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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4665 on: January 22, 2019, 09:16:04 pm »
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Got the first good night of sleep in what feels like MONTHS. I'm trying to do a posthoc analysis of what variables I changed yesterday which led to this phenomenon. Here is a rough list of vars:

- Took a ton of L-glutamine before bed (around 17.5g cos i took a bigger heap on the 2nd spoonful; usually around 10-15g total)
- Ate oats a couple of hours earlier (maybe digesting this is something you don't want too close to bed? Not sure tbh)
- Ate more calories but spread out more during the day
- Didn't run (lol .. running better not be killing my sleep or else) and did bike and rowing as cardio last night
-  ??

Feel refreshed af .. not as sore and beat up as usual. Interesting.. watch this space. going to try replicate the good variable whichever it is (or the mix)
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Re: chasing athleticism - summer 19
« Reply #4666 on: January 22, 2019, 09:40:43 pm »
+1
Bodyweight(AM): 87.3kg (22 Jan)
Diet compliance: 3/3 days
Daily Squat: 67/67 days
Daily Cardio: 67/67 days
Basketball skill work:

Morning:
  

Noon:
  BS 6x120, 2x152.5

Evening:
   


Notes:
  • A day after i decide I need to weigh 83.5kg to be optimal as an athlete, ofc I tip the scales at 87.3kg (!) . loool. 6 more days of gains ..  :wowthatwasnutswtf:
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4667 on: January 23, 2019, 05:08:05 am »
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Woah. Struggle squats! Looks like i did a fantastic job destroying my spinal erectors yesterday with that 150kg triple, 162.5kg PR and 15x122.5kg PRs. So now im at hte mercy of lower back recovery which in the olden days would take me a full week to occur. Today i was able to rep 152.5kg so in some sense ive got more than partial recovery already but it's probably not enough for what i had in mind for the next 6 days  (PRs every day lol).  In hindsight i prob should not have tried to make the move towards 160kg just yet but it would have been nice to be putting 160kg on a daily maintenance so all things considered it was worth a shot, just didn't work out.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4668 on: January 24, 2019, 11:28:58 pm »
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Woah. Struggle squats! Looks like i did a fantastic job destroying my spinal erectors yesterday with that 150kg triple, 162.5kg PR and 15x122.5kg PRs. So now im at hte mercy of lower back recovery which in the olden days would take me a full week to occur. Today i was able to rep 152.5kg so in some sense ive got more than partial recovery already but it's probably not enough for what i had in mind for the next 6 days  (PRs every day lol).  In hindsight i prob should not have tried to make the move towards 160kg just yet but it would have been nice to be putting 160kg on a daily maintenance so all things considered it was worth a shot, just didn't work out.

still f$kd up. did a recovery workout yesterday with the empty bar lol. Abs still ded today. But tmr im going to just go for a PR. Lesson is don't mess with too heavy weights, it costs valuable training time and sets progress back
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Re: chasing athleticism - summer 19
« Reply #4669 on: January 28, 2019, 03:30:26 am »
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Bodyweight(AM): 88kg (26 Jan)
Diet compliance: 0/0 days
Daily Squat: 70/70 days
Daily Cardio: 0/0 days
Basketball skill work:

Morning:
  

Noon:
  BS 6x120, 3x152.5, 15x125(PR)

Evening:
   


Notes:
  • Last big squat session for the summer done.
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Re: chasing athleticism - summer 19
« Reply #4670 on: January 28, 2019, 05:08:54 am »
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Bodyweight(AM): 86.7kg (28 Jan)
Diet compliance: 0/0 days
Daily Squat: 72/72 days
Daily Cardio: 0/0 days
Basketball skill work:

Morning:
  

Noon:
  BS 5x120, 1x150

Evening:
   


Notes:
  • Being cautious and just trying to find a new normal
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4671 on: February 04, 2019, 02:40:20 am »
+1
Bodyweight(AM): 88.3kg (4 Feb)
Diet compliance: 0/0 days
Daily Squat: 79/79 days
Daily Cardio: 0/0 days
Basketball skill work:

Morning:
 TM Run - 15 mins, 1.8km 

Noon:
  BS 6x120, 1x150, 6x142.5(PR)
  OHP 8x40, 6x50, 2x60, 1x62.5, 1x65, 7x55

Evening:
  Run 3km, 21:06, 07:04/km


Notes:
  • Wow i got fat af.  :wowthatwasnutswtf: Time to mount a mini come back
  • I must admit not running has made running feel good again. My feet feel springy and meaty, the rest from running has done me wonders even though fitness has gone, i was doing a 150-160bpm HR on a 7/km pace lmao, used to be low 130s for that. But learning from my past experience with daily running, I prob overdid it before by marrying myself to daily running, not falling into that trap again .. less is more
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4672 on: February 04, 2019, 10:30:57 pm »
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Bodyweight(AM): 88.0kg (5 Feb)
Diet compliance: 1/1 days
Daily Squat: 80/80 days
Daily Cardio: 1/1 days
Basketball skill work:

Morning:
  TM Run - 20 mins, 2.7km 

Noon:
   BS 6x120, 1x150, 6x145(PR)
   OHP 8x40, 6x50, 2x60, 1x65, 1x67.5
   Dips 12xBW

