Hi CT and anyone else who has done this,
I just did the third workout of the week of DESTROYING FAT – WAR ROOM STRATEGIES TO MAXIMIZE FAT LOSS (from Thibarmy site). The first two workouts were fine, but then I did the leg day today and experienced hell on earth. It calls for:
*Quads and Hamstrings *
A1. Main quad exercise
*No rest (or 10 sec. to change exercises, as coach Poliquin would say) *
*A2. Quad secondary exercise – 6-8 reps *
*Take 2 minutes of rest, then move on to… *
*B1. Main hamstring exercise – 4-6 reps *
*No rest *
B2. Secondary hamstring exercise.
Take 2 minutes of rest then get back to A1. Perform each superset 5-6 times.
So, I’m working out at home with a squat rack, and DB’s up to 60 lbs. I choose 5 rounds of:
Zercher squat, 205 lbs x 6
Split squat 45 lb DBs x 8e
Snatch grip SLDL 185 x 6
SLDL with 60 lb DBs x 8 (shrug at top)
This absolutely and totally kicked my ass. Like I had never worked out before, and like I could never imagine working out again. I usually do 531, and am used to doing sets of 10 squats, then sets of 10 weighted pull ups. But those are easy compared to this.
Question: why was this so impossibly hard? Should I adjust the exercise selections or the weights? It took me about 35 minutes, not counting warming up and warm up sets. Then I laid on the floor for several minutes before I could face life again.