Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 1428
Taking a week off lifting because of exams. Haven't deloaded or taken any long resting period since summer anyway, so it might be needed.
What's your opinion on deloading? Should it only be done if I can't progress with the weights? Should I go back to max effort - try to push as hard as possible on the first workout or back down a bit and work up the weights through my previous best?
Top sets of five for this week are:
DL - 225
Bent over row - 155
Military press - 130
Obviously squat and DL are lagging considerably, but started out REALLY light on those as I'm still learning the new movement pattern and I'm not keen on re-injuring myself for the umteenth time. Probably going to reset military press and bench in the next couple of weeks, but squat, DL, and rows are feeling very strong still.
Found a new 24/7 gym with a good power rack. Hot girls everywhere. Heaps of room to power clean.
Unfortunately, they only have incline benches. They can be flattened, so I can use them in the power rack to bench press, but the middle section caves in slightly if I apply too much pressure to it.
Also, there's a HUGE difference in physiques between someone who gets to those lifting numbers using a strength program vs. one that gets there with a hypertrophy program.