Evening:
   Run 5km, 32:53


Notes:
  • Im doing daily upper training, today will be the 4th day. The idea is to eventually balance out my weight training because i've emphasised lower body over upper body training til now. If daily training can do for my upper body what it has done for lower, i'll prob end up athletic 85kg around Easter:  upper newbie /memory gains + daily training + cardio + 170kg ish squat = win.
  • So ive been on only 100mg caffeine preworkout for 10 days now and being htat it is day 80 of daily squatting, i'd previously been taking 300mg caffeine preworkout for a few months - which is to say 100mg is barely even noticable in this context. im basically getting these recent PRs in a state of low arousal: exogenous or endogenous. I'd put it down to daily training .. it's quite remarkable really.   
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4673 on: February 05, 2019, 10:09:02 pm »
+1
Bodyweight(AM): 87.4kg (6 Feb)
Diet compliance: 2/2 days
Daily Squat: 81/81 days
Daily OHP: 4/4 days
Daily Cardio: 2/2 days
Basketball skill work:

Morning:
   TM run 3km, 20min

Noon:
   BS 6x120, 1x155
   OHP 8x40, 6x50, 2x60, 1x65   

Evening:
   


Notes:
  • Priority to go sub 87kg asap .. then I need to stay no further than 1.5kg away from goal bw of 85kg. Otherwise i won't be able to get there in time for the comp. Not currently cutting just eating clean and doing the cardio thing.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4674 on: February 06, 2019, 10:23:35 pm »
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Bodyweight(AM): 87.4kg (7 Feb)
Diet compliance: 3/3 days
Daily Squat: 82/82 days
Daily OHP: 5/5 days
Daily Cardio: 3/3 days
Basketball skill work:

Morning:
 TM run 3km, 20 min (94kg: +5kg vest, PR)   

Noon:
   BS 6x120, 1x152.5
   OHP 6x52.5, 2x60, 1x65   

Evening:
   


Notes:
  • Well one caveat of daily ohp is the unanticipated wrecked abs. they're really torched by daily training including squats and ohp. but overall it's probably something i need to put up with because it will carry over well to my sport. perhaps..
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4675 on: February 07, 2019, 10:35:30 pm »
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Bodyweight(AM): 87.0kg (8 Feb)
Diet compliance: 4/4 days
Daily Squat: 83/83 days
Daily OHP: 6/6 days
Daily Cardio: 3/4 days
Basketball skill work:

Morning:
    

Noon:
  BS 3x120

Evening:
   


Notes:
  • Alright .. hopefully i'll be around the 86.5kg mark by day 8 of clean eating.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2019, 09:57:26 am by maxent »
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4676 on: February 08, 2019, 09:23:49 pm »
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Bodyweight(AM): 87.3kg (9 Feb)
Diet compliance: 5/5 days
Daily Squat: 84/84 days
Daily OHP: 7/7 days
Daily Cardio: 4/5 days
Basketball skill work:

Morning:
    

Noon:
   BS 6x120, 1x152.5, 5x147.5(PR) 

Evening:
   BBall shooting session 


Notes:
  • Stuck in a bad place. Not eating enough to train and recovery properly. Not lean enough to eat more. FML.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4677 on: February 09, 2019, 11:24:56 am »
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Bodyweight(AM): 87.3kg (9 Feb)
Diet compliance: 5/5 days
Daily Squat: 84/84 days
Daily OHP: 7/7 days
Daily Cardio: 4/5 days
Basketball skill work:

Morning:
    

Noon:
   BS 6x120, 1x152.5, 5x147.5(PR) 

Evening:
   BBall shooting session 


Notes:
  • Stuck in a bad place. Not eating enough to train and recovery properly. Not lean enough to eat more. FML.

easy to get out of that tho.. eat enough to train hard & recover. IMHO, never sacrifice that, *ever*.

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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4678 on: February 09, 2019, 09:39:28 pm »
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Bodyweight(AM): 88kg (10 Feb)
Diet compliance: 6/6 days
Daily Squat: 85/85 days
Daily OHP: 8/8 days
Daily Cardio: 5/6 days
Basketball skill work:

Morning:
    

Noon:
   BS 6x120, 1x152.5, 6x135
   OHP 8x40, 6x55, 2x60, 1x65

Evening:
  


Notes:
  • loss of direction .. not good enough at anything, too many areas to address.. can't afford to focus on any in particular
  • doing smoething everyday is a good way to not enjoy it anymore. i dont enjoy daily ohp .. and if im going to do an exercise i dont enjoy, maybe something like bench would be better? not that i miss flat bench, but my pecs are gone so maybe my body misses bench even tho i despise bench press
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4679 on: February 10, 2019, 10:51:42 pm »
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Bodyweight(AM): 87.6kg (11 Feb)
Diet compliance: 7/7 days
Daily Squat: 86/86 days
Daily OHP: 9/9 days
Daily Cardio: 5/7 days
Basketball skill work:

Morning:
    TM Run - 5km, 28:17   

Noon:
   BS 7x120, 1x152.5, 7x137.5(PR) 
   OHP 8x40 

Evening:
  


Notes:
  • Made it to a week of clean eating. Now it should be more or less automatic from past experience. Going to try get it to 20 til im confident it's permanent.
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