Well pursuant to everyone’s advice I’ve been trying to be more casual about everything in life. For the first time in 4 months I haven’t kept a food log b.c. there isn’t much of a need to. I’ve eaten the same staples day in and day out for long enough to know what quantities are neccessary to achieve my goals. Sadly this has led to a minor deterioration in my habits (I proudly walked around in a Testosterone t-shirt last night only to drink beer and eat pizza; sorry T-mag!). Overall though I still eat pretty decently; but my results just won’t come as fast.
In terms of lifting I’m taking 300mg/day of 1-ad for 3 weeks and just eating more or less a maintenance caloric diet. So far I’ve put on 10lbs in about 2 weeks (Basically all water weight which will be shed in the first week I’m off of it based on prior experience); and had a minor increase in lifts; although nothing as substansial as my normal progress (although then again I’ve never tried 1-ad without eating massive amounts of calories).
And even with deadlifting instead of worrying about if my form is perfect; I don’t. I just LIFT THE DAMN WEIGHT! As long as I keep my back aligned properly I need not worry. For example my roomate and I workout together and both have very different forms. I start with my ass a lot lower than he does; he does more of a stiff-legged deadlift while I do more “traditional” deadlifts (atleast for the first rep and then then they turn into more stiffs); but instead of arguing over which one has it perfect I just say “fuck it.” And interestingly enough; I can do a lot more weight.
My form is still there and I’m now training at a proper intensity. Instead of being a puss and only lifting 225 for 4x6 I’ve been doing 265. I tried 300 today and I nailed it for the first two sets of 6 reps; but I had to stop after 2 sets and lower the weight b/c I was overzealous.
Shower time post-workout.