Note: If you are wondering why the hell there is a crab on a tree for the beginning of my post…I blame the attach image button. I thought it would show up at the location I “attached my image” which in this case it was right at the end…now it just looks weird.
Note 2: Crabs are climbing trees stealing our coconuts. RUN, RUN!
Today I actually did my measurements. I was kind of nervous about them, but since I have nothing to compare them to I figured it will not be that bad.
calf 17 1/4
waist 50 1/2
chest 49 3/8
Obviously I am big now lets see how inches will fluctuate as time progresses.
4 boiled omega-3 eggs, 3 sticks of celery, 1 tbsp peanut butter
4 oz steak, 1 cup cucumbers, 1 tbsp olive oil
4 oz chicken, 1 cup broccoli, 1 tbsp olive oil
1 scoop Surge
3 scoops Grow! Whey
1 tbsp peanut butter (maybe it was 1.5 I used an actual spoon because I spaced a little bit…)
I like the weekends I get to eat my food fresh instead of from tupperwear reheated in the microwave. The chicken was delicious, I think the garlic powder and paprika I used on it give it a really good taste. I over-salted them a bit this time. I keep having trouble with salt, I did not cook with salt for years so I over-estimate at times since my natural tendency is to go low, I force myself to put more…which sometimes is not a good idea.
A1 Squat: 9x90, 9x90, 7x110, 7x100, 5x120, 5x120
A2 Romanian Deadlift 9x50, 9x50, 7x60, 7x60, 5x70, 5x80
B1 Leg Press 9x270, 8x290, 7x310, 6x340
B2 Leg Curl 9x95, 8x115, 7x125, 6x135
C1 Bulgarian Leg Squats 7x20 DB
C2 Standing Leg Curl 7x70
Leg work outs are always rough. I was still kind of sore from my morning walk so I was afraid that I would not be able to perform my workout well. Turned out I had nothing to worry about. I tried to be very accurate with my tempo and I was succesful. I still have the tendency to hold the neutral/rest position. Every time I did weights in the past I would hold for a 1 or 2 count. Going from that to 0 count feels akward, I will keep on it and hopefully by the end of this week my tempo will be perfect.
Romanian Deadlift, I can finally say that I feel 100% comfortable doing this exercise. I got no back pain and really felt my hamstrings getting a work out. My tempo was perfect and I was even able to go up by 10 pounds on my 5 rep set. To whoever is reading this if you ever wonder how to do an exercise properly go to google videos or youtube and just type the exercise name. Avoid the videos that talk about weight numbers, as in 400lbs squat videos, tend to suck since they are focusing on lifting the weight not on the form. There are plenty of companies/people that post their videos on proper form and best of all its free.
My Leg Press and Curls both went up in weight while having a better tempo than last week. Leg Press is becoming one of my favorite exercises. I can lift heavy and I definitely feel a burn on my Quads, plus I get to see how my leg muscles are being flexed while I am pushing.
Hardest exercise of the day, the Bulgarian Legs Squats, not only its a squat with one leg but you also have to deal with the whole balance issue. Only had to do 7 reps, but they were hellish. I was huffing and puffing at the end.
So what did I do after my leg workout? Cardio of course, 45 mins on the elliptical trainer on resistance 4, 380 burned calories later I stepped of and kind of limped to my car. One of the things that sucks in my gym is that all the equipment is on the second floor, so every time I workout I have to go down stairs. Which is a rather difficult task when your legs are all shaking from the weight lifting and tired from the cardio. The solution is walk like a crap, which is sideways for the uneducated