Week 5
Weight 10st 0.0lbs

I managed 3 sessions at the gym this week.
Lower session 1, I started off with my squat, last week I did 5 sets of 5 @ 52.5kg followed by 1 set of 5 @ 55kg. This week I did 5 sets of 5 @ 55kg. I felt OK but the last few reps were hard. I was due a de-load week but at the moment I'm still pushing and I feel 'good to go' so I'm postponing the de-load for now.

Upper body session, my benchpress was 5 sets of 5 @ 32.5kg (2.5kg up from last week) small steps but I'm going in the right direction. The elbow pain has eased but I'm still working on trigger point therapy and doing some shoulder accessory work.

Lower body session 2, last weeks deadlift consisted of 5 sets of 5 @ 60kg which was my pb, this week I did 5 sets of 5 @ 62.5kg (again, 2.5kg up on last week).

It's been a testing week this week with not much time to chill, lack of sleep and eating as and when I get time so I didn't think I'd progress in my lifts, but I did and not only did I progress, I felt strong in all my lifts and carried out all my accessory work with either more reps or added weight.

I’m still continuing to train at least 3 times weekly and I will continue to log my weights/reps and sets but I can’t guarantee I’ll get time to write my diary every week at the moment. Sometimes other things have to take priority.