Ok, I got up to 230lbs...10lbs shy away from 240. But I fucked up my back. Now, I have a buldged disk in L5, buuuuuttttt this pain doesnt really feel like sciatica or the sort like when I fucked it up in the early 2000s. It actually felt like I pulled a muscle in my lower back. Either way, I grew some muscle..and some fat, but now that I got the size, lets see what I can manage.
Ill be doing lower body eventually, but not for now. The mass building may continue on the lower body, but not the top. I think with calories still swarming in, you can get stronger in one spot and bigger in another. Well, were gonna see.
Oh! I wont be doing many verticals during this. It may change, but I want a strong bench and strong row. Well see.
135lbs for 2 sets, 5 reps
185lbs for 5 reps
225lbs for 3 reps
265lbs for 5 sets, 5 reps (90 sec RI)
Flat DB Press
105lb DBs for 3 sets, 8 reps (75 sec RI; last set needed a RP on last 2)
30lb DBs for 2 sets, 12 reps (45 sec RI)
Alternating DB Curls
20lb DBs for 10 reps
25lb DBs for 10 reps
50lb DBs for 4 sets, 10 reps (45 sec RI)
Bench felt kinda tough. Little bit of a struggle and some arching (cheating) towards the end. Ill go up 5lbs. Yes AKIRA, grab the 2.5s.
Flat DB Press didnt feel hard at first. bare in mind, I had to deadlift 210lbs into position 4 times and guess what, no pain. Ill try this again. I was going to use the 100s, but they were taken.
Flies were easy, get to 35. Curls were kinda tough. I can go up, afterall, these are just supplemental, so rest pauses will be fine here.