Seriously. I was in a rut in my training (I mostly do Strength focus, 5/3/1 stuff - I compete in Highland Games and such. I am over 40, so there is that to consider as well.
I decided to search around for a workout that scared me so much I didn’t want to do it. So, I tried “Six Weeks to Superhero.” Very interesting results:
Pain in my left arm (shoulder, elbow, wrist) that has persisted for nearly a year, vanished after the first two workouts and has yet to return.
I got acne, which I haven’t had since adolescence.
I felt like a God for the first four weeks. Seriously, I felt like I could break through walls, tear bears apart with my bare hands (see what I did there?) and overall was plowing through the workouts. Libido was off the charts. Rest times between sets were going down each workout. I felt great. [I was on no drugs, and no unusual supplements - just creatine, BCAAs, and protein powder].
The 5th week came, and I hit a wall. I could barely move. I made it through the first workout of the 5th week, but felt like I was going to puke. I had no energy, and could barely function. I couldn’t make it through the second workout of the 5th week. I had to call it off.
Anyway, no real questions. Just wanted to share my experience. I may revisit it again in a few months, when I feel I need to break through a plateau again. We’ll see, I guess.