The Contrast

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Pull Day Switch Up

I got a late start today because I've been feverishly writing this blog post and want to do it justice, so I laid in bed writing a lot longer than usual this morning. I hit a sticking point and knew I wasn't going to be finished anytime soon, so I hopped out of bed. Weight myself (202.5 again.) and Checked out my conditioning in the mirror before heading to workout.

Pardon the terrifying expression on my face.


Warm up: 15 min. of elliptical 

Weighted pull ups
45lbs
5x5

These were solid. Better than last week. Felt good. I'll continue them next week and hopefully have them fairly clean. I might drop down to 35lbs and do 7 or 8 for 5 sets in a few weeks.

Bent Over Row
185lbs
5x8



These actually felt too easy for me. But I'm going to start increasing the weight by 5lbs each week and get my 8 rep max up pretty high. 

Rack Pulls
225
5x8

Again, a little too easy. But I'm going to stick with these, increase the weight, maybe lower reps.

Face Pulls
150lbs
5x12

A face only a mother could love.


These felt great. Way better range of motion and stronger reps, not as much swinging. Gonna either up weight or reps next week.

Curls
70lbs
5x8

I'm glad I lowered the weight and upped the reps. Lots of clean reps, really felt the muscle working and no swinging. I'm gonna up the reps to 9 next week.

15 min. of stair master.

I listened to comedy bang bang with Amy poeler and Paul F. Tompkins acting like Alan Thick. I was cackling the whole time I was working out. Poehler is a fuckin improv genius. My favorite episode to date.

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