Skipping today’s session.
music selection: “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” — Rupert Holmes
waist-line: 38 inches
I woke up this morning with a little tenderness in my lower back. I am very concerned about the potential for back injuries so I am skipping today’s workout to heal. I’d rather have slower progress than take a risk.
I’m back to experiencing failure on bench press and overhead press. I think I am making steady progress though as I am completing more reps before failure. I have a trivial amount of soreness in my chest and upper arms that I only feel when I extend my arms. I think that is a good sign.
Squat continues to progress well although I think that is where my lower back soreness originates. I am going to start doing set four and five with a belt to add some support. I think it is important to do the most rested sets without the belt to build core strength though. Otherwise the belt becomes a crutch.
The workout I’m delaying to Friday includes deadlift which is another reason I’m taking it easy on my back. I’m still working on developing proper form with that lift. I’ve found that my biggest error is not squatting down deeply enough. I need to go significantly past breaking parallel to lift with my legs instead of my back. That is improving but I need more practice at a low weight.
I have lost some discipline in my diet and have been over eating twice or more a week. The good news is my weight is more less stable anyway. Perhaps, my metabolism is already moving upward with the lifting. I am hopeful.
Devour your prey raptors!