Post Season Rugby/SS Journal
Okay, so the rugby season's almost over. I'm out for the Pac Coast playoffs because of a bad achilles and I have a class I can't miss. Hopefully I'll be playing in Austin in a few weeks, but I've decided to start up the Starting Strength program again as well as really cleaning up my diet.
Here's my schedule:
T-Rugby (at least for one more week)
S-Grad class (for a few weeks)/Games
I've gone to a quasi-paleo diet. Really trying to eat as clean as possible w/ some exception on the weekend when we play (go figure). I do eat a little dairy (I've given it up before and seen no change). Started at about 237 and I'm down about 5lbs so far. (Taking about 5 g of creatine a day so I haven't lost a lot of water weight). I've had a nagging achilles injury that I'm REALLY, trying to shake so I can contribute to the team.
Today I went in and lifted to determine my starting weight for Monday:
Squat: Each set x 5 reps--45-135-205-255-275. Way below what I'm capable of, but I want to take it slow, and give myself some time to build up. I'll start at 275 and see how I feel. Since I'm still playing rugby, I'm wanting to limit the load on my legs early. In the fall I was squating over 400.
For bench: 45-135-205-215-225. I'll start w/ 215 on Monday.
If we advance in the playoffs, I'll probably hold off on a whole hog SS. We shall see.