2015-01-26 training log

Not a -10% day, but not a great day either.

I think it’s a simple thing: diet. I’m not progressing in the gym because the diet just doesn’t support it. But that makes sense — the diet is aiming to lose fat, not build muscle nor strength. So that I’m feeling plateaued, that I’m not really going anywhere in the gym… it all stands to reason.

Especially now because the diet is rather depleting. My carbs are cut pretty low, and in fact just took another mild cut to them. It’s all proving to work out ok because the fat loss is certain (weighed 227 yesterday, 226 today). Goal is 225 by this coming Sunday, which should be do-able.

But yeah… today just felt… bleah. I have no gas. Not only are my weekends very deprived food-wise, but then I did a lot of unexpected moving and hauling of furniture all weekend long, so that added to my caloric expenditure for sure. All good, but just didn’t lend to the gym today.

I did start to think that if things continue to be level or even regress, gym-wise, that I may lower my poundages. That’s part of why I chose Base Building as the program to follow while on the diet, because it has good allowance for such regulation. But I also thought that say on Benching, I might first fall back to model 1 and see how that does for me instead.

Don’t know. Will take it as it comes.

Based upon Paul Carter’s Basebuilding

  • Bench Press (model 2)
    • bar x 5
    • bar x 5
    • 120 x 5
    • 140 x 4
    • 165 x 3
    • 180 x 2
    • 205 x 1
    • 225 x 1
    • 205 x 5
    • 205 x 5
    • 205 x 5
    • 180 x 5
    • 180 x 5
    • 180 x 5
    • 145 x 15 (AMRAP)
  • Dips
    • BW x 6
    • BW x 5
    • BW x 4
    • BW x 4
  • DB Incline Press (350 Method)
    • 40e x 19
    • 40e x 14
    • 40e x 11
  • Polquin Flies
    • 15e x 15
    • 15e x 12
    • 15e x 12
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