Training day 03-20-2013

Smolov day 2.

Same weight as yesterday for the squats, this is just the introductory microcycle.

I have been working out with a mission lately…

My workouts lately have been solo because of this injury and that is when I am at my best in the gym. When I can think, focus, tune out everything and murder the piss out of myself to get results.

A torn bicep isn’t going to stop me, its going to make me change gears. Men work through injury, not make excuses for it. I still have two good legs and a healthy right arm.

Instead of sitting on my ass and acting all woe is me, I will work with what I have and create a better me.

That’s what life is about isn’t it? You don’t make excuses, you don’t fall into the company line… you tackle shit head on and you make things happen

SAFETY SQUAT BAR SQUAT
Set 1: 165 lbs × 8
Set 2: 165 lbs × 8
Set 3: 275 lbs × 8
Set 4: 275 lbs × 8
Set 5: 275 lbs × 8
Set 6: 300 lbs × 5
Set 7: 320 lbs × 2
Set 8: 320 lbs × 2
Set 9: 340 lbs × 1

Easier than yesterday, then again its still light as hell.

ONE ARM INCLINE DB BENCH
Set 1: 60 lbs × 12
Set 2: 80 lbs × 12
Set 3: 80 lbs × 12
Set 4: 110 lbs × 6

Right arm, surprisingly harder than I thought.

BATWING
Set 1: 25 lbs × 5

5 for 3os holds on and 30s rest. Since I don’t trust the left arm to pull weight right now, I do these isometrically to maintain back strength and muscularity as much as I can until I am full speed.

PLANKS
Set 1: 60s
Set 2: 60s

Since I am squatting my face off, my hip flexors will take a beating, so I will be doing ZERO crunching motions or shortening the flexors in any way. Planks are the prescription for me.

Essentially, I train… I don’t workout.

This is my life, I don’t need to promote it, talk about it all over the place, tell everyone how awesome I am.. I walk the walk. I’m not the biggest, I’m not the strongest, but I am insanely dedicated to being my OWN best. In the end, that’s what matters. When you look in the mirror, when you see yourself add more weight to the bar, when you lose more bodyfat and feel better; that is what separates the people who train from the people who workout.

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