2016-01-14 training log

I haven’t done a “jack shit” day in a while, and today is that day.

I may not be doing 5/3/1 any more, but Wendler’s notion of “jack shit days” rides on. I’ve just been feeling worn out, no motivation, and a little beat up too. Good that deload is next week, but man, I could use a little right now. And so I did. Just did my work sets and left.

One thing is that there’s pains starting to bother (concern?) me. The weak feeling in my arm from 2 days ago? That came back. Makes me wonder how much is wrist and/or elbow related here. And then my left hand has been feeling a bunch of pain lately too — my wrist hasn’t been “normal” feeling for a couple weeks, some months ago I did something while holding a 10# plate that caused some pain in my hand, and a few days ago I started feeling pains as I was typing (I’m an iOS developer, so I type all day). A lot of little bad things, but bad enough that it’s starting to concern me. So… if a little less physical stress can be had, I’ll take it.

It does make me revisit the 4x/week program. The only reason I went 4x/week was because of the diet — more gym time means more eating! Very useful when I was really on the extremes of my cutting diet. But a difference between how I did 4x then and 4x right now is that the 4x then was more of a bodypart split only once a week. So when you have an arm day… geez, that’s basically like a rest day. 🙂 But Inception here is pretty much a 2-day rotating upper/lower split, so it’s a LOT more stress on the body. Granted, that’s what helps you grow, but it seems to be taking a toll. It’s same as why when I was doing 5/3/1 I had to go on a 3x/week schedule because it was just too much.

I’ll finish out Inception, but I may well go back to 3x/week (doing say squat/bench/deadlift) when I start my cut cycle again and save going 4x until later in the diet cycle.

Anyways, that’s that.

Based upon Paul Carter’s Inception program

Week 6

  • Squats
    • bar x 5
    • 135 x 5
    • 175 x 3
    • 205 x 1
    • 225 x 5
    • 225 x 5
    • 225 x 5
    • 225 x 5
    • 225 x 5

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