Thanks, I’ll tiptoe into this diet, instead head first dive like I do with everything else I’m not in a hurry anyway, and I don’t look all that bad other than the milk belly. There’s some recent front pic’s in my hub, and I might be getting carried away thinking 40lb loss, 15-20 might do it. I’m married, so strength is first, my wife has to sleep with me no matter how fat I get.
On the topic of your log, you told me the name a few weeks ago, and I’ve been devouring info, it’s awesome. I have a habit of vistiting my favorite couple blogs every morning, before I start my day, and you got inserted right inbetween lift-run-bang, and Upstrong, so your amoung strong company in my mind, with great info. Enough nut hugging, more questions
I wanted to here more on this theory you have on good day PRs, and Bad day PR’s, so if you go to the gym feeling like shit, then you have a bad day PR to shoot for, and if your feeling great, you then have a fucking big PR day. The main reason I’m asking is I’m running smolov right now, and I love it with my squat, but it’s hell on my bench and incline number’s, as well as I try against the rules, to squeeze in one min taxing dead session, so I like this alternate PR idea.
Also, you don’t have to answer my quetion imediatly, I figure you have a life, and I’m hoping this thread lasts for awhile, so really no rush. Thanks later[/quote]
No worries on the question speed. You caught me on a great day. I have a strongman comp on Saturday and will be driving to it tomorrow, so I took today off work to get ready and sort out my odds and ends. I’m just hanging around being low stressed and bored, so this was a nice distraction, haha.
You’ve got the right idea with bad day PRs. It’s a great psychological trick if nothing else, allowing you to walk away from a bad day and say to yourself “if this is what I am capable of on a bad day, it means I can be even stronger on a good day”. Additionally, many trainees attempt to view PRs in a vacuum, not understanding how context can play a big roll. Talking about assistance exercises again, someone may be benching to help their overhead pressing. One day, they might hit a massive overhead press PR, but fail to take into consideration that doing so sapped more strength than it had in the past, and when they go to hit the bench and find themselves weaker, they freak out and question everything.
Sometimes, the sheer ability to remain stagnant on a movement or simply get minorly weaker after a more significant display of strength can still be a PR.