YES!! Having a week off was a bloody brilliant idea! I’ve broken so many PBs and I feel so much stronger! I must admit, this is usually how I feel after a week off, but I always allow myself to forget.
But no more! I shall have weeks off more regularly (although obviously not too regularly, as tempting as that might be when I just don’t feel like it…)
So let’s do a comparison of the 5 main exercises (because I know you can barely contain your excitement!!).
|Squats||1 set of 70kg for 5 reps||1 set of 72.5kg for 4 reps|
|Deadlifts||1 set of 75kg for 4 reps||1 set of 82.5kg for 4 reps|
|Bench press||2 sets of 35kg for 5 rep||2 sets of 37.5kg for 5|
|Overhead (strict) press||2 sets of 25kg for 5 reps||2 sets of 27.5kg for 4 reps|
|Pull up||3 sets of 3; 3 sets of 2; total of 15||1 set of 5 reps; 4 sets of 4.5 reps|
Well, the differences may not be huge, but my deadlift is now 145% of my bodyweight (compared to 132%) and I’m bloody proud of myself! And hey! If I can’t be self-congratulatory on my blog, then where can I be?! Huzzah!!