Oh my goodness, how about this stunning weather we’re having? It’s actually feeling like the beginning of summer here in Swansea at the moment. Perfect for walks around the marina or along the beach.
If only it had been this lovely last weekend – I had my brother and his girlfriend come to visit for the weekend and though the weather was dry, it would have been perfect if it had been like this. We took them to see Mumbles and they sampled the delights of Verdi’s…
They were quite amused at one of the boats along the sea front…
Today was my favourite of all days – deadlift day <3 I was a little apprehensive yesterday as I *still* had DOMS from Wednesday’s leg session. But, when I woke this morning, they had thankfully gone. I relaxed with a lush black coffee before heading out into the sunshine and felt really energised – it’s amazing how much the sunshine makes you feel so much better!
Here is today’s session:
Incline Bench Press:
36kg x3+ (AMRAP) = 8 :-)
104kg x3+ (AMRAP) = 6 :-)
Here are my deadlifts…
It feels really awesome to be lifting triple figures for reps on a regular basis once more!
Dumbbell Bench Press:
I was really happy to get 8 reps as I failed on the 6th rep last time. Will be keeping the weight at this for the next session or two as I found them quite challenging and don’t think I’m ready for a 5lb jump just yet.
Close Grip Pulldown:
Straight Arm Pulldown:
It was a punishing workout but as with all my sessions on 5/3/1, I really felt like I’d accomplished something by the time I’d finished. Now time to get lots of rest and recover ready for legs on Tuesday :)
I’ll leave you with a progress picture of my back in the last year. Once it leans out, I think it will be looking pretty badass!
Hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend in the sunshine <3