This is pretty much all I feel like doing right now….
This guys got it all figured out…..
Hey buddy…can I borrow your eye liner?
I didn’t sleep much at all last night. I think it was a combination of lifting and the caffeine I drank ahead of time. It was a great lift though! So I guess it’s worth it??
I benched yesterday for an 8 rep max. I had no idea where I would end up with this. I started at 65 pounds and did 10 pound increments. I expected it to get hard around 105, but it didn’t. 115 even felt great. I felt like a rockstar, benching machine!!! Then I went to 125…..WAh, Wah, wah. I got six strong reps in, but on the 7th…it all went down hill, literally. Just like in my last meet, I have the tendency to drop the bar a few inches right when I get to my sticking point. This only happens after I’m tired or really straining. It’s strange because I still have more strength in me, but I just get to this dead zone. I’m sure it’s some kind of issue with my form. Oh well, good thing I had a spotter! Although I am curious to see how I’d react if I didn’t have some one there to save me. Maybe I’d work through it? An expert female lifter at my last meet was telling me some of her benching tales. She lifts alone and has had to roll the bar off her chest before. She was so nonchalant about it. “It’s not enough to kill you, so what if you can’t get it off your chest.” Yeah, she’s also the one that mops the floor with me.
Next up was more squats. For the love of all things holy, if all these reps don’t improve my max….I’m going to kill something…..like an ant or a goldfish or something. I did 5 sets of 10 at 145. As always, the first set was harder than the second and third. It was tough, but I just don’t think anything will ever suck as much as doing 5 sets of 20. I do feel a bit sore today though. Next week I’m on to 5 sets of 5. I’m sure I’ll be whimpering all over again because of the heavier weights.
When I got home last night, I felt pretty good. Although I did immediately regret my decision to bound up a flight of stairs when I was walking my dog in my park….feel the burn! But when i went to bed…I just couldn’t get comfortable. My neck hurt, my shoulders, my back, and my legs were pretty tight. Yeah, it sucked. I’m really hoping that tonight will be better. Maybe my joyous lift (more superset…barf) will tire me out enough???