Another week has passed. The stag-do happened, so did 14 hours of driving, 2 nights of drinking, ¾ a bottle of Mount Gay Rum and ‘lads’ nutrition. Please consult Google for this. If this comes up with dodgy stuff then that will serve me right for not checking before hand…
So overall, not the healthiest of weekends – but completely worth it. What’s the point if you can’t let your hair down once in a while? You only live once.
However today there is a new marker in the ground. This one has been drilled down into the earth. Down into Mordor.
The rest of 2017 is now focused around the lean bulk. Getting nutrition on point, training right and specifically for me. No ‘bro lifts’, no excuses. I set out at the start of this blog to make my 30th year different, a documented journey – my evolution.
I make no qualms in how cheesy, cliché or run of the mill this may sound. This is what I am doing.
This morning, I hit a new routine. Maybe a bizarre one, but one that I know my body will respond to and one that will get me through the work.
Legs mixed on with a small about of chest at the end – it is International Chest Day, after all.
• Squats – essential. Not uber heavy, but a good weight were I can focus on volume and form. For all the curious cats, that’s 100kg for me. I aimed for a minimum of 6 sets and 5 reps. This was done.
• Leg Press – same as above. Weight – 200kg.
• Leg extensions – 2 sets at 60kg – 20 reps. 2 sets at 40kg, with a 2 second pause at the top – 10 reps each.
• Calfs raises. 70kg. 4 sets to fail.
• Bench press – 4 sets at 65kg – 5 reps.
• Incline press. 4 sets at 50kg – to fail.
This session is by no means meant to set the world alight but starts me off on solid foundations, at this point there not near my PBs but that isn’t the focus. My focus is 2 leg sessions a week, 1 back session, 1 shoulder session and then one session focused around weak point training.
The aim is a pure lean bulk, that maintains my mobility and functional fitness. Of course the numbers will go up (we pray to the Iron Paradise Gods) and the sessions will evolve.
I’m going to be upgrading the media aspect of the blog and will mostly likely build the page to convert into a webpage rather then a pure blog. New camera is a pending order on Amazon – so better pics and content. Obviously the camera wont be able to build on my already superior looks…
There will also be cameo’s from my other half, possibly her dog and my training partner – the notoriously Scottish, Shaun Mac.
Peace and happy International Chest Day
Ps. The Crohns coped admirably with the onslaught of alcohol this weekend. Huzzah!