2012-09-17 workout – Wendler 5/3/1 program, cycle 14, Squat 1
Whoops! forgot to enter this back on Monday.
- 5 reps – Squat (working max: 290#)
- 2x5x45 (warmup)
- 1x5x190 (work)
- Asst. #1 – Squat
- 3 x 10 x 135
- Asst. #2 – Pulldown Abs
- 3 x 10 x 110/110/120
Plain and simple.
I ran out of gas.
I wasn’t physically pooped.. my muscles didn’t feel exhausted. But I was out of gas. I just couldn’t go any more. I know part of it was mental… felt run down, felt bad about my 250 set (it was ok, but I only eeked out the required reps and fell forward enough times).
I do think the diet is getting to me.
I am down maybe 10#… maybe. At my most I was 240, and I can get on the scale in the morning and it’ll be just this side of 230. I think it’s probably more like 7-8# of loss. Not 100% sure even if it’s all real or not. I think so, I see and feel some difference.
But regardless of that, I can tell I just can’t push it. Yes, I even think I might reset more. We’ll just have to see. If the weights go down, they do. I expect that and am willing (sigh) to deal with it.
And so a workout like this? just running out of gas? I have to expect it.
I tried to think about why this was the case. I think part of it might have been true energy depletion. Over the weekend I worked at KR Training. While it’s not exhausting work, I’m still on my feet all day and walking around almost the whole time. I know that’s going to burn a few hundred more calories than normal, and I was trying to be sensitive to keeping my intake normal… and I probably even shorted myself a bit. So I think I just burned out my reserves and that was that.
I have a plan on how to deal with such weekends now. We’ll see how it goes.
Anyways…. such is how it is.