Decided on doing squats today. I left my shorts at home today so after work, I was going to buy a new pair and then go straight to the gym but there just weren't any cheap shorts so I decided to just go home, eat dinner, and then go to the gym later (7:30ish or so). On my way home, my mom asked me to do something so my plans for the gym were kinda thrown off so I went home, then changed, grabbed a mouthful of pumpkin seeds and went to the gym.
Did my 15-20 minute AMPED workout and just as I was about to finish, some kid decides to go to the power rack and do squats with 95 lbs. I don't know if they were full squats or 1/4 but I was pissed so I just said I'd do some "Jim Wendler" power cleans (basically form sucks but you're picking up the weight) while waiting 'cause I figured he'd be doing about 4 or 5 sets. I did 3 warmups of 45, 95, 115, and then 3 work sets of 5 reps at 135. Of course, while I was doing the cleans, he goes from the rack to the leg press machine while I was in the midst of my 2nd warmup set. I guess I could have waited for him then. Oh well, got a little extra workout in.
Squats: Training max: 270
I seem to have the most difficulty on my 5 rep weeks but the other 2 weeks seem to be relatively easy. I don't know if it is because I come off a deload or what but I got the required sets so I'm good.
5x10 Squats @160 lbs
(These two are done throughout the squat workout)
5x10 Back extensions
7-7-6-7-8: Hanging Leg Raises
Cardio was pretty brutal today. Tried running sprints at an incline on the treadmill. Never did this before but I liked them. Will probably continue to do it.
The Set up looks like this:
sprinted as fast as I could for at least 30 seconds then brought the speed and incline down to about 3 or 4 mph and 0 degrees and rested for as long as I thought I needed to. After my rest I sprinted again. In a 21:36 span, I got 8 sprints. Next time I will go for 9 sprints.
Today is my day off so I'll be heading to the gym to do my stretching routine and then my modified treadmill prowler pushing.
Food yesterday was:
bfast: 5 eggs (3 whole, 2 white), 32 oz skim milk, whole grapefruit, 5 slices of bacon
snack: 2 mouthfuls of pumpkin seeds
lunch: 10" roast beef sandwich on a roll with swiss cheese, pickles, and extra meat and 32 oz of skim milk.
snack: handful of "Dave Tate's Grab Bag" and mouthful of pumpkin seeds right before the workout
Dinner: 2 chicken fajitas and 32 oz of skim milk.
the 2 chicken fajitas really filled me up but I think it was because I drank the milk first. Next time, I could probably survive with just 1.
Yesterday was 24 hours of college basketball. How much of that did I watch? 0 hours. I remember in college I would skip class on days like yesterday and just watch hoops all day. I miss those days. I would have watched some games at work on espn3.com but I was too busy. Sucks but I hope I'm not this busy the first day of March Madness.
Contemplating getting NBA JAM for the PS3. I think it came out yesterday but that game was the greatest thing in my childhood so there's no way I can pass that up right? Even at 50 bucks, it's still probably worth it. Anyone get it yet? Alright, I'm out like a deaf kid in musical chairs.