2017-12-04 training log

Well, for sure the carb deprevation is kicking in. I’m starting to get those dizzy spells during heavier lifts. I can mitigate it by, as part of my set-up, just holding my breath and squeezing/bearing/tightening/Valsalva everything — do that until I feel the dizzy start to kick in, then relax and let things clear up. Then I can proceed and all is ok.

But it shows that I’m getting carb depleted, which is good. Soon the actual tissue loss will start.

I am down 2-ish pounds since last week, which is good. The Base Diet template is then a little low, but that’s fine — I’m actually getting the results I want, which is a slow start to the loss. I’m sure the 2 lb. is simply glycogen, but it’s what should be happening at this point. I will stay on the Base template this week and see how it goes. I don’t expect to stay on Base beyond this week, but it’ll all be based upon results/progress.

So in terms of progress, the lifting template takes a bigger step forward: weights go up, and sets go up. It’s still repping to “3/fail”, which is still hard for me to judge and want to stop at; still, I try. I know the coming weeks will get harder, both because the feedback system will increase the work — and the lack of carbs should also start to kill me. 🙂

The pressing work is generally fine — all as expected.

Bent rows continue to make me smile – rowing into the belly button is so different, but I’m really amazed at how hard it hits the lats.

Anyways, all felt pretty good today. Progress.

RP Physique, Mesocycle 1, week 2

  • Incline Wide Grip Bench Press
    • bar x 10
    • 95 x 10
    • 135 x 5
    • 175 x 8
    • 175 x 8
    • 175 x 7
    • 175 x 6
  • Incline Dumbbell Flye
    • 30e x 15
    • 30e x 15
    • 30e x 13
    • 30e x 12
  • Flat Dumbbell Bench Press
    • 85e x 8
    • 85e x 8
    • 85e x 7
  • Barbell Bent Over Row
    • bar x 10
    • 95 x 10
    • 115 x 5
    • 135 x 12
    • 135 x 10
    • 135 x 8
    • 135 x 7
  • Normal Grip Pulldown
    • 105 x 12
    • 105 x 10
    • 105 x 10
    • 105 x 10
  • Dumbbell Side Lateral Raise
    • 20e x 13
    • 20e x 11
    • 20e x 9
    • 20e x 8
  • Slant Board Sit-up
    • bw x 12
    • bw x 12
    • bw x 8

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