Squats 3x5 185. After my second set my hamstrings were killing me, so I did the third set and they pretty much hurt the whole time, and my legs feel totally dead now. Oh well. In preparation for my DOMs, here's some DOM, have a good day everyone.
All right, last month was a nightmare. I'm posting my goals here so they're much easier for me to find, and this is the only place where anyone cares about them.
1. 13+ workouts this month
2. 5+ of them hockey related
3. Do a fine job dieting
a. No insane cheats besides Thanksgiving
b. No fast food until after Thanksgiving
4. Down at least 5lbs. from the 224.5 I am today.
Should be relatively easy. Definitely got ****ed out of a hockey practice today though. So upsetting.
Squats 3x5 205, felt better than the 185 last time, and I feel like form was better. Saw a couple juicy tidbits in the beginners or form check section about high bar squatting, tried to implement, think I did a decent job. Bottom line is I need to get videos up so I can get some confirmation on this.
Bench 2x10 135 1x6 135
DL 1x3 245
Let's see how this feels tomorrow, looking forward to it.
Press 2x5 125 1x4 125. Had to go to a different gym than I usually lift at because of above post, and the bar that I used for my press had like a hexagonal handle. Not a big fan. Anyone else experience this?
Chin ups 1x2
Back extensions 2x12 20lbs. 1x8 20lbs. Thought I was crushing my balls, didn't want to explode.
I don't remember my depression with regards to working out. All I know is now, when I work out, any time I hit the gym, or ice, or run, whatever, I feel way better than if I don't mentally. I think that's pretty consistent among most people, but I can't imagine working out often now and being depressed at the same time. Even if I'm bothered by setbacks/injury, my mental state is still pretty good when exercising.
Went to the Doctor on Monday and got my shoulder diagnosed along with my chest/back. The chest/back issue he said there's nothing to really worry about, things like that can take 6 months+ to heal or become pain free and that lifting and otherwise exercising won't make it any worse. So that was good. My shoulder issue was actually a biceps tendon problem and he gave me three options on fixing it, physical therapy, a cortisone shot, or surgery which he said he preferred as a last resort. PT was probably not a great option because I've had the issue for 2+ years now, so we ended up going with a cortisone shot, and he shot me up and told me not to do anything for a few days and then go light with higher reps as opposed to more weight for a while and if I was still having issues in 3-4 weeks come back and we would do an MRI and go over some surgical options. So today I finally went to the gym for the first time in 1083439y2572457 years. Yeah, there's a y in there.
Squats 3x5 155 My legs were totally ripped apart even before my third set. Sad. But not as sad as I'm going to be trying to move tomorrow.
Bench 3x5 135. Second set my left elbow was feeling a sharp pain, then for the third set I made sure I had good form and there was literally no pain whatsoever, so I'll have to stay focused on that.
DL 1x5 185. :-/ So concerned with form on this. Need some film. Also will have to replace my lost weight belt too.