Date: 18th June
Second proper week on the BBS Big 5:
|Week 2||Week 1|
|Overhead Press||60||1:44||80, 70||0:35, 0:25|
|Leg Press||230, 270||4.31||200||2:57|
TUL = Time Under Load
Post Workout Nutrition: chicken, nuts and raw broccoli + cauliflower, 5 hours later.
Total Time: 27 minutes
As you can see, I am 'settling down' with the correct weights - but I still have problems with the leg press. I had to shift the weight upwards after about 3 minutes because it seemed like I would never reach failure. My training partner pointed out I was driving past the sticking point too quickly, rather than maintaining a consistent, slow speed, so this may also have contributed. It is also difficult to know how far to push out before starting to 'lower' the weight. With these standard machines the quads seem to get a rest even when not fully locked out so I am inclined to reduce my range of movement. I will take another look at the book, which does cover this.
One other minor mishap this time was that I forgot to start my timer before the pulldowns. So that time is a guess.
I have started recording the total session time. This last time it was 15 minutes. This time it was 27 minutes, because I had my training partner with me and he doesn't have his own timer at the moment.
Clearly the speed with which you transition between exercises affects the intensity of the session and the likely strength on all but the first exercise. We plan to be more efficient once we are 'in the groove' so that I can move onto the next exercise while he is performing the previous one.