It is interesting. As I slowly and gradually drop my carbs down towards a 10% ratio, I am finding it harder and harder to maintain energy on the 3rd day of low carbs. Yesterday I felt pretty weak after my workout and today was no different. Thankfully, it was a high carb day so I was able to refuel.
I had another massive workout. As promised, this is the week of big workouts. Tomorrow's workout sees the return of my favorite exercise–the deadlift! I can't wait to attack that one and hard! I plan to really shatter some records during this cycle of lifting.
It was an extremely busy day full of odd happenings. I was really focused on work today. Not alot more to report at this point. I am planning my next podcast and plan to get it done soon. This one is a video podcast, but I need to be sure it is under 10 minutes so that I can get it on YouTube.
|Week Begins 3/16/2008|
|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 *||265 oz||240 oz||288 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||637||652||667|
|Mission 2 Total Possible||645||660||675|
|* = Counts towards total|
|Mission 2: Day 45 of 100|
|Meal/Training Plan: Real-time accountability|
|Day 45: March 18, 2008|
|3:30 a.m.||Meal 1: Protein shake with banana and Udos and oatmeal and 3 glasses of water|
|3:30 a.m.||Supplements: Animal Pak, Glucosamine Chondroiten, calcium, chromium, glutamine, BCAAs|
|4:00 a.m.||Workout: Lifting and FYA|
|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, oatmeal, large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|12:30 p.m.||Meal 4: Turkey breast, 10 baby carrots, oatmeal, apple and large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|3:30 p.m.||Meal 5: Chicken breast, oatmeal, celery and large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|5:30 p.m.||Workout: Steady State Cardio 30 minutes|
|6:30 p.m.||Meal 6: Lean turkey, carrots, brown rice, cucumber, mixed vegetables, large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|8:30 p.m.||Supplements: Casein protein shake, glutamine, calcium and 3 glasses of water|
|Tuesday, 3/18/2008||B1||Start: 4:00 a.m. Finish: 4:55 a.m.|
|Exercise||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Set 4||Set 5|
|Barbell Bench press||165 x 6||185 x 1||175 x 6||195 x 1||150 x 10|
|Barbell bent over row||165 x 6||185 x 1||175 x 6||205 x 3||165 x 10|
|Close-grip lat pulldown||180 x 6||180 x 6|
|DB shoulder press||40 x 10||50 x 8|
|Lower-body Russian Twist||20||20|
Honestly, on the barbell bench press, I had more left in the tank and should have pushed the single rep sets up to a higher weight. I will be upping the weight for sure next week. The bent over row saw me hit a new max of 205 pounds. I went a little lighter on the close-grip lat pulldown to focus on form. I really want to thicken my back and doing this one correctly will help with that. My back took quite a blasting today.
Thought for the Day:
Timing is everything. Sometimes you don't even realize that it is time for something to happen, but then a realization comes over you and you know what you have to do. You've figured out the timing. That's what happened to me with the idea to do a reveal. Debbie mentioned it in a comment and I thought it was a great idea. I then realized that the timing was perfect for an April 1, 2008 reveal date. The rest is history.
Until tomorrow…GET BACK TO LIFTING!