Natural Bodybuilding Contest Prep 2022 Training Journal (5)
Training logs for week starting 28th February
Training is picking up momentum now after a sticky couple of weeks post illness. Feeling leaner, energetic and eager to continue to push myself to get the work done. The first session of the week was recorded for YouTube at 1am (link is below the journal entry).
Posing at the end of the week was a bit off - felt flat and skinny (just one of those days). I was unable to weigh myself on the same scales. In future I will make sure I do it on the Friday session so I don't miss out.
Posing after the Monday session
DAY 1 (28.02.2022)
Flat Chest Press Machine
High Elbow Cable Low Row
DB Lateral Raises
DB Incline Hammer Curls
Cable Rope Pushouts
Watch the full session HERE!
Day 2 (02.03.2022)
Machine Seated Shoulder Press
BB Deficit RDL's (Up to lower thigh)
Parallel Bar Dips (With belt)
Close Grip Chins (Assisted Machine)
DB Scott Curls
EZ Bar Laying Extensions
Seated Calf Raises
120x6x2 (Longer Pause)
Day 3 (03.03.2022)
DB Seal Row
BB Back Squats
KB Single Arm Standing Shoulder Press
Cross Body DB Tricep Extensions
Dual Cable Bicep Curls
Day 4 (04.03.2022)
Chest Supported Horizontal Row Machine (Dual Grip)
Seated Hamstring Curls
Behind The Neck BB Press
Reverse BB Curls
BB Behind Back Wrist Curls
Seated Calf Raise Machine
Day 5 (05.03.2022)
BB Bicep Curl
38x7x7 (=7x47.5 cheat)
Dual Cable Tricep Pushdown
Quad Extension Machine
Cable Chest Flys (Downwards Trajectory)
Single Arm Lat Pulldown
DB Frontal Raises
Another week ticked off and a step closer to my goal. In summary it was a good week, albeit the legs were a little heavy at the start of the week due to doing the Monday session at night time. Strength is going on slightly since starting the program post illness but still nowhere near what it was during the bulk at the end of 2021.
I was ill late autumn of 2021 and lost a lot of strength which never returned as I went straight into my pre diet leading up to Christmas after I had recovered from the illness. Its not all smooth sailing, its certainly not optimal (it very rarely is) but I'm taking comfort in knowing I have done my best.
Quite enjoying the full body every day routine and will seek to increase volume by adding in extra sets of 10 from next week.
As stated last week I have increased my posing practise sessions. This week I completed 2 rounds and will add more over the next few weeks up to daily practise. For full check in pics each week see my Instagram page HERE! Thanks for reading, see you next week.
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