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Redemption: last night’s workout; Realization of my “V-taper”; Cutting progress.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007 by  
Filed under Daily Blog

February
21
2007

After the disappointing start to Monday night’s workout (back & biceps), I went into last night’s workout fiercely determined to best last week’s pecs & triceps lifts on every single exercise. I knew it was going to be a challenge because last Tuesday’s workout was pretty amazing, but I was feeling very good and knew I was up for the task…

As I’ve mentioned before, I put a little “check mark” to the right of each exercise in my training log whenever I’m able to top the previous week’s reps using the same weight, or when I use more weight than the week before. Last night I finished my workout with five check marks next to five exercises. 🙂

I think last night’s workout was a very important mental hurdle for me. Even though I had a bad start to Monday night’s workout, I was still able to finish very strong (and I firmly believe that I set the stage for last night’s gym performance by doing so). I guess I still felt as if I had something to prove to myself. I know we all have bad workouts, but I think it’s important to not blow off those performances. I like to try and figure out what went wrong, and then use that information to do better. It can be a tough line to walk because if you dwell on a bad performance too much you’ll probably do more harm than good.

After last night’s workout my chest and triceps were totally pumped, my veins were popping out all over the place and my abs were showing pretty good. My upper body is finally large enough to make my big ol’ hips look smaller than they are. As my waist size continues to drop, it’s only going to make the “V-taper” I’ve been working so hard to attain more pronounced. The “V-taper” is something I’ve worked very, very hard for over the years, and it feels absolutely amazing to finally see the fruits of my labor.

My cutting progress seems to be in high gear once again. This morning I woke up, looked in the mirror and I’m definitely looking leaner than I’ve looked since last fall. As of this morning I’m at a 2007 cutting low of 220.0 pounds and just below 11% body fat. I realize that I still have quite a bit of fat left to lose, but if this pace continues I’m probably going to drop below 10% body fat within the next three or four weeks.

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