One of those days when you don’t want to go, but you go.
Sleep hasn’t been great the past week. Last night compounded it since a close friend came to town and I was up way past my bedtime. So I opted to “jack shit” it and just deadlift (and cardio) and be done. I don’t need to dig my recovery hole any deeper.
Plus, I wonder if the lack of carbs is starting to get to me. I should have been able to crank 10 reps out, but when I got to 8 it was like “enough”. Of course, I am trying to leave a few in the tank, but given I was going to “jack shit” it today I should have done more. Didn’t happen. But of course, it could simply be that things are slowing down. You tend to go 5-8 cycles before needing a reset, so I’d say I’m right on schedule.
One of those days.
That said, I’m starting to wonder about something. I’m finding myself jack-shitting my deadlift days more and more. I need to figure out why. One thought I have is maybe I’ll switch to more “straight days”, where on squat day I squat and deadlift day I deadlift — not mixing the two (e.g. squat and deadlift assistance, deadlift and squat assistance).
My own massing template, based upon 5/3/1 SST and some Paul Carter principles
- 145 x 5
- 180 x 5
- 215 x 3
- 235 x 5
- 270 x 5
- 305 x 8