Fitness and everything else

My Lifts Went Exactly How I Expected Today, Poorly

Today is one of those days where my lifting was going to be just do what I can do and make the best of more than nothing. I knew it was going to be one of those days. I haven’t been eating nearly enough to recover for one. I also didn’t sleep nearly long enough last night. I slept well enough when I did but just not long enough. At a little befoe 3am my brain just decided it was time to be awake.

The back squats were up first for my three sets of five of them. I dropped the weight back on these today to 185 pounds and even that felt a lot heavier than it should have. I quickly worked my way through them but it wasn’t easily mentally. My legs just didn’t want to squat for shit today.

Bench press was up next. Where do I begin? I couldn’t even do a rep at the light 115 pounds for my warm up set. Wrist bump is feeling inflamed today so I just walked away at that. Maybe I’ll try the 165 pounds next time or maybe I will lower the weight. We’ll have to see how I feel then.

The good mornings were last. With the way this day was going and feeling I just went lighter than normal for the for my three sets of ten. I used 95 pounds today instead of the 120 that I have been using and even that felt mentally and physically challenging.

It was just one of those days where it’s more about doing something, anything. Just as long as it was more than nothing for today I would be happy. There’s times to push it and times you know not to and it’s clear which of those today was.

Friday’s heavy deadlifts and yesterday’s box jumps seem to have just taken a lot out of me physically and mentally but it’s not a bad thing.

At least we got a nice walk in at Cove Park earlier in the fresh snowfall.

Music today was Irreversible Mechanism