I didn't do a blog entry yesterday, but not because I didn't train. It simply would've been such a short posting that it didn't seem worth it. I went in to do a full back and biceps workout, but was only able to get through the lat work, as I couldn't stop my coughing fit. Back requires a bit more effort than chest, apparently, so my lungs were struggling with all the flu remnants taking up valuable breathing room. So, the lat work listed below was from Wednesday and the rest of back and biceps work was done today...
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Note: My current program is based on the Alternate Phase 2 workout in
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Summary: The 4X TORQ work on Wednesday felt great for lats, but was simply too much for my lungs to deal with. Coughing fits forced an early and unexpected gym retirement for the day, but I continued where I left off this morning, but with 3X TORQ instead. Still tough, but much easier to deal with and I was able to get a rather good workout in. I used a narrower grip on the Cable rows for some variety and I finished biceps on Machine preachers, which I normally don't like much, but they did allow for a good continuous tension and a great peak contraction.