slept well but woke up a bit too early. still, I felt great motivation to go lift.
this week is turning out to be quite good and unexpectedly so. the ward to which I am currently assigned did not appear very interesting from afar, but now that I’ve dug in for a few days the feeling has subsided.
my stress levels have decreased significantly since tuesday. even though the aforementioned decrease most likely is only temporary, I enjoy it.
also, I am trying to expand my english vocabulary. when I think about which words I use and for what, I realise that I tend to use the same words over and over again. not that I think I am alone or unique in this case.
a few days ago wall street journal published this:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned that AbbVie Inc.’s new hepatitis C treatments may cause serious liver harm among patients with underlying liver disease—a blow to some of a new generation of drugs seen as a big advance for hepatitis patients.
it is a shame if the drug really causes liver damage. it is also a shame in the sense that gilead can, possibly, set the drug prices at whatever levels they want for their daa product. last, but certainly not least, it is a shame that the drugs are not working since a lot of research put into therapeutic dna vaccines against hepatitis c have basically been thrown out the door since the introduction of daa (no, I am not bitter over the fact that the group lost several big grants due to the issue of hepatitis c being considered ”taken care of”, but I am just saying…).
bench press, 3 / 3 / 3+. after warmup:
- 3x 78.5 kg
- 3x 88.5 kg
- 5x 100 kg (1+)
- 3x 100 kg (joker)
- 3x 101 kg (joker)
- 3x 101 kg (joker)
- 2x 102.5 kg (joker)
it is obvious that I am not strong when compared to others, but it is also obvious that I have become much stronger than I have been in the past. I am happy for this.
close grip bench press: 10x 75 kg, 10x 75 kg, 10x 72.5 kg, 10x 70 kg, 10x 70 kg
triceps pushdown with band: 3x 60