been doing something mildly extreme for a few weeks now.
100 sets of 1 repetition of 125% of what used to be my one rep max strict curl. I only do the negative part of the curl, clean and slow, to get the weight up I just clean it to my chest then lower it slowly in a bicep curl eccentric.
overall perceived fatigue = 9.9 out of 10. Red face, grunting and heavy breathing.
the workout takes between two and three hours a day, depends on how much sleep I got the night before. I do get absurd doms in the morning, specially in my traps and forearms but as I keep working the pain goes away during the workout.
For now the gains are good, got veins popping on my biceps almost 24/7, which I didn't have prior.
But my abdomen is killing me, sure my posture got a lot better due to all this cleaning the weight up and my traps are finally starting to be visible with a shirt on from the front. But every time I do a repetition, I get a lot of pain in my abdomen. Not sharp pain but fatigue pain. Almost as if my abdominal muscles are one step from giving in.
The workout feels good overall and I manage to add more plates to the barbel almost every 5 or 6 days for my negatives, but the abdominal fatigue is kind of worrying. Is this a sign of weak abdomen or is it to be expected? Consider I'm not doing ''heavy'' cleans, I'm merely cleaning up something that could be possible curled up.
I would like to keep going, specially for the posture thing but also for the bicep gains.
so what methodologies are there to asset how should I keep going? do I need to incorporate some abdomen training on the side? do I need to slow down so my abdomen can catch up? Do I just ignore it and it will get better?