Tuesday, 10 May 2011
"Why am I weaker than last week" I thought, then I added up the weights again and realised I'd failed on 10kg over this week's target. I had actually attempted 15kg more than last week! Dropped it down 5kg and was able to get 4 reps with a 10kg increase on last week.
If I can up the weight by 2-5kg each week then I leave the gym happy, a 10kg jump is a lot of improvement. I put it down to 3 possible factors:
1) The squat rack in the gym has adjustable metal bars with rubber on top so you can really go to failure without rolling the barbell off your back and crashing it onto the floor. That's something I'm reluctant to do even at crossfit.
2) Absent mindedness made me realise I'm not lifting close enough to max.
3) NO Shotgun.
Straight after drinking gives a feeling of breathlessness.
My legs feel like they've had a hell of a workout 1 day later. More than I've felt after squatting at crossfit.