As odd it may seem after today (Big snow storm), today was my last day of school! Now I’m into my FINAL spring break! WOOOHOOO! A little over a week off then it is back to the books for the HOME STRETCH! Senior year coming down to the wire AHHH. It will certainly be nice to focus on some other things rather then school for a little bit. Regardless, lets talk fitness!
I woke up feeling pretty groggy for some reason. I’m sure alot had to do with the snow storm and also due to the fact that my siblings all had school off and I didn’t! I also had 2 exams staring me down so that didn’t help. Regardless, I shoveled the driveway with my father and began the day. I knew I wassn’t going to be able to hit the gym before class because I still do not have a car (Still in the shop) and I am at the hold of my mother driving me so the gym would have to wait.
Following my two classes, I slammed down my preworkout meal of 4OZ Chicken+1 Cup Chopped Spinach+1 handful leafy spinach+ 1/4 Cup BARLEY! By the way I am loving the taste of this barley. I was hitting chest and triceps today so I was very interested going into the workout about how having 3 meals in me rather then one would feel.
Chest Week 2 5/3/1 Training Weight 255
70% 3 180
80% 3 205
90% 3 230
Shortcut to size. 3 sets 6-8 reps
195(6) 200(6) 205(6) 155(12) 135 Wide Grip (10)
Reverse Grip Incline Dumbbell Press 45(8)x3
Incline Dumbbell Flye 35(8)x3
Cable Crossover low to high 30LB Pin (8)x3
Tricep Pushdown 120LB Pin (8)x3
1 Arm Overhead Cable Ext 30.5 Pin (8)x3
Close Grip Bench 150(8)x3
Few notes on this workout. 1. The pump I was getting was awesome with these added carbs! Felt great. 2. 5/3/1 is getting heavy! Trying to hit my numbers for shortcut to size post 5/3/1 is really challenging me. But hey, it never gets easier, you just get stronger! And 3. I need to rearrange close grip bench to sooner in the workout. Hitting that compound lift at the end is really not giving that exercise a fair chance!
Also check out this video I found for some great advice on the flye. I am certainly going to apply this next chest workout. http://youtu.be/R0tUj9UdzLo
Then to hit my calorie requirements I just through experimented with a little All natural peanut butter and 1 whole egg. I just cracked the egg, put it in the microwave for 30 seconds, then put 1/2 tbsp pb ontop, back into the microwave for 30 more seconds and enjoy. Not bad for a last minute after thought. I’m not one to really eat late at night but I am excited to see how I feel tomorrow morning following this late night meal.
Tomorrow is another chance for opportunity everyone! Let’s get a great night rest and take tomorrow with a FULL HEAD OF STEAM! CHASING THE TOP every day guys! Let’s get it! Try the workout, shout me out, hit me up! Goodnight to all! 🙂