First! Pictures of the cheat meal I had a few evenings ago. Small, crappy pictures, but worth posting/discussing in brief anyway:
I ate half an order of onion rings (split with Kyle; thank you, Kyle, for so valiantly agreeing to stomach some of these), a large piece of salmon and black been succotash (with some kind of green sauce, observe the picture there), and cake and ice cream. And then I completely passed out when we got home. I don’t know what it is about these monthly extravagant cheat meals, but basically, I eat them and FALL ASLEEP. They are drugs, these Epic Cheat Meals.
Today it’s back to the normal diet. Basically, I periodically go out for a huge meal like the above and feel very little guilt about doing so. You know why? Because these meals are periodic–like once a month. Once I have one, I feel rather satisfied for a while. No need for onion rings for another few weeks, I think.
Yesterday’s workout involved my continual efforts and learning how to bench press correctly. My proportionately very long arms–particularly my long humeri–are a disadvantage in bench, and you can see me attempt to compensate for my problematic leverage if you watch me perform a set:
So I don’t usually do this while benching, but for some reason I decided to mess around on that fifth rep there. I have NO idea what I was doing. Kyle and I discuss this ridiculous move at the end of the video–ie, he makes fun of me and I laugh. Yeah, yeah. Having long arms means bench isn’t as efficient a movement for me as it might be for others with a shorter reach. As a reminder, I’m 62″ tall with a 68″ reach–I do not have short arms. I’m still trying to figure out how to make the benching movement as efficient as possible based on grip width, elbow position, setting up on the bench correctly (this is a big one), and other variables. I’ll get there.