17 Oct Brian Carroll precontest training week 10, day 2 – Opener bench
I’m currently training for the RPS Meet in FT Lauderdale, Oct 25. I’m at about 2 weeks out.
Weight has stabilized between 264-267 without too much effort. Once I cut out the crap at night, I should drop down to 260 pretty easily, but I dont want to do that now because I feel good, and my gear fits well at this weight.
I’m going to compete at 242, as I feel better there, overall.
For the full story of why I decided to go 242, read this: A Look in the Mirror, Part 1
Mcgill Big 3
I really felt beat down going into this one. I ended doing too much work outside on Saturday, and that sucked! I was still down and out on Monday, but work had to be done.
The goal for the day was to get at least an opener and maybe a second to touch.
Here’s how it went:
765 – crap
765 – crap
765 – good
The first two I was getting choked out and letting my collar ride up. Lesson learned, I HAVE to get my aggressive with setting my shirt and this taught me the hard way. I have to keep the shoulders up, and keep pulling the chest DOWN!
Either way, I plan on opening around 750 and this is a touch more so with rest and a better groove, i should smash this with ease.
I went on and did a few more things..
Bench dip: 3×20
band fly: 3×20
Push-up: 5×10 explosive
some other crap.
Then home to eat. That wraps up the last heavy day of the cycle. I will outline what my next 10 days will look like as I wrap up the cycle and move toward my weight cut.
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