11 Sep Brian Carroll Precontest Week 4, day 2
I’m currently training for the RPS Meet in FT Lauderdale, Oct 25. I’m at about 10 weeks out. My bodyweight is hovering around 264 in the AM, and I will slowly move toward 260 over the next couple of months, where I want it to stay.
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 filmed a video series with Joel Jamison over the weekend. Don’t know who Joel Jamison is? Google him.
I think it came out great. It addresses the big 3 and the programming of the squat/bench/deadlift as well as how 10/20/Life is THE strength system that can work for you and I explain the ins and outs. I basically cover this top to bottom with both hands on, and lecture. I’ll post more about this soon.
Anyway, I was pretty smoked between the 10hr of filming on Sunday/Monday AM and then Saturday’s heavy session.
Driving back to Adam’s, I had EVERY excuse come to mind as to why I shouldn’t bench heavy and why I should take it easy blah blah.
F#$k that. I knew it would be a struggle, so I prepared for the worst and got ready to push as if it were meet day.
Again, on days like these, have perspective. “if I can do this on a day like today, I can do it any day of the week”.
Find that place mentally where you turn it on like a switch. It’s a matter of mental toughness. Just Remember to turn it off when you are done. Otherwise everyone will hate you.
605×2 – 3bd, 2bd
705×2 – 2bd, 1bd
755×1 – half opener
785×1 – half second apprx
CG bench: 3×8
Band fly: 3×15
Band skull: 50 reps
755 and 785 felt about the same. 785 is my best at 242, so I’m on track to hit a NICE pr.
Everything else felt good. Just glad I get about a week off to recover.
I’m glad I stuck to my guns and pushed through.
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