7/6/14 - Sunday
Back. Woke up at a sharp 9:30, not freakin 1:00 like yesterday.
Oh, and here's one of the double headspins I got a couple days ago:
If it's clipping short just search "Headspin 7.6.14" on YT.
Lately I've really wanted to just focus on deadlift and back training. Conventional thinking would point to arms and shoulders as the most important muscles, but do they really support the whole body? What about the legs trying to dangle all around, do they prevent that too? Doubt it. I remember the first time I engaged my back learning a handstand, it felt so stable it was like I was doing it against a wall. And same with learning freestanding HSPs. And with 90s/reverse 90s, what really was forced to grow was my traps, not my shoulders. And I remember my double headspins only came when I engaged my glutes to keep my legs up. Any time I'm trying to do a one-arm handstand, what buckles and twists out of place before I fall is my upper back. And headflips? I need strong hams and glutes to kip back up onto my feet from my head, and my upper back better be tense to keep my head from slipping around. Barrel mills? Well I can't say for sure but it sure as hell doesn't look like an arm/chest dominant contraction. Finally, I remember the first time I did GMs. I couldn't even do a forearm headstand, shoulders and arms be damned my back and legs were noodles and that's all that mattered.
I will do it like this:
Lower body assistance (GMs, leg curls/extensions)
Upper body assistance (pull-ups, rows, dips)
Deadlift (speed) - doesn't necessarily have to be deadlift
Upper body assistance
To keep myself from getting burned out like what's been happening, no session goes longer than 90 minutes. My experience has been showing me that it creates a vicious cycle when you have long sessions because you get burned out, which leads to you taking more time to psyche up for stuff, which leads to more time spent in the gym, which burns you out even more because the next day you're like FAAAWKKK I WAS IN THERE FOUR HOURS YESTERDAY. Despite what I want to think I can either go all out for short time or marathon it.
And I'm sick of being a braindead vegetable after a training session. Both mentally and physically. I've got things to do with my life.
Starting today. Did you really think I would take three off days in a row? And eat <200g carbs per day too huh. Well it's only 10:30 and I'm sure as hell not going to lurk the GAL forum all day.