Trying to type up something at least semi-interesting to start of this log while shoving my mouth with Cheerioes and yoghurt. Iím at the end of my 4th strict week on the AD and started my carb-load last night at 20:00 instead of this morning. Going to go for a 48h load this weekend.
Ok, since I couldnít come up with anything clever to write letís just start with some basic background stuff:
29 year old Swedish male living in a southern suburb of Stockholm with my girlfriend and our son who turns two in December.
Iíve wanted to have a log that I could access online for a while now, and as Iíve just changed up my workout schedule to fit my lunch breaks this was as good a time as any. I also think that posting on a public forum might get me to push myself a bit more.
Right now I have a one hour lunch break and a gym with Olympic bars, bumper plates etc at work so Iím trying to do a 5/2 split with short and intense workouts.
Feel free to critique my grammar and spelling if you feel Iím butchering your language. :D
A log of my experience working out on a 5/2 split while on the Anabolic diet. I want to mix metcons/gpp-drills with ME days and some gymnastic moves, but most of all I want to have fun working out.Stuff not in my log
Water: 2-4 litres a day.
Monday 15 September
Fran Rx'd 23m18s
My first Fran ever! :) After the first 6 reps I failed to do a 7th thruster and thought I'd gone for too much weight. Was about to lower it but figured I should just push through and see how far I could go. Ended up finishing it eventually!
DietTuesday 16 September
ME Squat Clean
From Full extension 5x20kg 3x22.5kg
Hang shrug 5x60kg
It's painfully obvious I need to find someone to teach me a proper clean. I have no way of recording myself atm but I think I am reverse curling rather then pulling under and not getting to full extension before doing so. I also have a really hard time getting under the bar as the weight gets closer to BW. I'll try to get to the local olympic club this weekend and see if they'll let me join. I'll try to work on my 3rd pull from full extension and hang to shrug with a broomstick at home.
DietWednesday 17 September
Really sore from the previous two days so I warmed up and did Ross Enamait's GPP#1 from Infinite Intensity as active recovery.
Burpees x 30s
Repeat entire circuit 5 times without rest
Been a few months since I last tried this and I really had to fight to finish it. Would have liked to do more work each round but I know I'll do much better next time.
Had time for a mini core circuit
Thursday 18 September
Really sore today. I was thinking of moving this workout to Fridays lunch break and do that days metcon after work but I got in an argument with a co-worker just before my lunch break and needed to let off steam :)
5x50kg 5x65kg 5x80kg
Took 21 minutes. Will rest more next time...
DietFriday 19 September
The Chief scaled PC to 50kg/110lb
15 rounds total (3,3,3,3,3).
Pulse was 200bpm right after, 1 minute later 170, 2m150, 3m145. Don't remember in-between rounds.
Saturday 20 September
Woke up full of energy and almost no soreness at all! I was expecting to wake up in pain after this week but there is none. Thought that the food choices of last night and today would put me in a sugar coma but they haven’t…weird.
About the diet
This weekend is my third carb-up since going on the Anabolic Diet for real. I was kind of doing it for two weeks prior to starting but once I read through the articles on stronglifts.com (safe) and the first 30 or so pages of the HUGE thread over at t-mag I got a bit more serious.
I count everything I eat (and drink) during the the low-carb days, but on the weekends I just eat. A lot.
I did the 12 day break-in at 2800 calories and then took it down to 2600 for the following two weeks. 2600 feels good so I’m going to stay there for at least two more weeks. I have no idea what I’m taking in over the weekends but I don’t care as my waist keeps shrinking and I look a bit bigger. Did I say I feel great? I do.
Both previous carb-ups were pretty much rice pasta and bread but this time I had a huge craving for cereal and it seems to be working out nice. Will have to see how this week goes of course, maybe I’m not that carb sensitive.
Diet, or lack there of…
More cheerios and yoghurt
More cereal and…yoghurt
Mascarpone ice cream
Thin crust pizza
Loads of candy
I do however feel a bit stuffed now. It's 10:30pm here so I have been loading for 28 hours and I don't feel like carbing untill 8pm tomorrow. I'm thinking I'll keep it to 36 hours this weekend after all and just get up early for a big bowl of cheerios :D
Sunday 21 September
Went by the local oly club but it was closed so I mailed the head coach when I got home.
<B>Monday 22 September
Tuesday 23 September
Wednesday 24 September
No workout. Want to be fresh on Thursday
Thursday 25 September
Didnít make it to the oly club after allÖ L
Friday 26 September
Welcome to the board.
Thanks for the welcome. :)
I think, the fact that likeminded people can pop in and look at your progress and thoughts is kind of a psychological kick in the ass. It's like someone is always watching... :)
I got a mail from the oly club. I'm going to train with them on Thursday!!!
Week in re-view
This week went by a bit too fast. I had next to zero soreness all week but I also missed two workouts. I’m not going to make up for it this weekend though as I didn’t feel strong at all this week. I didn’t feel recovered when I started warming up for M50 on Monday so the workout was tough, especially the burpees. Tuesday was a bit better considering I haven’t benched in over a year. I’m hoping for a PR next time. In contrast, the push-up part of Tabata Something Else was a surprise. I rarely do them but two weeks ago I dropped down a few times and did 20 easy. Around 25 they started getting hard so I think I could have pushed to 35-40 but during Fridays workout I could only get to 15 on the first interval. Next week will be intresting…
More red meat this week. Cals around 2600/day. Started carb-up at 8:00am today and will end at 8:00pm tomorrow. Waist and weight were both up this morning but I have a lot of food in my system atm...I did eat a lot of fibre Monday-Thursday but I also switched my hours at work which messed things up a bit.
Waist and weight
My forearms, shoulders, chest, back and quads look a little bigger and more defined but my gut looks same as ever. I think I’ll go at least two more weeks at 2600 during the week (and “free for all” on the weekends). I don’t want to jump the gun and change things up more then I already have.
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