Teddy…good to hear from ya, bud. 90 miles, huh? That’s one helluva T-Man! I would have been your co-pilot (over breaks I have to travel about 45 minutes to get to the gym). So, for your Max Weights are you doing a 2 on, 1 off, 1 on, 1 off schedule? Are you doing any direct delt work? I used to always have a separate shoulder day in my split until I came across T-mag and Poliquin’s Principles. Since, I really haven’t done much if any, and my delts used to be my real strong bodypart (they literally overwhelmed everything else), but since I think I’ve lost a bit. However, in this phase I’m throwing in the two pre-exhausion supersets for medial and rear delts in Poliquin’s book on hip-dominant leg day. I used to train legs all on one day, but since starting Ian’s Limping program and reading T-mag, I’ve split up hams and quads pretty much. I find if pretty effective.
So things went okay with squats and deads on the same day? I was thinking about switching things up and doing legs altogether again and would like to do them both. About the low-cal day, I really believe that it’s a good idea to throw in a lower calorie day or two during the week (depending on how much you’re eating the other days). I particularly believe–and do this myself–that energy needs aren’t nearly the same on off days as they are on training days. I probably get too technical with it, but being the anal bastard I am, I don’t see the point in way over-eating. However, I don’t think I’m getting quite as much on training days as I would like, so I’m really shoveling it in on the off days also. This might sound familiar, but today I slept in a bit and plan on hitting it kinda early to get back into things and won’t get the six big meals that I would like (probably just 5). But I don’t see the point in trying to get as much in 12 hours as I would in 14-15. I also like to switch things up on my body so it doesn’t get used to the same energy intake, and I think that it might help with bringing up appetite and metabolism a bit (as if it’s not already kickin’ some major butt already).
Thanks for the update, Teddy. Today's an off day for me also. Yesterday was quad-dominant legs. Kicked some major butt--that's how I feel anyway. Most people probably wouldn't understand why I was struggling under the squat bar, but had I told them I was on my 18th rep of 20-rep breathing squats, they either would have either got the message or been clueless. Tomorrow's TVT Back/Bis...Damn, I'm already stoked!
Teddy, you might not have caught it in a previous post, but I asked what ephedrine you took. Also, the vicopetine that you referred to, where can I get it and what’s in it again? Thanks, buddy. I’ll probably be back in a bit.