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A couple of new personal records yesterday; 3 new photos.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 by  
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I think the muscle I pulled in my back a couple of weeks ago may have actually helped me. When the injury first happened I was afraid that my bulk was over, or at least delayed several weeks. Thankfully that was not the case, and I only wound up missing one workout. The mere prospect of not being able to train, however, helped reaffirm just how much I love lifting. This little mid-bulk reminder to never take anything for granted came in the form of a rather minor “near miss” injury, and my training has actually benefited from this incident. Case in point: yesterday’s chest/tricep workout…

…by the time I walked into the gym I was so amped up that I felt like I was coming out of my skin. I started off by adding 10 pounds to last week’s bench press, and I did more reps than last week. Out of pure curiosity, after my workout I decided to look through my winter 2006 bulking logs. I couldn’t believe when I saw that I’d just equaled my best bench press performance of my 2006 bulk. Why is this impressive? Because I was over 20 pounds heaver when I accomplished the same feat back in 2006. What a great feeling!

The rest of the workout was awesome: +5 pounds DB incline press (each drop), same reps as last week; +5 pounds (per dumbbell) flyes, same reps as last week (setting a PR) and more reps on the supersetted body weight chest dips; +5 pounds standing french curls, more reps than last week; + 5 pounds tricep pressdowns (each drop) more reps than last week; +5 pounds standing DB extensions, same reps as two weeks ago (I could not do these last week because of my back) and more reps on the supersetted bodyweight bench dips.

I posted three new pictures in my journal last night.

I’ve got the day off from training, and I need it: I am very sore this morning. Tomorrow’s Thanksgiving workout is going to be ultra-tough, but I’ll be well-rewarded when I’m done with enough food to feed a small army.

Train hard!

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