Well eating breakfast has been going good. So thats a plus.
Let me talk about training first, will come back to nutrition later.
Read the previous post and realized that it was the lats that were sore, never have my lats ever been this sore, then again I never did pulldowns, and always treated them as an afterthought if even that.
If you can’t do pull ups, do hangs, negatives, use a band.
But the pulldowns kicked my arse, boy were they (lats) sore the next day or two when I tried to foam roll.
I know its only been 5 days since my last post but I feel like so much has happened since.
I had gone in to do the whole body training day, did a few hang cleans, wasn’t feeling to hot, decided to scrap the scheduled session, work up to an “explosive” double or single (can’t remember which one) on the deadlift.
A day or two later I was still feeling some soreness in the mid traps, was liking the feel of it soo much decided to do the whole body training session again. This time I did the whole prescribed session, (note to self, the circut should be done in a matted area rather than in the cardio aerobics room, that wood flooring isn’t too joint friendly.) I used a “dynamax” med ball, (those big ass black and grey balls that are used in crossfit,) for the ball slams and noticed that my shoulders didn’t like the slamming part, will have to come up with a alternative for that.
The metabolic conditioning part of it was suppose to be as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of bike sprints, row ergometer, push ups, I split it up into rowing and push ups in 6 minutes and bike intervals in 6 minutes.
Today I did the lower body strength day, as prescribed, and I don’t know if I ever started sweating as early as I did today, maybe I was looking out for it, and that’s why I noticed the perspiration, placebo effect? Who cares
Did front squats instead of back squats, used the small plyo box as a depth tool, squatted down until hammies/glutes lightly brushed it and would stand back up, so no sitting on the box.
The slow front squats were killer, thats all I have to say.
Used 25 lb DBs instead of the 35 lb DBs, which would have been 20% of bodyweight.
I guess having the barbell in the front rack position for a while does a number to my hands, particularly the ligaments in my left hand, I feel a deep soreness in the palm of the left hand.
Since barbell hip thrusts hurt, I did single leg hip thrusts superset with half kneeling cable lift, did 10 reps instead of the 6-8.
And now back to nutrition. Somewhere in between these 5 days since my last post I got a “compliment” from a coworker I hadn’t seen in a while, which was I look smaller and flatter. I’ll take it for now.
Which reminds me I need to put up my measurements and pictures.