As you may recall, last week’s pecs/delts/triceps workout was by far my best ever: I went up in weight and reps on every single exercise. Well, for the second week in a row I did it again! Yesterday’s workout was unreal. For my bench press, I added another 5 pounds and did 3 sets of 8/8/7 reps. It’s interesting to note that yesterday I was benching for reps the same weight that I was using for my 1 rep max last year at the height of my bulk. Next week I’ll add even more weight. After my bench press I switched to incline barbell presses and upped the weight 5 pounds over what I did last week (which was my personal best) and cranked out 3 sets of 8/8/7. Next I did decline presses: I added 5 pounds to last week’s weight (again, a personal best) and did 3 sets of 8. I finished off my pecs with 3 sets of 20 chest dips. My delts and triceps received a similar pummeling and I broke all my personal bests for the second week in a row on each of the exercises I did for those muscle groups. My shoulders felt fine for the whole workout, and this morning they are still feeling fine. I had the most amazing pump going – my arms were swollen to 16.5 inches and it felt like my skin was about to split open! I didn’t get any pictures this week, but next week I promise to take some new progress pictures.
Now that I’m eating more, sleeping more and not drinking any alcohol I finally feel like I’m firing on all cylinders. If you are bulking and stalled in your progress, try upping your calories. If you are not sleeping at least 8 hours every night, start. If you are drinking any alcohol at all, stop. I’m telling you, those three things have proven to be absolutely critical to my workouts and progress. The difference is night and day.
I’m extremely sore today, so I’m just going to hang out with Lisa and rest. Have a great Sunday and I’ll see you tomorrow!