Transmutation Week 2, Day 2
Close Grip Bench vs Bands
Doubled minis, adds about 70 pounds at the top.
200x3x3 RPE 9
RPE on the 3x3 was supposed to be 8, but my brain doesn’t like working below 200 bar weight, even if there is 70 pounds resistance at the top.
2 Board Bench
275x3x4 Mostly RPE 8+, but the 2nd set was a grinder for some reason.
Chinups 10, 10, 15
No afternoon session today, because I’ll be out of town.
Tuesday it was 9 degrees (F), but this morning it was a sweltering 14. Granted these are outside temperatures, but it really doesn’t feel that differently in the garage. Also, it may have been warmer this morning, because Tuesday felt significantly colder. I actually brought my bar in overnight both days, but the problem with deadlifting Tuesday is that the bar cools down really fast and is pretty cold by the time I get to my working sets. That wasn’t a problem this morning, but my feet were really cold and I kept coming in between sets to warm up.
I’ve been toying with the idea of a schedule change, going to work extra early and taking a 2+ hour “lunch”.