2017-12-24 training log

Deload week of mesocycle 1 starts.

Nothing really to report, because it’s a deload. Everything’s cut way back: 2 sets across the board, weights go back to what was done on the first week, and reps are half of whatever you did on the 1st week. So not much work. But to make it something, I made sure to rest no more than 1 minute between sets; sometimes even less. I just kept moving.

I was actually not motivated to go in. Not because gym is closed tomorrow (Christmas) so I had to change up and do it a day early. But the program doesn’t feel like much of anything worthwhile on deload: you’ll see it in the later 2 sessions this week. It truly feels like a “why bother”. But that said, today felt good. It wasn’t much of anything for work, but I actually felt better afterwards than before. A little movement to keep things flowing, but nothing taxing at all.

I did add 20 minutes on the elliptical afterwards. In order to try to continue supporting my weight cut and not have to drop to “cut 2” on the template yet, I’m making some adjustments:

  • this week I will treat gym days as “light” instead of “medium”.
  • when in doubt, up the protein and reduce carbs
  • add in some cardio, just to try to increase expenditure.

When I start mesocycle 2 next week, I may actually stick with the “light” approach. We’ll see how it goes. The scale isn’t moving much, but I’m seeing slow changes in the body. So I’ll stick with it and just keep at it slowly.

Oh, and I’m not stressing over Christmas eating that much. I’ll basically stick with my diet, but if I have a little enjoyment? I’m not going to go overboard, but I’m also not going to stress on it. In the grand scheme of it all, it’s nothing, and life’s too short to stress over such things. This is more about the long haul than 1 day/holiday.

RP Physique, Mesocycle 1

  • Incline Wide Grip Bench Press
    • bar x 10
    • 95 x 10
    • 135 x 5
    • 165 x 5
    • 165 x 4
  • Incline Dumbbell Flye
    • 30e x 10
    • 30e x 10
  • Flat Dumbbell Bench Press
    • 80e x 5
    • 80e x 4
  • Barbell Bent Over Row
    • bar x 10
    • 95 x 10
    • 115 x 5
    • 135 x 6
    • 135 x 5
  • Normal Grip Pulldown
    • 100 x 6
    • 100 x 6
  • Dumbbell Side Lateral Raise
    • 20e x 7
    • 20e x 5
  • Slant Board Sit-up
    • bw x 10