Link to the triple strength 4-AD-EC sale/article:
Well, even if my training was "poor" as you put it, I should still have that UP feeling even if I wasn't doing things right in the weight room.
morning - protein shake with scoop of natty pb, couple pretzel rods maybe
mid-morn - apple(or some fruit cup) and half protein bar usually
lunch - protein source (beef, chicken, etc) and fruit/vegetable
(strawberries, pineapple, carrots)
mid-afternoon - half protein bar
(training - scoop of Surge/creatine/(Power Drive on ME days))
supper/bed - midnight snack (per precision nutrition), sometimes I
will have another meal, sometimes just this.
This is my "work-week" meal schedule 95% of the time. Weekends usually
a little more haphazard. But I always try for a protein and
fruit/vegetable meal a couple times along with some other "snacks".
Training-wise (before starting 4ad ec)
On a westside inspired template that I made up. 3 days a week.
ME Bench Day
ME Dead Day
DE Bench/Dead Day
I pick a ME exercise, an assistance exercise, an 'even-out' exercise
(rotater cuff/pulling mostly), an ab exercise, and a form of cardio.
The DE day is the same except I do DE bench and dead, then pick the
Right now I am on a total body one I made, essentially doing dead-squat-bench a few times a week, varying the intensity/volume each day.
After thinking some more about it, I think I might be in an overtrained state and that is why it isn't working as well. The max attempts from the westside influenced one probably dragged me down some, and didn't have a rest week before I started this new one.
I also maxed out on monday (first day on 4-AD-EC) so I could use that for the different percentages for this new workout. I usually hit over 400 for dead, but this time I ended up struggling getting up 385. (another piece where I think I am overtrained, with 'fatigue masking fitness')
The week was:
W-60%(was planning on 80, but didnt feel up to it)
Note this was this last week's workouts, co-inciding with my first week on the 4-AD-EC. I think I might just be dragged down so it's trying to bring me back from that...I will see how this next week goes. Unless you have some tips, but I think I generally have decent plans of actions (despite this, which seems I overtrained myself and want the 4 ad ec to bring me back while still training hard.