Keep up intensity. Routine, diet, technique. All of these things matter a lot. But the intensity has got to be there every day, every set, every rep, every bite of food. I'm eating like a champ--at least I think that I am. We'll see how the gains go.
I hope today goes well, as it's my first day to do both of my workouts within two hours of one another. As with the diet, I'm thinking of it as an experiment. We'll see how it goes. Ordered some creatine today--we'll see how that goes. I want my body to adjust to being in weightlifting form and to the new diet first, most likely--then I'll begin using creatine. Might help for the transition from the run to the lifting.
I love being in the gym in the morning. No one around at 5:45. Today went really well, I think. Squats were a tad on the disappointing side, but I just need patience. My intensity was good, and I was able to do everything I wanted within the time allotted.
3 eggs; 1 white; spinach and celery--250 cals
cottage cheese--100 cals
string cheese--60 cals
Total: 690 cals
1 scoop whey-130
total: 190 cals
2 scoops whey: 260
During Day Snacks:
Too much to keep track of during the working day. I think that for each day, it'll be useful if I stress innovations instead of keeping to the same plan as a way to measure impact. For instance, have introduced red meat into my diet the past two days.
DB Bench--ended up going 7x5, with 65s last set.
Squat--went 145 last set. Should have gone lighter--my back's pretty tight.
BB Press--90 for 5 last set. Tried 95 as bonus 7th set, got it 2. Disappointing, frankly.
DLift--165 again, but felt easier this time. God, I love DLing.
Weighted Dips--Did 10lb weighted x6 for 5 sets. Did multiple sets of BW for 8 as well at end.
Body Weight Squats
DB Incl Fly--40x10 last (4th) set; felt good.
Tri press--did more dips instead. I'm accepting the wisdom that tri presses are a waste of time.
Last night went pretty well.