Thanks @jacoberlich9 @soldierfit.thefort for allowing me to train at the gym today and let me hit a PR today. I appreciate it!I haven't squatted with belt and sleeves in over 2 months. Due to me being a dumb dumb and confused with bumper LB plates with kg plates, I either hit a 400 or 405 squat. I found one 10 lbs plate when I was re-racking my weight when I thought there was supposed to be a 15 lbs plate, but I'll take it I broke 400 lbs on my weight while the MD state raw record is 407 lbs. Progress is progress!#BeStrongerToday #BeBetterToday #SumoLifts #powerlifting #bodybuilding #soldierfit #motivation #fitness #unleashthebeast #massthelticlegion #gymshark
Posted by Sumo Lifts on Monday, December 26, 2016
Just yesterday I visited my buddy Jake who works at SoldierFit in Gaithersburg to check out the facility and get a workout in. I had an opportunity to use my belt and knee sleeves for once because I never bring my gear to my office gym. So I attempted a squat PR and I had a successful lift. SoldierFit only has bumper plates and my previous PR was 375 lbs and once I hit 365, I ran out of space on the bar. I met Nick, who is a trainer there, and he pointed out that there were 25kg skinner plates which equals 55 lbs.
Long story short, I grinded out a 400/405 lbs PR and the discrepancy between the 400 and 405 is because I found a 10 lbs plate when I was re-racking my plates when on the other side was a 15 lbs plate.
So, today I knew my CNS (central nervous system) was going to be fried. I chose to do a shoulder and arms day. Today’s workout consists of:
Arnold Press 35lbs
Superset with Supinated dumbell bicep curl 20lbs
Dumbell Lateral raise 15 lbs
Superset with hammer curls 20lbs
Superset with Cable rope push down
Then ended with 8 minutes on the bicycle for a cool down
Self awareness is key to powerlifting/bodybuilding. If you know how your body is feeling, you can train efficiently and achieve your goal more quickly.