Back to the Perfect Consolidated Routine
So, I decided to return to the perfect consolidated routine today. Considering how the tail end of my last couple workouts suffered, I figure it’s about time. I felt fully recovered from last week already, so instead of waiting until a full week, I decided to hit it today. I dropped the first warm-up set I usually do for 10 reps. At this point, I don’t feel it’s necessary and is probably counter-productive. I usually feel sufficiently warmed-up after two warm-up sets, even in the cooler weather.
Since I worked legs last week, I decided to do deadlifts and dips this week. Though I didn’t need to convert from kilos to pounds on the deadlifts, I did move from using the Smith machine and a lesser range of motion to free weights and a full range of motion. I lifted ten pounds more than last time but only managed a single. I suspect it was moving to a full range of motion more than moving from the machine to the barbell that made the difference. I would have expected to lift more otherwise.
The same went for dips. I just couldn’t get more than one rep, so I pushed on for five negatives. I still have to weigh myself, but I’d say I’m probably hovering around 210 now at a height of six feet. That means I’m looking at 285 for my max in dips. I’ll follow up later when I get some batteries for my scale and weigh-in. In any case, I will certainly stick to the same weights for the next workout since my reps were so low on this one. I’ll also wait at least a full seven days before working out again regardless of how I feel. I want to ensure I’m fully recovered.
I may need to take a layoff soon. Next week, it’s Smith squats and pulldowns. I’ll probably do another cycle after that, then take a couple weeks off. I’ll have to see.
Deadlift (7-10) – 135×7
Deadlift (3) – 225×3
Deadlift (5-10) – 355×1
Dips (7-10) – BW×7
Dips (3) – 55×2
Dips (6-10) – 75×1 + 5 negatives