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First day of bulking report; Tomorrow’s planned workout.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007 by  
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October
2
2007

The first day of my 2007 bulking phase went extremely well…

I enjoyed my new bulking meals a great deal, but there were a few times that I had to force myself to start eating or finish the entire plate. This is normal for me at the start of a bulk, though. It should only take my body a couple of days to adjust to the higher volume of food.

My leg workout was excellent: I had plenty of energy and I felt very strong. I’m glad that I worked on building my strength up over the summer and stuck to big compounds. I think my increased strength is going to really pay off during “intensity” weeks, and will ultimately lead to increased hypertrophy.

Today is a “rest” day. Whenever I’m bulking I don’t really like days off. I mean, I know that rest days are important, but when I wake up and know I won’t be training that day it’s a bit of a downer. While I almost always look forward to my workouts, when I’m in bulking mode and eating big it’s a whole new level of desire.

We’ll see if I’m singing the same tune after next week’s “intensity” workouts. Next week’s training will be a nearly non-stop (only 1 day off between Monday and Friday) barrage of brutally intense high-volume workouts.

I’d like to go ahead and post tomorrow’s “core” workout: chest, delts & triceps.

Remember, my core workouts will not have a lot of volume, but they will be extremely heavy and taxing. Here’s what I have planned for Wednesday’s workout:

CHEST – Barbell incline press
1×20 (warm-up, bar only)
1×20 (warm-up, weight added)
1×15 (warm-up, more weight)
1×10 (warm-up, more weight)
1×5 (working set, heavy)
1×5 (working set, more weight, harder)
1×5 (working set, more weight, very tough)
1×2 (working set, toughest)

DELTS – Seated DB press
1×15 (warm-up, light weight)
1×5 (working set, heavy)
1×5 (working set, more weight, harder)
1×5 (working set, more weight, very tough)
1×2 (working set, toughest)

TRICEPS – EZ-Bar skullcrushers
1×10 (warm-up, light weight)
1×5 (working set, heavy)
1×5 (working set, more weight, harder)
1×5 (working set, more weight, very tough)
1×2 (working set, toughest)

Rest between sets is 2-4 minutes, and up to 5 minutes between exercises. The goal for the core workouts is to lift heavy and increase my strength from one week to the next. For more information on my diet and training, please see my September 27, 2007 update.

I’m off to prepare my roasted red potatoes and egg whites! :drool:

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