I cannot wait to start eating carbs again…..
Wendler 5/3/1 program, cycle 21, week 1
- Work Set – Press (working max: 145#)
- 2x5x45 (warmup)
- 1x5x95 (work)
- Assistance – Press, 30-rep
- Assistance – Lat Pulldowns
- 4 x 15/15/12/10 x 100
- Assistance – Lateral Raises
- 3 x 12/10/8 x 20 (with a drop set at the end)
- Assistance – Rope Pressdowns
- 3 x 15 x 40
- Assistance – Hammer Curls, 30 rep
Yeah, I’m dropping the 7/5/3 approach. It’s just not going to work on this restricted diet. again, I got half-way through my pulldowns and my body just ran out of gas. Bleah.
I did opt tho to push the final set and crank out a few more than the prescribed reps. I didn’t push it tho… 7 was easy and I just stopped.
The 30-rep thing… well, it was cool on the curls, but I don’t think it’s going to work as well for the assistance pressing. We’ll see. Too soon to tell.
It’s been a week now of “no carb”. Oh sure, I get little bits, but there’s no explicit carb consumption. I about went ape-shit over the weekend and found some solace in a Diet Pepsi and 2 Diet Dr. Pepper’s, then a La Croix raspberry. Oh I hate that shit, but it helped. Frankly, what I really wanted was fruit: granny smith or gala apples, grapes, banana. Or most of all? Cantaloupe. It’s melon season and we just got a fresh-picked one in our CSA box… it smells so good, better than any chain grocery store melon because it was on the vine in the sun until the last minute. But I can’t have. *sigh*
Whatever diet protocol to take, because there’s millions and they’re essentially the same, I still have a few more days of “no carb”. Then restricted. I’m thinking about going back to Carb Back Loading because it’s a protocol that I think can keep me sane and would be something I should stick to, better than massive “fasting” or “denial”. I’ve been doing more figuring on macros, which I think is the real trick for me. Still figuring.
But I’ll say this much… there are pork ribs in the freezer, and they are going to be consumed this coming (long) weekend. 🙂