Okay, so today was definitely crazy - I think every post I make is going to start like that…
We got to Texas around 6:30 this morning, which puts my “sitting around in the van” time at 22 hours - that can’t be good for my metabolism but it’s one of the challenges I face. I slept till about 11:30am
We’re at a pretty fancy place right now, with lots of rich weird people so my food descriptions are gonna be a bit weird today. I think I did the absolute best job of eating that I could though.
12:50pm - 1 roasted quail, baby greens salad with carrots, cucumber, tomato, parsley, dill and olive oil. 2 cups coffee, 32 oz water
6:45pm - 1oz mixed nuts, 1oz assorted olives, 3oz red wine
7:17pm - “Fancy” salad with mixed greens, cucumber, red cabbage, carrot ribbons, assorted roasted veggies, a little tomato and this weird blue cheese on a piece of endive lettuce spoon… some olives and viniagrette dressing - pretty tiny but with lots of shit in it - all together not too bad.
7:30pm - 6oz. Roast beef, 2oz mushrooms, 1.5cups string beans, 2oz cold brussel sprout salad with almonds and some sort of mayonaise dressing on it.
7:45pm - 1 strawberry, 3 cups coffee (hey, they put a brownie with caramel and chocolate mousse in front of me…and all I ate was the strawberry - shut it)
9:05pm - 4oz red wine, double espresso
12:00am - 1 scoop grow (post workout)
Okay so today I had to be at a fancy dinner party, so there are multiple courses listed up there. I did the best I could to eat well without offending our hosts, scarfed a mountain of string beans down, and got my share of red wine for a while. It was not a perfect day eating wise, but again I think I navigated a potentially difficult situation pretty well.
Training was good - the intensity was high and I learned two things: I need to improve on pullups, and I hate Waterbury’s reverse hamstring stretch, I spend more time falling down than I do executing that move. Here’s what my circuits looked like tonight:
Pushups - - - - - 44 / 40 / 27
Leglifts- - - - - 72 / 57 / 57
Pullups - - - - - 7 / 8 / 6
Rev Hammy - - - - 6 / 7 / 2
Squat - - - - - - 27 / 25 / 23
Front plank - - - 1 / 1 / 1
Again all of those numbers represent my one minute maxes for reps in those particular lifts.
Okay, so I had a tremendous dropoff in pushup numbers in the last circuit, but the second was much better. With the pullups I went wide grip in set one, narrow with palms facing me in set two, and narrow with palms facing each other in set three. On the last set of reverse hammies I fell so many times I could only “complete” two reps on each leg. Finally - I know I’m holding those planks for the full minute every time which tempts me to add a more difficult exercise, but I’m just barely making it. Doing the planks right after squats is brutal, the quads really want to give out during the plank, so my abs have to fight extra hard. I think even though I’m completing the minute I’m still getting a good benefit because of the difficulty of the exercise.
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