I spent another day resting, but I am definitely feeling much better today. I am certain that I will be back at the gym on Monday.
I've been following Adam's adventures with Tom Venuto and it is very inspirational. Lillahas stated that she is amazed at the intensity of their workouts. I honestly was not surprised that Adam's workouts would be high intensity and for sure I was not surprised that Tom's workouts would be high intensity.
People who are the real deal like Tom and Adam push themselves to the limits and then some. As Adam recounted in one of his recent posts, Tom told him to pick a weight he could do for 12 reps and then try and do 15 reps. That mindset fits perfectly into the way I like to workout–push yourself to the limit and when you've reached your limit, push a little bit harder and farther.
It isn't worth taking the time in the gym if you aren't going to give it everything. You have to lift heavy or you should go home. That's my feeling and I stand by it. When you train you have to give it everything. Take nothing away from the gym floor. It is all laid out there and the results will come.
|Week Begins 3/23/2008|
|M1 *||5:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||5:30 a.m.|
|M2 *||8:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||8:30 a.m.|
|M3 *||11:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||11:30 a.m.|
|M4 *||2:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||2:30 p.m.|
|M5 *||5:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||5:30 p.m.|
|M6 *||7:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.|
|Water *||240 oz||240 oz||200 oz||200 oz||240 oz||240 oz|
|Post-workout nutrition *||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Pre-sleep nutrition *||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Cals within 5% (+/-) *||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Mission 2 Total Complete||742||757||764||776||787||799|
|Mission 2 Total Possible||750||765||780||795||810||825|
|* = Counts towards total|
|Mission 2: Day 55 of 100|
|Meal/Training Plan: Real-time accountability|
|Day 55: March 28, 2008|
|3:30 a.m.||Meal 1: Protein shake with oatmeal, banana and yogurt|
|3:30 a.m.||Supplements: Animal Pak, Glucosamine Chondroiten, calcium, chromium, glutamine, BCAAs|
|4:00 a.m.||Workout: Missed|
|5:00 a.m.||Supplements: Protein shake, BCAAs, glutamine|
|6:30 a.m.||Meal 2: Protein shake with banana and oatmeal, large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|9:30 a.m.||Meal 3: Chicken breast with oatmeal, large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|12:30 p.m.||Meal 4: Chicken breast, brown rice, large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|3:30 p.m.||Meal 5: Protein shake with oatmeal, yogurt and strawberries|
|6:30 p.m.||Meal 6: Lean beef, large salad, 3 glasses of water|
|8:30 p.m.||Supplements: Casein protein shake, glutamine, calcium and 3 glasses of water|
There was no workout to report on today due to illness.
Thought for the Day:
Listen to your body–it knows what is best for it.
Until tomorrow…GET BACK TO LIFTING!