To some your seeing a bench press, to me that’s a minute before I pressed 95kg to finish this cycle to equal my best ever bench. Felt I had more so added an extra set for 100kg and boom 💥 it went up almost as easy.... I came close to this kind of weight about 3 years ago then I tore my ac joint in my left shoulder. In truth, I should have had an extra year off before competing but I felt like I had rehabed enough that I’d improve as prep went on. That was true but in all honesty what I really needed was a more extended time building a stronger foundation and in particular for me, building my push muscles - chest, delts and triceps. At my age, I doubt I’ll ever be 100% injury free or pain free but this is the first time in a long time I can say chest and delts are functioning like they should. Gonna be an interesting #improvementseason if I can stay injury free and keep progressing #progress#wendler531#gym#gymowner#fit#fitness#fitfam#mensphysique#fitspiration#fitsporation#motivationalquotes#motivation#beavisionary#benchpress#bodybuilding#bodybuilder@thegymatmoffat
Changing body composition takes time, especially when the only adjustments are energy in and energy out.
To relate to weight obsessed people the first pic is 187 pounds, then 162 then finally 189.
Obviously the middle picture is depleted and pretty much comp ready condition but the main point to take here is you 100% must make a calorie deficit over a decent period of time to drop fat. When you drop the fat, you’ll also empty the muscle but do it right and you fill out just nicely without chucking on tons of fat.
Worked with Chris Jones at @allornothing_nutrition over the past 18 months to keep me on track. If you have a body goal in mind, I’d always say picking up the right coach will allow you to get their without the guess work. Time for me to fly solo in my own journey as I don’t have a fixed goal. My goals are now more based on the clients and members I’m working with at @thegymatmoffat as most of them are now wanting their best condition for the end of 2018.
Hope you liked the post and found it helpful and thank you to everyone that’s gave a like or a comment throughout my 2018 prep journey. #improvementseason kicks in big time....
Don’t forget to warm up 💪💥..... It’s getting that time of year again when it’s a little brisk in the mornings making warm ups a much more crucial part of your training.... Simple tips for warm ups....
1. Make it specific - focus more of your effort on the area you intend on training
2. Get your heart rate into a good working zone (ie put some effort in)
3. Use movements that are gonna mirror your weight work - if you plan on squaring, get some body weight squats in focusing on building range of movement
4. LIMIT static stretching!! - why warm the body only to stand still for 10 mins stretching?? Include the stretching within the warming and mobility routine.
5. Layer up!! It’s gonna get colder so bring an extra layer until your warm to prevent the risk of injury