Felt really good today. I think it’s the carbs…
Wendler 5/3/1 program, cycle 21, week 2
- Work Set – Press (working max: 145#)
- 2x5x45 (warmup)
- 1x3x105 (work)
- Assistance – Press
- 5 x 10/10/10/8/6 x 90
- Assistance – Lat Pulldowns
- 4 x 12 x 105
- Assistance – Lateral Raises
- 3 x 12/12/9 x 20
- Assistance – Rope Pressdowns
- 3 x 20/15/10 x 45
- Assistance – Hammer Curls, 30 rep
Today went pretty well. I stopped way short of what I could have done with 130 (I felt like I could have gotten 2-3 more reps). That’s fine. I intentionally wanted to stop short, and leave something in the tank, both in general and for the assistance work.
I realized… tho I reset my weights, I didn’t reset my assistance weight. In fact, I upped it. Kept rest periods short throughout the rest of the session (60-90 seconds, save for the 30-rep thing), and just cranked it.
Yeah, I do think it’s the carbs… that night-prior feeding does certainly help. I have noticed my weight is back up, and this is apparently normal after the initial “carb-free” start period — just because the body is readjusting and refueling, since the prior was an abnormal depletion. But I’m still about 5-6# down from where I started, so if that’s true loss (not just glycogen and water) then hey, I’m on a good track. Again, I won’t really be able to tell progress until the end of the month, or until I’m about 10# down. Then I know I’ve actually lost something, not just side-effects of dietary change.
I cannot lie. It’s hard. But I want this bad enough. Finally.