Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Final Leangains Chest Session Confirms Strength Progress

Location: Woodcock Sports Centre, Aston University
Day: 6.45am - Tuesday - 2nd November

5 x 5 Dumbbell Chest Press @32kg
3 x 10 Upright Rows with EZ bar @35kg
3 x 10 Hanging Leg Raise
5 x 5 Dumbbell Shoulder Press @18kg
10 Push Ups, proper form

Total Time: 28 minutes

Nutrition (based on my Leangains experiment)

20 minutes before: 10g BCAA
90 minutes after: 20 BCAA

Lunch (12:30pm) - pilchards, avocado, tomato, celery + 2 bananas

Dinner (7:15) - lung casserole + roasted pumpkin, parsnip, Brussels sprouts & courgette

This is the final chest session of the 12-week 'bulking phase' of my Leangains experiment. I didn't announce that it would be 12-weeks, but decided along the way.

The good news is that today I managed 5 sets of chest press with the 32kg dumbbells. Towards the beginning of the experiment I could not even manage 5 sets with 30kg.

I will be writing a full summary of progress in a post later in the week, including an 'after' photo and a graph of my weight.

Then it's time to trim the buffet blubber and see whether I can get back to the same fat percentage I was at before the experiment, but maintain some of the muscle and strength.


Lightning said...

That's been alot of effort to lift a couple of extra biscuits ;-)

Methuselah said...

It's not like I would have sat around doing nothing otherwise :-)