2018-03-16 training log

Today – not so good.

I’m tired. Sleep has been poor all week – thank you Daylight Saving Time. And some other things have me run down, so despite feeling awesome yesterday, today I was gassed from the get go. I figured with all the wear and tear coupled with the fact tomorrow I’ll be leading classes all day at KR Training, I needed to cut back today to not dig too deep a recovery hole. Let my body recover so I can go into next week strong.

Thus, I treated today kinda like a deload, cutting things in half. Most were scheduled for 5 sets, but I only did 3. Weights were the same as scheduled. Reps were kept like “4/fail” — enough to get some work, but no where near exhaustion.

I am wondering if this is situational, or actually is training-related. That is, is it due to the poor sleep? Or could it be this is too much? The MPT is very high volume, and moderate-to-high frequency. There are a few variables one can change in training: intensity, frequency, volume. Generally it needs to be a balancing act of inverse proportions. For example, if intensity is high, you shouldn’t also have high frequency and high volume; instead, maybe medium frequency and low volume. Well, this variation on the template puts me into high intensity (relatively speaking), so it may be things are too much — and I need to change my regulation on it regarding volume. Not sure, but it’s an interesting thought.

RP Physique, Mesocycle 1.1, week 3

  • Hex-Bar Deadlift
    • bar x 10
    • 135 x 5
    • 225 x 3
    • 275 x 1
    • 290 x 6
    • 290 x 6
    • 290 x 6
  • Low-Bar Good Morning
    • bar x 10
    • 125 x 8
    • 125 x 8
    • 125 x 8
  • Leg Press
    • 135 x 10
    • 245 x 5
    • 370 x 8
    • 370 x 8
    • 370 x 8
  • Calves on Leg Press
    • 130 x 8
    • 130 x 8
    • 130 x 8
  • Barbell Curl
    • 45 x 10
    • 65 x 5
    • 80 x 8
    • 80 x 8
    • 80 x 8
  • Barbell Shrug
    • 185 x 10
    • 275 x 8
    • 275 x 8
    • 275 x 8

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