2014-01-27 training log

Whatever…. MRI results today, hopefully.

  • Bench Press – Explosive
    • 45 x 5
    • 45 x 5
    • 95 x 5
    • 115 x 5
    • 135 x 3
    • 155 x 3 x 8
  • Close-grip Bench Press
    • 165 x 5 x 2
  • Bench Press with 1″ pause off chest
    • 145 x 8 x 3
  • Lat Pulldowns
    • 110 X 15
    • 110 X 15
    • 110 X 10
    • 90 X 15
  • DB side raise
    • 20 x 10 x 3
  • Fat-Man chin-ups
    • bw x 5 x 3
  • Foam Rolling

MRI results didn’t happen because of the Great Austin Ice Storm of 2014. Doctor cancelled all his appointments. So supposedly today I’ll get results.

Originally I hoped to have results and this week would have started a new routine based upon those results, but lacking the information I just stayed the course and did another “explosive” day modeled after the Cube Kingping program (1st cycle). In many respects, it was a “going through the motions” sort of day, which is fine at this point.

I did walk to the gym. My ankle isn’t quite ready for “angry gorilla walking” sort of walk, but I could walk at a pace slightly more than a mosey. I figure I’ll slowly work my way back up.

In other news….

I weighed in at 240 this morning. Color me surprised. That’s 10# lost in about 6 weeks. Not too bad, really. I want to be happy about it, and I am, but I’m not feeling like a clean win. See, lost 5# pretty quickly, then been hovering in the 243-246 area for the past some weeks. Either yesterday or the day before I weighed in at 242, and now 240. Why the sudden change?

Is the loss because of the program? Or something else?

Is it because I haven’t squatted nor deadlifted in almost 3 weeks, and I’ve lost some muscle?

I thought the 242 might have been dehydration (I didn’t drink much at all on Friday for whatever reason), but I drank tons of water all weekend. So that’s probably not it.

I did start taking some Konsyl psyllium husks over the weekend. Been avoiding that hoping I could just get enough fiber through veggies, but alas, no. Thing is, a lot good fiber-rich foods are also carb-rich, or at least carb-enough they won’t play with this CarbNite stuff. Even Kiefer suggests a fiber supplement so…. I’ll just say things are happier, and who knows if this contributed in some way.

I’ve upped my daily dose of caffeine, and while not a coffee drinker, I’m drinking some while doing this. Maybe this?

In my quest for sweets that work, Wife and I hacked up a “pudding” consisting of coconut cream, my unsweetened chocolate whey isolate, and some Splenda. Works out that about 100g of the stuff has like 55g protein, 12g fat or some such like that. Had 3 servings over the weekend. I noticed after having it, my heart was a little “happy”… Wife reports coconut oils can do this to her heart too. Could that, and the caffeine, and whatever, have some impact? Maybe the MCT’s?

So you can see, there’s a lot of possible questions here.

I really don’t know.

Funny thing is, as I squeeze the fat around my middle, it feels really squishy. In some regards, it makes me feel much fatter than normal. But then, I also think that when it was a lot more, it felt more solid… so maybe more squishy is a good sign — i.e. same amount of skin, but less stuff filling it up?

Anyways, lots of unknown at this point. I’m wanting to be happy about the 240, but it’s just going to have to be continued progress to really know if this is happening or not. Just push forward, stay the course.

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