Saturday, May 09, 2009

Caffeinated Bench Press

Bally the Dog and I are out in the country this weekend where we did our regular big dog walk at the park, and then a crazy mid-morning thunderstorm hit, complete with marble-sized hail.

Don't know if we'd ever had that out at the farm before...first time for everything, I guess.

I then spent the morning working on an updated version of the classic manual...

We'll be releasing this new version (and new bonuses) to all past TT members - and all new TT users, of course - on Memorial Day...just in time for the the last day to enter the 5th TT Transformation Contest.

I ended up drinking a few cups of strong Green Tea to stay focused, giving me a little more caffeine than normal, and so when I went to train, that focus carried over into a great bench press workout.

Because I'm going to Bethesda, Maryland this week, I had to move my workouts up a couple of days. Here's how it went down...

1) Bench - Did 250x2, 260x2, 270x2, 275x1, and 255x3 (felt good)

2) RDL - 255x3x6

3A) DB Incline - 85x3x8
3B) BB Row - 205x3x8

Then I went back and had some pancakes. Yeah, pancakes. With real maple syrup and butter. Hey, it just felt right.

Then again, Jay Ferruggia says you should eat pancakes, lots and lots of pancakes if you want to get big and strong. And Jay knows his stuff. So I guess I was just following a trusted recommendation.

Going to do squats on Monday,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS


Andy said...

Believe it or not, Craig...I find that ironic: I also had pancakes this week after a workout and damn they were soooooo GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD. Syrup and the whole bit!!!! Yummy. =)

Alex said...

I third the pancakes motion. What are you doing in Bethesda? I'm about 30 minutes south of there for a few weeks, in Virginia. It's going to be in the 60's and cloudy here this week, but at least it's not soul-crushingly dreary for the moment.

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS said...

Gotta go see my friend Yanik Silver and a few other people. Need some help on making the Transformation Contest even better and better.