2018-01-19 training log

Well, that sucked.

I just flat out ran out of gas. Hard.

On the diet front, I’ve been giving myself a little more carbs here and there – my body has been demanding it. Of course that makes sense given what’s going on, but my weight-loss has been static and I know it’s because of that. So I’m tightening things up because I’m only doing this for a few more weeks and I’m very close to breaking the 240 barrier — it’d be great to end this in the mid-230’s and I’ll only get there if I stay strict.

So two days ago? Off day so barely any carbs. Yesterday? Training day, but I kept carbs tight, which was still not a lot, especially given yesterday was pretty exhausting in the gym.

Then this morning? Almost nothing in the tank. The hex bar deadlifts are so intensive, so draining. I had a drop on the back raises. As I was getting ready to leg press, someone else was using the machine and was going to be there a bit (too hard to work in here, given all that was going on) so I just opted to move on to curls and I’d come back to the leg presses.

Well, curls were dead. The curls themselves didn’t kill me, but I could tell I had zero gas in the tank. I struggled through the curls and shrugs, and just hung it up. Didn’t go back to do leg presses, skipped calf raises. I mean, I’m already out of gas. I’m going to keep today strict on (low) carbs, and I’m about to enter into the weekend with 2 days of almost no carbs. I’m donating blood a little later this morning. I’m working all day tomorrow at KR Training (on my feet, running around). Put it all together? There’s really nothing gained in pushing here and draining myself even more.

I will be rating the session accordingly. I do think if I was eating for massing/bulking, I’d have no problems here – but I’m not. Still, next week is going to hurt. 🙂

Oh, and this morning I woke up at 240 lb. Yesterday it was 242. I don’t think I lost 2 lb of tissue in a day. I suspect it’s a combination of the glycogen depletion coupled with dehydration — it’s extremely dry (humidity) right now, and with warm fireplace/furnace air, it just sucks all the moisture out of you. I reckon I lost some water overnight because all my body wanted this morning as soon as I got to the gym was water (and that’s after having consumed around 48 oz before leaving the house!). BUT I’m going to say that if this bodes well, if I hold well through the next 3 days, I might actually hit a legit 240 or even break into the 230s! It is motivating.

RP Physique, Mesocycle 2, week 3

  • Hex Bar Deadlift
    • bar x 10
    • 135 x 10
    • 185 x 5
    • 245 x 14
    • 245 x 10
    • 245 x 8
    • 245 x 8
    • 245 x 8
    • 245 x 6
  • 45º Back Raise
    • bw x 12
    • bw x 10
    • bw x 10
    • bw x 10
    • bw x 10
    • bw x 10
  • Leg Press
    • Nopes
  • EZ Bar Curl (superset)
    • 55 x 18
    • 55 x 12
    • 55 x 8
    • 55 x 6
    • 55 x 5
  • Alternating DB Curl (superset)
    • 20e x 12
    • 20e x 7
    • 20e x 5
    • 20e x 4
    • 20e x 5
  • BB Shrug
    • 220 x 18
    • 220 x 15
    • 220 x 12
    • 220 x 11
    • 220 x 10
  • Stair Calves
    • nope