2015-02-02 training log

I saw the shadow cast by my gut, and that meant 6 more weeks of dieting. šŸ˜‰

No not really.

As of yesterday I’m officially down 40 lb since I started back in August — 225 lb. Nice milestone. My original target was 215 but it was never about the scale, it’s always been about the mirror. But a number is needed for planning purposes, so 205 is my new revision. And so, that means maybe 10-12 more weeks of fat-loss dieting, maybe more because I expect a few weeks of maintenance will have to happen.

Thing is tho, I’m starting to feel pretty beat up and worn down. I mean, it’s been about 6 months of dieting and while it’s paid off, it’s also taking a toll. Recently I’ve wondered where my hormone levels are because of the massive reduction in overall diet AND so little fat. But anyways, because of all this in discussions with Nick I’m switching up for this week to see how things go.

First, adding a bit of fats back into the diet.

Second, I’m doing a deload. I would have preferred a “no-deload-deload” to do flat out nothing but sleep, but Nick discouraged that and instead preferred if I just took it at about 50%. So that’s what I did. I still did my normal work up, but all work and assistance sets were cut in half and rounded down (e.g. normally 4 sets became 2 sets, normally 3 sets became 1 set). Gets me some work, but not as much. Shouldn’t tear me down as much, should be easier to recover from, and should maybe leave a little extra food-wise for my body to use to rebuild itself. Oh, this will be my protocol for all sessions this week…. well, lifting sessions. My cardio sessions will remain as normal.

We’ll see how it goes. I admit, I am growing weary mentally, emotionally, and physically, on this diet. The results are highly motivating, both the scale and the mirror. Plus the fact I can see the light at the end of the tunnel helps too. So, I press on. But honestly, I can’t wait to be back on the gain train again.

Based upon Paul Carter’s Basebuilding

  • Bench Press (model 2)
    • bar x 5
    • bar x 5
    • 120 x 5
    • 145 x 4
    • 160 x 3
    • 180 x 2
    • 205 x 1
    • 225 x 1
    • 200 x 5
    • 180 x 5
  • Dips
    • BW x 10
    • BW x 10
  • DB Incline Press (350 Method)
    • 40e x 20
  • Polquin Flies
    • 20e x 8

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