Fitness Update // Working on those gains

Monday: Chest and biceps
Tuesday: Back and shoulders PT session.
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Cardio
Friday: Legs
Saturday: Squats, deadlifts and chest and biceps
Sunday: Rest

I had an okay week working out this week. I’m in a bit of a run with deadlifts and squats though. I just don’t seem to be getting anywhere with them.

On my deadlifts, when I go over 40kg my form seems to go to pot. I just can’t seem to get into the squatting position and find myself tilting forward. My PT has been doing lots of work with me on my form but I still start to do it, especially¬†when I get tired. My squat has been suffering, too. When I get to 35kg I can’t get that low. I’ve been sticking to 35kg and using a box to tap with my bum. I can squat more with less depth but I want to work on getting comfortable with my form. I’ve been doing lots of exercises that train my hip flexors to help with this as I’m just too stiff.

I’m doing great with chest and shoulders, though. Last week my PT had me do overhead press with the 20kg Olympic¬†bar. I’ve never tried this before. On Saturday I did 2 sets of 6 reps. Then upped the weight to 22.5kg and did 2 sets of 3. Going to keep working on this and hope to get to 30kg.

My bench press has gotten better, too. I can easily do 8 reps at 30kg now and did 2 sets of 3 reps at 35kg. Hope to hit 40 again soon!

Focusing hard on upper body strength to up my weights on these lifts. I’m hardly doing any cardio lately so got a pure cardio session in on Thursday.

Hope I can see some improvements in strength next week!

How’s your week been?

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