Anyway, I was happy to be back in the gym. I added 5lbs to my working weights over the last cycle, which put me at 410lbs for my final set today. Last cycle in week1 I managed 405 x8. No rocket science here, I wanted 8 reps again today. However, I felt like absolute doodoo, and I considered just hitting the prescribed reps, but when I got to 5, I figured I'd keep going. I should mention that today was the first time I've tried a preworkout stim (jacked3d). I normally don't even drink caffeine. This made me feel so light headed and nauseus I really almost passed out a couple times, making the valsalva maneuver pretty impossible. I'll keep trying it for a bit and see if I can get used to it, since I hear such good things.
Also, I put my camera backwards like a moron and filmed the ground, so I don't know if my reps were high or legit (they did feel high). Okay, enough crying. It's good to be back.
In other news, I was accepted into graduate school. Go me.
Goals for today:
365x5 (I was all up on my toes and shit, real ugly warm ups)
Week 1 Progress over the last 10 cycles:
Did about 12 sets of bodyweight chins for5-10 reps. Just greasing the groove. These were done between front s quat doubles at 275lbs (5 sets).
Since I messed up filming, here was a 410lb 'paused' squat after my final working set: