do you think it’s with your breathing? I have to pretty much plan out how I’m going to breathe before a set, as it changes a bit for different rep ranges.[/quote]
I don’t think so. There’s a lot you have to take into account with me. So I’ll give you a short back story.
I’m not sure what is happening with this my life at the moment (not the program’s fault). When the program was working the best, it worked like magic for about 6 months. Literally, weight just came up like you wouldn’t believe, then I started failing reps when my life became a mess.
I refused to accept less than 10 reps on any of my last sets and I couldn’t eat because of school, which also makes me have to occasionally take a week completely off resulting in dropping 5 lbs, which I constantly have to regain. School also causes me a significant amount of stress and flares my IBS. Yeah I know too much info, but it does happen. If I am able to go, I go. The only things that keep me from going to the gym are school and violent vomiting/diarrhea. Ive lifted through pneumonia, hangovers, not eating for a couple days, no sleep, etc…
Now I just rep out every workout, which may be beating me up and causing me to stall, but I feel like it is better because, at the bare minimum if I have to take a week off or miss workouts I’ve already torched my muscles. I’m only going to deload when I cannot maintain the minimum amount of reps, then maybe if school isn’t looking that rough (I am doing all of my scheduling and test planning in the next couple days) then I’ll do things a little more intelligently. Also I have not been able to cook because my room mates are quite possibly the messiest people on the planet, and I dont have time to clean their messes before I cook, and then clean up again. In my eyes, it is better to do too much than too little. Stalling is better than losing.
This program (it has changed a little over time, but is basically the same)took me from 162 to 214.3 in 7 months. Yeah, I gained a little bodyfat, but my waist only gained an inch or so. I can detail my diet from when I was cooking if anyone is interested. It takes no time at all.
Right now my diet is all over the place.
Thanks for posting man. I might go workout later tonight. (I have decided to do every other day rather than the normal split for BBB.)