reps each of something heavy will see me back into the swing of things and then next week I’ll start adding a few more sets to a few movements.
Think I’m going to literally stick to my big 5 and see how I feel.
Deadlifts, Squats, Overhead Press, Weighted Chin Ups and Weighted Push Ups.
I did 2 sets of 5 reps @ 47.5kg Overhead Presses on Sunday to see how I felt and like the deadlifts the 2nd set was tough, but again I’ll take it as I’ve not done them for a long while either.
I’m going to jump on the scale tomorrow morning, just out of interest to see what I weigh at the moment. Also to have some kind of gage of what kind of weight I’m lifting in comparison to bodyweight, which is what I’ve always gone on.
Rather than aiming for a certain figure weight wise, I normally aim for a certain percentage over my bodyweight, that way I feel I can better gauge my strength in comparison to others.
Which has never been important to me, comparing myself to others. But being a small guy I’ve always kept an eye on percentages so that on the odd occasion I do feel like comparing myself to others, I can do so more fairly.
Anyhoo, I’m hungry now. Time for some steak burgers and bacon followed by another ice cold beer.
Until next time…