Okay so I’m gonna be a pussy for a bit and whine.
I recently switched over from my old Madcow 5x5 routine to the Juggernaut Method. The day after my first workout, I come down with a strain of the flu, get quarantined to my house, and spend the next month being sporadically pricked with needles and vomiting. I lost about 30 pounds.
I tear into my new workout after lowering the numbers to account for my month away.
Uncle dies, my car gets wrecked, I’m told my wife won’t be coming to see me for at least another 3 months, and they say my grandmother is going to die any day now.
Doesn’t matter, I just work it out at the gym. I don’t need shit as long as I’m lifting.
But now my Squat is suffering. Before I got sick, I was looking at 400lbs max without a belt or anything, and could get 335 x5. I keep struggling with any weight over 250 for anything over 4-5 reps. It’s just very frustrating.
Anyone got some advice on anything I can do? If not, I’m just gonna go hurl some fragile shit at my back fence to blow off some steam. Then, I’m going to eat some chicken and rice and nap. Finally, I’m going to go back to my Madcow5x5 and work back up to where it and the RSR got me and hit up 5/3/1 when that stalls.