Last night I was reading an article that claims if you focus on the muscle you are working during the workout you increase the growth potential. I've always done that, but I was extremely aware of it today when working my arms.
Todays workout was fun, but somehow it didn't seem as intense as it could. I'm going to remember that for next week. I did get a nice pump though.
DB concentration curl (ss)
20×12; 25×10; 25×8(f)
Overhead cable tricep extension (ss)
85×12; 90×10; 105×14 (f)
BB curl (ss)
65×12; 70×9; 70×7(f)
Lying DB french press (ss)
25×12; 25×10; 25×8(f)
Bent leg crunch (ss)
13; 11; 9
Lying leg raise (ss)
12; 10; 8
I just didn't feel really strong today. I did manage to finish my weight workout in 50 minutes. I think part of my problem was nutrition this morning. I workout first thing in the morning and I always have a protein shake and some type of carbohydrate (usually oatmeal or fruit or both). Today I left the house and forgot my carbohydrate portion of my meal. I believe that is why I had less strength.
At the same time, I didn't feel like the workout was as intense as it should have been. I believe this also might have been related to how my body was feeling.
Does anyone have any ideas on pushing every set to failure? I've heard many different concepts and would love to hear what you all think about it. Another question: Why does it seem that my triceps don't burn out no matter how high I push the weight? I seem to be able to just do rep after rep. I always feel the triceps two days later, but I just feel like I can go forever during the workout. Ideas?