- bench is slowly progressing. pressed 110 kg 2,3,2,2 three weeks ago.
- squat: did a relatively easy 7 reps at 155 kg.
decided to try out sheiko during the autumn. there are lots of things to read up on, but I am lazy and will do #29, #30, #31 and #32 in that order. so far I have only completed w2d1 on #29 but it feels pretty good. one perceived advantage, for now, over 5/3/1 is that I only lift three days per week. how this plays into the long term results remains to be seen.
wrists are now sore all the time from the pressing volume. decided a while back to do all presses paused, hoping to get stronker. yesterday, I benched sets of three reps at 96 kg. the barbell flew up, as it should. I’d like to take this a sign that I’m doing something right.
lately I have been thinking about my energy levels while lifting. people in the gym, mainly guys, are getting so pumped up before a lift. I do not feel that way. it’s just work that needs to be done because I have decided to do it. to each their own, I guess. as usual.
since before last chrismas, I’ve been taking ssri. really hit a low point, with regards to mood, last summer and basically just pushed through the the autumn. decided to consult someone, an acquaintance and a professional, for whom I have great confidence. discussed back and forth. I had already made the big changes that I needed to to in everyday life, but was also in need for an extra push. got a prescription. whether is has been placebo or actual effect, it has been a great help. and, in this case, effect is effect.
treating lifting as part of the laid-out plan has also helped, I believe. I like to decide upon the approach and then see it through. it is true, of course, that my lifting plans could have been better with regards to attained results. this does not bother me. I have consistently gotten stronger and thereby continuously achieved my goals. to do three reps at 110 kg (and then continue with easy sets of two reps) is a nice increase from when I barely squeezed out three reps at 95 kg a couple of years ago.
be nice to each other.