Fit Report – July 18th, 2017 – 5×5 Workout A

Yes, yes, I know it’s been a couple of weeks since I did a blog post, but in fairness, I’ve been on vacation. That being said, while I didn’t write about it, I did actually make it to the gym, albeit only three times instead of the six I’d hoped to do. Add that to not biking to work for two weeks, and well, it’s less activity than I’d have liked.

So anyway, on to today’s workout. Today was actually the first time I biked into work, as I had some errands yesterday that required the car. It means that my legs were probably as rested as they’ve been all season. It had also been a full week since I worked out though, so the app wanted me to deload. I didn’t deload as much as it wanted me to, since that always seems to be a bit much, instead dropping 10 lbs off of everything.

Squats were easier than they usually are, what with not biking for two weeks and not squatting for one. I only waited about two minutes between each set, which was nice. None of the sets felt particularly difficult, either.

I think the additional time off my have helped my shoulder. while I dropped bench press down to 110 lbs(5 lbs less than last time, 10 lbs less than I should be doing), today was the first bench press in ages where I didn’t really feel any pain/discomfort in my left shoulder. Maybe, just maybe, I’m on the mend there. We’ll have to see how it progresses as the weight increases.

Barbell row was actually tough today, even with dropping ten pounds, but I managed to do it all with only about two minutes between sets. I only waited two minutes as I was running out of time and needed to finish the workout.

For the sake of transparency, you’ll note that the weight section of the picture above shows an increase, up to 159.6 lbs. I put it in the app, but I’m not counting it here as it was a completely different time of day from my usual workout time, and my food/drink consumption would have been different, so it throws the numbers off. I’ll try and do a proper weigh-in when I go back to the gym later this week.

Finally, just as proof, here’s the screengrabs of my three vacation workouts. Note the two new personal bests for deadlifts, as well as the failed sets for overhead press. See you all later in the week.









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