But first, Deadlifts!!!!!!
Yesterday was deadlift day and deadlift day is my favorite! Started off on a high note, did a few warm up sets of 115 and then started my 5-3-1+ shenanigainz.
5@155 too easy. 3@175 little heavy. 1+@195 SIX reps! Wait, what? Oh too bad it was 185.
So 6@185 put me in a pickle. Do I swallow my sadness and move on to squats? Do I take a breather and try 195? I was already somewhat apprehensive, but what the hell. I was feeling reckless.
3 minutes later and I mastered 4 reps at 195lb. Yeah boy! There was cussing, there was smiles, there was lots of red face action. I was stoked.
On to squats! I am making the transition to low bar! The difference is noticeable. I’m working on it with lower weights until I feel competent with it. Definitely need to work on shoulder mobility, but it was nifty.
Natural I went dumbtarded here too, thought I was at 105 when really I was pushing 115. Oi! Just not my day for counting.
Sunday was Bench day, it went fantabulous. I hit 100 for the first time ever! Busted out 4 reps here as well. All in all it’s been one of the most successful cycles yet. I’m so ansty pants to see my numbers go up. So happy and wiggly every time I grab those 45’s. It’s love at first rep!
So my pre-gym breaskfast has somehow turned into my absolute favorite meal of the day. This meal consists of:
- a Van’s Powergrain waffle
- a chicken breast
- 60g of steamed broccoli
- two egg whites
- 10g of cashew
- 1/2 a serving of Korean BBQ sauce!
It is so frigging good. Just enough carbs to keep me from crashing without going overboard. The cashews, broccoli, and BBQ sauce go so well with the eggs. It tastes almost like chinese food! I love chinese food. The chicken and waffles is so friggin amazing together. The Powergrain waffle tastes familiar in a way that I can’t quite pinpoint.
This has become my most favorite thing to eat, I may eat it again for dinner!
On the macro side of life, the struggle is real. Some days are super easy, some day I don’t care, some days I just feel like poop.
C’est la vie!