This entry is not going to be for everyone. As I embark on my mission to regain focus I figured I would journal the progress here on Fitness Expose. Thus, if you are not interested in personal details move on to another article. However, I think that by sharing my thoughts and progress with all of you it is going to be a learning experience for anyone who reads this.
|Leg Press||500×15; 500×15; 500×14; 500×14|
|Stiff Leg Deadlift||225×8; 225×8; 225×7|
|Standing Calf Raise||300×15; 300×15; 300×15|
|45 degree calf press||800×7; 800×7; 800×6|
|Cardio||HIIT 20 minutes|
|BB Curls||65×5; 65×5; 65×5|
|Alt DB Curls||30×7; 30×7|
|DB Hammer Curls||40×8|
|Lying Triceps Press||70×8|
|OH Triceps Extension||50×8; 50×8|
|BB Wrist Curls||75×12; 75×12|
|DB Wrist Curls||65×10|
|Cardio||HIIT 25 minutes|
I was sick for 4 days this past week, so training suffered. However, the time I spent in the gym was amazing. Lots of hard work. I am trying very hard to overcome the mental block that stops sets before failure. It is a struggle to change mental blocks like that, but a constant focus on it will do the trick.
My nutrition was up and down this week. While I was not sick I was eating regularly and hitting my macros. When I got sick that stopped. I will have that back next week for sure.
I am very focused on doing my workouts with the absolute most intensity possible. I am back to using very heavy weights (aiming for 4 to 6 repetitions) and this has always been where I feel the most comfortable. That has had a positive effect on my mental state. However, I also worry about not recovering, so I have been watching that as well. I don't let it get in my way.
As stated in the opening, I am working very hard on eliminating the mental block that has people (me included) stopping short of failure on sets. The only way to grow is to get them all and that's what I am doing. It is slow going, but it is also working. I am ready for this new week.
My weight dropped from 255 lbs. to 251.2 lbs. while my body fat percentage went from 19% to 18.2%. I am moving in the right direction already!