Tuesday, January 08, 2008

01/07/08 Sub-Maximal Bench Press

Sub-Maximal Effort Bench Press
Bench Press 185x5, 205x5, 245x3, 285x3, 305x3, 325x3x3
Overhead Chain Extensions 4x8
Lying Band Rows 4x12
Overhead Press 5x3

Whoa, almost one month off and my endurance is in the crapper! All that English beer & Grub takes it out of you when you arent used to it, how does Andy Bolton do it?

Well its nice to get back, total deloads arent good for me, I tend to get depressed and have a hard time sleeping. Unfortunately the area of Engaland I was in did not have any gyms, and the closest one was around 45 minutes away. Had I not gotten an "Under Than Honorable Discharge years ago, I would have been able to lift on the base I used to be stationed at. Oh well, so much for being a young punk in the military....

Onto the lifting, I decided to take it easy tonight, taking such a long layoff plays with your confidence (at least it does mine). I mean I realize your not going to lose all your strength, but my mentality for some stupid reason is if I stop lifting I feel I lose everything, even for short periods of time, I cant imagine Im the only one that feels this way.

Bench was strong feeling and I definitely could have hit more, but I want to ease back into my powerlifting. Aint nothing worse then over-doing it and not being able to lift for a week.

The overhead work was inspired by all the Strongman competitions I watched over in England. Too bad they didnt cover this sport more in the states. I'll tell you what, if I wasnt so damn short I would love to give Strongman a try, but Im like a friggin hobbit for chrissakes! Even worse after a heavy squat session!

Well thats about it from here, its good to be back and training again. And the world is beautiful as our New England Patriots went 16-0 and are poised to go 19-0 becomning the superbowl champs, life is good.


Keep it Dark, Keep it Heavy!!!

1 comment:

NHPowerLifter said...

What is with this 3x3 crap? I thought you were a singles man?

Sub Maximal = Sub Par