Back at training, and couldn't be happier! Volume has increased substantially, with higher reps, and higher repeat sets-- working at a slightly lower intensity (working mainly at 8rpe rather than 9). I actually find this to be much more difficult than working up to a 9rpe-- it takes more "self-awareness". A 9 rpe is pretty close to a max/ there's room to "grind". But with an 8rpe, you really have to be able to regulate yourself so as to keep the integrity of the training session and the training effect it's meant to have. This is where having a training partner/ a second pair of eyes you can trust becomes a HUGE help! Luckily I train at a gym (Total Performance Sports) where I not only have a great training partner (Carlos Moran-- https://www.elitefts.com/news/rum8-champion-carlos-moran-discuss-training-lifestyle/), but I also have a number of people I trust to watch a set and give me feedback on whether I'm staying true to my RPE.
How can you not PR when you have a training partner as attractive as this?!
3/18: Main Deadlift, Main Bench Assistance, Squat Supplement
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3/19: Secondary Squat, Secondary Main Bench, Secondary Bench Supp
|2ct Pause Squats||no tag|
|Touch and Go Bench||no tag|
|CG + mini||no tag|