03 Feb Brian Carroll | Arnold XPC Training | Week 6 | Day 1 |
I’m about 4.5 weeks out from the Arnold & 11.5 out from the RPS US Open and am knee-deep in peaking phase.[column type=”one-half”][image type=”none” float=”none” src=”https://www.powerrackstrength.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/UltimateBack-e1450193297843.jpg” link=”true” href=”https://www.powerrackstrength.com/product/ultimate-back-fitness-and-performance-5th-edition-2014/” title=”Ultimate Back Fitness” target=”blank” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover”][/column] [column type=”one-half” last=”true”][image type=”none” float=”none” src=”https://www.powerrackstrength.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Back-Mechanic.png” link=”true” href=”https://www.powerrackstrength.com/product/back-mechanic-the-step-by-step-mcgill-method-to-fix-back-pain/” target=”blank” info=”tooltip” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”Sample”][/column]
Normal warm-up which you can read about HERE McGill Big 3
The goal for this Saturday training session was to take an opener on squat and deadlift with a RB second attempt also on squat. Things went pretty well, but I had a few issues.
750×1 – added wraps
840×1 – went full gear. Went well
935x1x2 – same – full gear, I screwed this all up and took it back to back reps. It gassed me.
1040×1 – still gassed from the blunder prior set, so I racked it.
1040×1 – hard but I made it through. Not happy.
Was supposed to take 1100 with bands but was smart and called it.
625×1 – last warmup
715×1 – opener
I was up for a bad training session and so I wasn’t too mad about this one. I made some dumb mistakes leading up to and during my last warmups where I racked it after a half squat, then walked right back and took it again. This gassed me. This was stupid of ME. I own that. Wont happen again. Do something stupid? Here’s how I handle it – I get mad at myself, beat myself up and then forget about it. The end.
Deadlift went well even though I was gassed mentally and physically. I can still pull my opener though! haha. I totally have moved past this session and am focusing on this week.
I benched monday night and that went well. I’ll post about that tomorrow!