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Squats, Bench, Rows, Biceps (A) :: Stronglifts 5×5 Week 3

Mood: Super tough.

After the last two training days of super-awesomeness, this one was a struggle.

One, I can feel my lats. So anything to do with the lower back (which is everything) could be felt in the lower back. I even skipped Lat Pulls because I didn’t “want” to over do it.

In hindsight, any time I do have DOMS, I “healed” it by going heavy on that isolation. I should have went heavy on Lat Pulls.

On the other hand, I can feel my lats. This is complete broscience, but I feel like they have finally been activated.

What I mean by that is, do you ever do an exercise and you feel like that muscle group is not working at all. I am talking like doing Bench Press but you feel nothing in your pecs?

Maybe it is just me. Then again, maybe I am doing it wrong. I am going to go see a coach soon.

Here’s the workout:

Warm-ups:
  • Squats 45# 2×5; 75# 1×3
  • Bench 45# 2×5
  • Rows 45# 2×5
Training:
Supersets
  • High Bar Barbell Back Squats 5×5 130#
    • Barbell Curls 5×12 60#
  • Barbell Bench Press 5×5 90#
    • Lat Pulldown 0 reps
  • Barbell Rows 5×5 100#
    • Kroc Rows 5×8 85#
Finishers
  • Barbell Bench Press 1×10 65#
  • Barbell Rows 1×10 100# – Again, why not?

Results: I will say that the next day after much sleep and swimming, my lats feel much better. If I still feel them by Monday, I think some Pull-ups or Lat Pulldowns will be in order.

Supplements: C4 taken 30 minutes prior to working out.

Daily: Whey ProteinCreatine (for the one extra rep and swoleness) and Fish Oil (joints) everyday.

Food: C238     F124     P143 – I think what am going to do is carb load on Training days for energy and protein load on the days following training for muscle building. I know that eating tons of carbs seems alwasy to help out on training days. The previous two training days, I

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