Wednesday June 30th
First rep was hard enough to leave no question I wasn't
getting another without my form going to shit, so I didn't risk
Increasing pain in left rear delt. Second set didn't hurt quite as much. First set must have been a technique issue. To repeat next workout or to add 1 pound, I'll think about that for monday.
Fuck, thought the reset was to 145. Oh well. First set went fine. Felt good to be racking it with minimal knee bend, felt like a real power clean again. Second set accidentaly turned the third rep into a high pull, repeated and got it nice and high. Third set went fine. Fourth set, first rep got very close to racking, but not quite and I had to drop it while swearing from the pain in my wrists. Counted it anyway, was close enough. Fifth set went alright, 1 and 3 might have racked a little lower then my ego would like.
So it seems I've stalled on most my lifts, and regressed a little on the squat. Per PP I should take an intensive squat deload, which I shall. My left knee is also beginning to feel actually injured. Pain while walking, jumping, and squatting. The light weight and focus on form should do me good.
So why have I stalled? I believe its the decrease in calories. In an effort to shrink the gut I've cut down to about 3000 a day and that I guess just isnt enough to sustain progress. So what am I to do? I can keep eating and keep getting fatter and not like the way I look more and more, or I can cut, get leaner, try to hold on to as much strength as possible, and then resume bulking when my gut has shrunk. I like the second idea better lol.
The knee and delt pain is a mystery. I realized today that it could be my lateral miniscus, or my left IT band at its insertion near the knee. It might be that I'm underestimating just how much I need to shove my knees out.
For the delt, I put it against a ball on the sliding adjustable power rack hooks and squeezed like crazy and it seems to have helped quite a bit. Found just the right spot. Its something until I find out what the issue is. Hell maybe thats what the issue actually is.
Considering recovery is now becoming an issue I think I'll switch to the advanced novice program.
I'm also tired of working out alone in my garage, going to get a gym membership at the local Monster. They have bumper plates I'm told.. And there open 24/7 so if I'm busy or lazy one day I can go at 12 and still make all the noise I damn well please, which at home would result in death by strangling from my 'rents.