Mood: In Love.
How do I love the Kroc Row? Lemme count the ways.
I notice my love for the Kroc Row intensifies partially due to the fact that I hate the Barbell Row.
I hate the Barbell Row so much I decided to skip ahead two workouts and added on 10+ on the first week of starting.
I hate the Barbell Row so much I lift using Fat Gripz.
I hate them because they are not heavy enough and I feel nothing working.
One day, it will get heavier.
Until then, I use my hatred for the Barbell Row to fuel my love and desire for the Kroc Row. Honestly, the 5×5 is a warmup set to the Kroc Row. I do my set and make a beeline to the DB rack and crank them sumbitches out.
I feel alive with pleasure.
Also, I intended of switching my Bench superset with Hammer Curls. But here’s the thing: my right bicep is smaller than my left. It’s noticeable smaller. And it is my stronger arm!
So I decided just to do some Concentration Curls. From fully extending your arm down, bring the weight up and squeeze a few seconds at the top, and then slowly dropping the weight. Repeat.
Here’s the workout:
- Squats 45# 2×5; 95# 1×3; 115#
- Bench 45# 2×5
- Rows 95# 1×5
- High Bar Barbell Back Squats 5×5 140#
- Barbell Curls 5×8 65#
- Barbell Bench Press 5×5 95#
- Concentration Curls 5×8 30# – It’s a deep burn
- Barbell Rows 5×5 105#
- Kroc Rows 5×8 90#
- High Bar Barbell Back Squats 1×5 #
- Barbell Curls 1×10 65#
- Barbell Bench Press 1×10 95#
- Barbell Rows 1×15 105#
- Kroc Rows 3×8 Drop sets 90, 85, 80
Results: I only have two workouts. While this is not my favorite, it is not hated. I get to work on my Bench (weakest lift), my Biceps (hardgainer) and of course, I get to finish it all off with all the Kroc Rows ever.
Supplements: C4 taken 30 minutes prior to working out.
Food: 2,220cal C119 F81 P237
Yes, I was suppose to do heavy carbs but this day was the day after my Tuesday workout so all day I packed on the Protein. And I made it through my training just fine.
For my cut, I decided to drop from 3000cal to 2250cals per day. Per MFP, I was allocated 400+ calories more because of all the walking I do from day to day. Walking I don’t mind adding back in for extra calories but I don’t like putting training calories back in. I rather eat to train, not train to eat.