||[May. 29th, 2012|07:20 pm]
Side Raises 5/12
Front Raises 5/12
Today was ridiculously hot, I still should have gotten some conditioning in though. Need to stop vagging it up with that.
I've been realizing lately that I need to be doing a lot more bodybuilding lifting to put some muscle on. I'm not saying I'm going to take a break from heavy lifting, because all my core lifts are at all-time highs right now, but just getting a little stronger every week at the main lifts isn't going to bring me where I need to be.
More reps, more emphasis on the muscle, and less on just moving the weight, especially outside of main movements. If I can get two big sessions and two small sessions in every week with a couple days of conditioning work, I think that'd bring me to the next level.
Realistically though, things aren't too bad.
Squat - 240 for 3 the other day ties a personal best. 275 is right around the corner.
Bench 225 for 1, just missed two on these. Ties a personal best, and this was using a close grip vs the wider grip I used to use.
Trap Bar Deadlift 360 for 2 - Best deadlift ever. Thinking about moving back to conventional style though, these are pretty easy most of the time.
I don't want to change everything all at once, because why change it when I'm making so much progress in the gym and things are actually working? I think what I'd like to do is build up to a max on 5/3/1 lifts like I've been doing, then drop the weight and rep out after the main lift is over. With that squat, I could do 185 for 12-15 after the main lift is over.
Bottom line, I need to be working harder on the rep work to add mass. And without a doubt eating more, lots of work to do this summer.