2017-07-21 training log

That didn’t go as planned, but it did go as I thought it might.

I missed the last rep on the top set. There’s zero reason to be missing, so why did it happen?

I was exhausted going into this session. I didn’t want to get out of bed, I didn’t want to go to the gym. That’s a sign of fatigue. The bodyweight work up front isn’t much, but it was still harder to do than usual — another sign. I also know that the 2 deadlift sessions prior were taxing and I felt like they may be overcalculated for the work involved: the lack of carbs, being the last session of the week, etc.. So no it wasn’t the plan, but I can’t say I’m surprised I missed.

So after that top set? I called it. There’s no point in adding to the fatigue. I did go 30 minutes on the elliptical instead of 20, but 10 more minutes of that is hardly adding to fatigue.

What now?

Well, I’m not 100% sure. Obviously I won’t increase the weights on the deadlifts, but what will I do? Going to think about it. Part of me thinks to leave deadlifts at the same weights. Part of me thinks that I’m just going to be worse off as diet will remain as it is, so maybe I should reduce the weight some (tho how much?). Part of me thinks that maybe across the board I should keep everything the same (all weights, all exercises) because of that same reason. I even have thoughts of total change-up, but I do think I should strive to stick with this for the whole 6 weeks at least.

Much thinking. I’ll see where it goes.

5/3/1 Prep & Fat Loss Program

Bodyweight: forgot to weigh myself
Rest Period (seconds): 80

  • Deadlift – 165 x 5
  • Crunches – BW x 20
  • Deadlift – 205 x 5
  • Crunches – BW x 20
  • Deadlift – 250 x 5
  • Crunches – BW x 20
  • Deadlift – 310 x 5
  • Dips – BW x 12
  • Deadlift – 350 x 5
  • Chin-up – BW x 3
  • Deadlift – 395 x 4