Day 40 of 84
Metabolic Surge: Strength and Recovery Phase, Day 4
What a great day at the gym! Today I did my second Strength Training session following the Metabolic Surge program. I worked on chest (BB bench press), back (deadlifts), shoulders (DB overhead press), biceps (BB curl), and triceps (close grip BB press). As recommended, I was to start with a weight that would challenge me, and so in every one of the exercises, I started with a weight that was near my max for the exercise before I started doing Surge.
In every one of the exercises, I was able to do the recommended reps on the first set. And in every one except for the DB overhead press, I was able to add weight until I was over what was my previous max (the only reason why I was not able to add weight to the DB overhead press is because the jump in weight for the dumbells was too big at 2.5 kg). Granted, I was doing inverted pyramids (6, 5, 4, 3 reps or 5, 4, 3 reps), instead of 3×8 or 3×10, but it’s still a extraordinary feeling for me to do 3 reps for exercises at weights I would not have even attempted 1 rep before. Needless to say, I finished the Strength Training session with a big smile on my face. I even did a little hop for joy after my last deadlift set! After Strength Training, I did set B of Flatten Your Abs Level 2 exercises.
Nutrition was on plan with 6 small balanced meals, tapering off my carbs toward the end of the day.
As I have learned today, keep challenging yourself, and find out just what you are capable of. You just might surprise yourself.