Today for me began the Beast Bulk phase with Bulk Chest. I’ve been really excited about moving into this phase due to its focus on one body part per workout and it didn’t disappoint. Nearly 4 hours later and I still have a deep tiredness in my pecs.
This was the first time I’ve ever done a ‘Force Set’. This a sequence of 5 sets of 5 reps with 10 seconds rest between each where you hold the weight at the beginning of the movement. I did this with 18kg dumbbells and the last set was a massive challenge and form went out the window.
It was also my introduction to Progressive Sets for incline press. They work like this: choose a light, medium and heavy weight.
Start with 15 light, 12 medium, 8 heavy without rest. Then 90 seconds break before going back the other way with 8 heavy, 12 medium and 15 light. Again, that final set was a killer, using 13.5 kg dumbbells that felt like anvils, I got to 12 before having to drop the weight and use just the handles of my powerblocks.
I think I’m going to like this phase
End of Build Phase stats:
Height: 5′ 11″ ( No change )
Weight: 182lb (up 4lb)
BF%: 9.9% (up 0.7% all in my legs apparently)
LBM: 164 (Up 2lb)