Good job pounding out those squats. Watch the complexes and make sure they don't interfere with any of your main lifts.
Thanks for the comments guys. Today was a bad day at the gym. I am having some mental problems with working out, it is just not fun anymore. My legs have been constantly sore since last week. I think it was a combination of the complexes together with the cutting diet. I might change some things to see if it works better with my cut.
1x3x120kg <-- Failed on the 4th rep. My legs were shaking and really sore. However, i also feel that this was mentally. I was expecting to fail, which ofcourse happened. I decided to quit after the second set and go on with the rest.
3x5x40kg <-- I havent pressed "heavy" for a while but this felt super light. I still feel some soreness in my left shoulder but this goes away after i put the bar down. I am going to increase it slowly again, with 2.5kg each time.
5x3x60kg <-- Form was on the spot because i wasnt too tired. I am going to keep it here because form can be better and i dont see the need to increase it.
Decline sit-upsx6 <-- Abs were really sore for some reason, so decided to cut it short.
I guess it was just a bad day, however i do feel mentally and physically burned out. I think Starting Strength on a cut might be a bit much, so i might change it a little to make it fit better. Really dont want to deviate but i feel i wouldnt be able to keep this up. Sucks!
I would keep Off Roads comment in mind though, take it easy with the Complexes, your recovery ability isn't as developed yet.
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Last night i took a small break from the diet and i had three beers. That was really all i needed to get my ass back into gear. I am really looking forward to tomorrows gym session. Im also going to make this a no carb day to make up for last night. Will post what i plan to eat later on today. I think i might start planning a week ahead to see if that makes it easier to control. Weight is still dropping which is good. Stay tuned though, we have a long way to go
5kg in 6 weeks is pretty good, keep it up.
I love beers too, so I approve.
So here is todays diet:
There are no veggies, because i dont count them. Expect broccoli, onions, mushrooms, green beans and what not throughout the day. Fruit is being kept at a minimum due to low carbs.
Fish oil will be 9 caps, but i only have had three yet and i use this to keep count .
Great workout today. The mind is again completely focussed which is really what i needed. Weight is 104.8 which means i have dropped another kilo. Its going pretty well, i must say .
I was really happy with the deadlift PR. Every rep went up pretty well. The last one was a grinder but it felt awesome. Front squats were light but i do like them. I am loving the change, which was really needed. The reverse hypers and goodmornings were to try out. I liked the goodmorning because my hamstrings got a really nice stretch. Curls were for teh pump in teh bicepts!!!!111!
The diet so far is below. Carbs are higher today, fats lower. I am aiming for about 250 grams of carbs. I need to check how high i want to make my high, low and no days. I have been aiming for the following:
High: minimum of 250
Low: maximum of 150
No: maximum of 100, lower is better.
High might need to be higher and No might be lower. Its set up like this at the moment for comfort.
Played squash today with the girlfriend. Wasnt as out of breath as i first expected so thats pretty good. Diet today seems ok, might have gone a bit overboard with the steak. Today:
Dinner will be a salad so should be almost carb free. Pretty happy with the last couple of days.
Lookin good since I dropped in last time Luna.
A big steak every now and then is ok .... with prawns...... and garlic sauce..... *drooooooooolz*
I like lifting stuff.
Today was a good day however i do feel pretty hungry now. Cant wait to go to bed and start the high carb day.
Short but sweet.
Current macros for the day are: Total/F/C/P
Tonight is going to be a whole bunch of carbs, which i am really looking forward to
Nice looking workout. My back is pumped just reading it. Dang kilograms though...I'm going to have to break out my calculator. I hate math
So today has been a bit of a weird day diet wise. Havent been really hungry since i cut out all carbs at breakfast. These are my macros: Total/F/C/P
1,256 60.0 19.2 157.6
Might have a shake tonight depending on if im hungry. Being without carbs makes me feel pretty good and im not planning on eating unless im hungry seeing as i had about 3500 cals yesterday on my high day.
Wonder how tomorrow in the gym will feel like.
3x5x72.5kg <-- I took my time to do these and keep everything tight. Every rep felt awesome except for the last one on the third set. I lost tightness in the hole which sucked. I think that was also happening on my back squats.
3x5x55kg <-- Felt light, form is ok. Im not sure why but i dont like any of the benches we have. Maybe its me.
1x5x162.5 <-- Wow, now this came close to failure. The last one took about 15 mins (or so it seemed) to get it to lockout. I did finish every rep but the last one was ugly. I might keep the weight here depending on energy levels next week after a good weekend.
1x6x30kg <-- Pump was pretty good, even though i was low on carbs.
Energy throughout the workout was relatively low. I yawned a couple of times which is prob due to the low calories i had. Will have to keep that up more. The change to Front squats is pretty good. Im feeling good.