At 14 & 18 weeks out iv never been so out of shape (bare with me) ... with little experience in the past iv ALWAYS been ready early, 4,6,8 weeks & always lose muscle in that period of trying to hold contest condition.
at 176.5lb now I know I can be ready in 12 weeks if I "dropped the hammer" . Lee has drilled into me the importance of not over dieting and this year its really going to pay off, a far "easier" prep and a better rebound out once the season is done with. As a professional in this sport, I should be walking the walk AND talking the talk. I cant expect my clients to follow advice if I don't, so ill leave the "shreds" until its showtime.
so 0.5lb down this week as expected, and not going to lower my food for at least another 2 weeks, still eating 3,000kcals daily with no formal cardio.
steps averaged 16k each day this week, a little higher than i would like (work), but allows a little more food.
Training- this week, I have split my back & shoulder session into 2, so more of a "Dorian" split with my usual big lifts hit on the same days as usual.
Monday 5.7.21 - Legs
Squats - 180kg 8,6
pendulum squat 90kg 10,8,7
single leg extension - 50kg 12,10,8RP4RP3
Lying leg curl - 65kg 10,8,7
stiff leg deadlift -140kg 15,12,11
standing calf raises - 200kg 11,9,8
seated calf raises - 110kg 18,15RP4RP3
squats feeling strong at this weight, will make sure to push in the 10-15 rep range next week also. Pendulums giving a better ROM however.
Wednesday- 7.7.21 chest & arms
decline bench 130kg 9,6
incline DB press 55kg 7,6
HS chest press - 105kg 8,6
pek dek - 65kg 12,10RP3RP2
EZ curls - 62.5kg 9,8
preacher machine curl 30kg 9,7RP3RP2
close grip smith press - 100kg 7, 90kg 8
tri ext machine - stack+20kg 12,9RP3RP2
surprised with incline DB stability, felt as good as ever, much better than flat DB press last week.
Friday - 9.7.21 Back & abs
deadlift 200kg 8 (deadstop)
wide grip Pullups +20kg 8, bodyweight 15,12,11
seated row - 100kg 12,11,10
chest support row 75kg 15,12,10
pullover machine 75kg 11,9,8+3 forced reps
hanging leg raises - 20,20,20
dead stop deadlifts, sticking with these & the goal is 220kg X8 & 180kg X20 which will be all time PB's below 80kg
tomorrow (saturday) will be my extra session (shoulders & arms)
seated bb press 100kg AMRAP & 80kg AMRAP
1 arm machine lateral 25kg -4 sets
reverse pek dek 40kg - 3 sets
DB curls - 4 sets
rope hammer curls - 3 sets
dips - 4 sets
rope overhead extension - 3 sets
Sunday rest & enjoy celebrating ed & Liv's wedding
then head down for another week.