Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Week #6 leg day complete

Well, that's a wrap! Leg day was an explosion, a real tour de force. There's something to be said for getting under that bar, setting up and then squatting a new personal best. It's something again when you push that hard to get your gains on the second, lower weight set. Stiff-leg deadlifts are epic for your hams, and calf raises really push you to develop when done right.

I'm looking forward to chest and triceps day today. Today ought to be my last day pressing 180lbs for reps. Stoked! Or, as the Mandalorians say - OYA!

I look at rep-to-failure as a method that I would not have embraced three or four years ago. I was dead-set in my ways, completely convinced that I needed many sets over and over again, with 1.5 hours in the gym or more, just to get development. The sad thing was that I was eventually getting some gains, but not the gains I've been getting since I started MuscleHacking. Rep To Failure - also known as "Hold on a sec, I need to fail!".

Have a great day folks!

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree with you on that one. When I started working out a couple years ago I spent 1-2 hours at the gym, on the bike then weights. Barely getting progression. Once I used the "to-fail" method, I've smashed all my personal bests in just 10 weeks. It's amusing to see how dead set we are in certain ways, I've noticed that this week, being disappointed I gained weight. Even tho I look at starting weight and starting reps x weight, my current rep x weight is pretty much doubled, the only thing I see is the weight gain part. Yet looking in the mirror, the beer gut is almost gone, but I'm still tied to that scale #. It will take some time to re-program my way of thinking to fix that, but find it also amusing.