My last attempt at a log wasn’t much of a success due to my body’s inability to handle deadlifting, but I’m going to have another bash at a log, this time detailing my attempts to get my resting heart rate to 60bpm.
Right this very minute it is sitting at 74, and it goes up as high as 88 sometimes at rest.
I’m quite an anxious, sympathetic nervous system dominant person, and weirdly sometimes I hold my breath without realising which also contributes to the heart rate thing.
So the steps I plan to implement are:
-steady state cardio, getting my heart rate to 130-150bpm for 30-45 mins
-breathing exercises which should hopefully fix my weird breath holding habit
-supplements like phosphatyldiserine (probably not how you spell it; too lazy to google) and phenibut to lower cortisol and help me sleep
These will be implemented in order, and staggered a couple of weeks apart in an attempt to work out what has helped and what hasn’t. I don’t want to throw everything at it right from the beginning.
My training is going to alternate between weight lifting and cardio. I train a push/pull/legs split, so I’m going to do cardio in between weight training days, but not the day before leg day so my legs are fresh for lifting. It’s 3 days a week of cardio which I’m sure is plenty.
So there you go. I’m not going to bother logging my weight training workouts as there’s nothing wild or exciting about them. They’re just very typical bodybuilder stuff. Instead, I’ll log how much cardio I’m doing, my daily resting heart rate (which I’ll test first thing in the morning and last thing at night) and how that averages out for the week. I’ll also be honest about my drug use and whether or not that is having an effect.
If anyone wants to contribute any ways in which they’ve been able to relax, be it exercises, supplements, drugs or whatever then by all means do so.
And if anyone wants to just shoot the shit then that’s cool too. My logs are an informal place where any and all banter is welcome. Think of it like an episode of Cheers.
Leg day tomorrow so first cardio session will be on Sunday.