Really good lift today. I had some back pain but I managed to fight through it for the most part.
Here are the numbers.
Deadlift – 12×135, 12×135, 12×135
(Kept the same weight even though I dropped from 15 to 12 reps. This was to keep my back from acting up. I was a little sore but managed to do all the lifts. An interesting thing happened when I did these. I noticed the vein in my arm that extends from the back of my hand to the crook of my elbow. It was POPPING out. The first time I noticed this might have been the most awesome moment in my entire gym going life. It’s still showing somewhat even 5 hours later. My wife even commented on it. I can’t stop staring.
More evidence of losing weight in stupid places, I guess. Still AWESOME, but come on. I’m losing weight in my forearms now?)
Dumbbell incline bench press – 12×45, 12×50, 10×50
(Felt like I needed to bump up the weight here to make some sort of progress. My right shoulder started popping in the middle of these. What is that about? Couldn’t finished that last set. I hit the wall.)
Bulgarian split squat – 12xBW, 12xBW, 12xBW
(Still doing these with just body weight because I don’t want to hate life right now. I need to suck it up and get something. Maybe I’ll swallow my pride one day and grab some 5’s or 10s.)
Mixed grip lat pulldown – 12×135, 12×135, 10×135
(Hit the wall here too. Couldn’t get that last set done. Sucks because I ended up doing one side more then the other. Very annoying.)
Romanian deadlift – 12×65, 12×65, 12×65
(If I ever deserved a pat on the head it was right here. First I put 10’s on the bar. I know – miraculous. The very first rep gave me the same old back pain. Instead of bailing, I tightened my abs as hard as I could and went back for more. Every rep from then on was much better. I don’t know. Sometimes I think the whole back thing might be in my head. When I commit to doing it, come hell or high water, I usually get it done. For a while anyway. Then I get stupid, add too much weight, and hurt myself again.)
Swiss ball lateral roll – 12×15, 12×15, 12×15
(These are still stupid and I’ll probably never know if I’m doing them right.)