2015-04-20 training log

Well, today kinda sucked.

Squats feel good. Go for the AMRAP set and just peed out at 6. Why? I’m not entirely sure. It felt like I just had no gas. I didn’t feel muscular exhaustion, just no more go. But then look at the rest of the session and I’m hitting more reps for everything else. Did I have go, but I needed more warm-up? Was it simply because I hadn’t pushed the squats to more musclar fatigue? I don’t know. I can say the weekend was pretty trying on me diet-wise… very hungry, a couple serious dizzy spells on Sunday — just such a restriction on carbs. I reckon yeah, no gas. I’ll speak more to the diet shortly.

But so, I just tried to crank on everything as best I could. I did feel “worked” by the end of things…especially the lunges really had me huffing and puffing. Again, I just chalk it all up to the diet plan. It’s trying, but still, results are coming… yesterday’s official weigh-in at 213. Been pretty steady at 2 lb/week since I started back on the cut at the top of the month.

So to that end, I spoke with Nick about “what next”. I expect this will be my last cut, because by then it’ll have been almost a year of cutting and I’m exhausted physically, mentally, and emotionally from all of this. I need a good break. I hope that by the end of this cut I will be where I want to be, or very close to it. Regardless, I’m taking a break. So with all that in mind, Nick’s plan is to take a small post-cut break (I’ll probably take a week of semi-regulated eating and allow myself some freedom finally), then I’ll go 2 months on a good massing diet, then 1 month on a mid. After that, and hopefully about a 10 lb gain, we’ll decide what to do… that I might do a 1 month mini-cut, or might try for a longer cut session. It just depends where everything is.

So on that I started to think that if that is the goal, instead of starting right back on the “get stronger” routine, I will probably follow a mass-building template for 2 months. In fact, it’ll probably be what I’m doing now but with a little more work and maybe adjusted weights. I will work hard for rep PR’s and all those things. Then during that 1 month mid, I think I might actually try a Strong-15 short cycle and see where it takes me.

Current plan. Doesn’t need to be firmed up until I get to that point in the road, but it’s my current thinking.

Inspired by Paul Carter’s methodologies

  • Squats
    • bar x 5
    • bar x 5
    • 115 x 5
    • 145 x 4
    • 175 x 3
    • 225 x 2
    • 250 x 1
    • 215 x 6 (WTF??)
    • 215 x 3 (sigh)
  • Front Squat
    • 105 x 8
    • 105 x 8
    • 105 x 8
  • Leg Press (350-Method)
    • 185 x 24
    • 185 x 20
    • 185 x 16
  • Lunge
    • 30 x 12
    • 30 x 12
    • 30 x 12
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