DAY 18: SHOULDERS
So I changed things up in the routine a bit today to keep my muscles guessing. I’ll go back to the usual stuff next time. As you guys saw from the video today, I took TWO scoops before heading to the gym. Literally as soon as the video was done I was out the door!
What I used to notice: beta alanine tingles, flushing, tachycardia, increased focus, increased drive, energy spike without crash, and ridiculous pumps.
What I notice now that I’m more than 2 weeks in: BA tingles are still present as is the flushing about 5-10 minutes after dosing. Tachycardia is present only with the first two or three sets of my first exercise and then it subsides. Intense focus. Intense drive. Smooth long lasting energy from beginning to end and beyond of workout. And the pumps… my god the glorious pumps. You’ll see! So I’ve definitely adjusted now to two scoops!
STANDING OVERHEAD BARBELL PRESS: 45×15 95×10,8 85×10,9
SEATED DB OVERHEAD PRESS: 25×15 40×10,10,8+2@35 35×10 25×12
BARBELL SHRUG: 135×10 225×5+5@185 185×10,10,10 which led to an immediate dropset of…
DB SHRUG: 70×10 50×12
FRONT RAISES: 20×10,10
LATERAL RAISES: 20×8+2@15 15×10
REAR DELT FLYS: 5x10warmup 15×10 too heavy to maintain squeeze 10×10,10,20
STRAIGHT BAR UPRIGHT ROW: 60×10,10,10,10
Needless to say my shoulders were cooked. Didn’t really set any PRs today… or maybe I did. I’ve always done DB overhead press and never really kept track of the barbell press so who knows. Either way I felt fantastic walking out of the gym! Those rear delt fly DOMS really crept in when I was grocery shopping afterwards. Hurt just to reach for things off the shelves! The pumps were ridiculous! And during the raises I noticed some new vascularity showing through in my front delt!