3 Weeks Out
Weight and Body Fat: Weight at 189 (didn’t get the weight I wanted, so I cheated with a 1 hour on the Stair Stepper). Net loss at 22 lbs in 4.25 months. (Goal at 26 lbs in 5 months at 8% body fat) Body fat tested today at 18%?!?….WTF? Mountainside only has a BMI hand calculator, so I don’t put much respect on its Body Fat numbers. Last year, I was at 10% at 187, now I’m 18% at 189…I don’t think so!!
Assessment from last week’s “300” routine: Still slightly sore on Wed from Monday’s “300 workout”. LowerBi’s, Lats, and Hamstrings. Common theme? Perhaps. All pull exercises. Hmm? Mon was 2 stars on the puke factor; had to take a 10 minute rest on the couch when I got home. On Wed, just light headed, but got-r-done in 5 minutes less (35 minutes); got shaky, and took another 10 minute rest. Not sore on Fri morning from earlier workout. This time just a little sore on Thurs in just the Shoulder region. Really love those one-handed Clean and Presses. It’s really an all-body exercise! 5 minutes quicker than Wed as well for Fri; down to 30 minutes. On Sat, the only thing tender are my hamstrings, and lower back.
Diet: Diet going well. Sticking with what works. Feeling lean. If you can Hunt it, or Harvest it, I’m eating it every 3 hours (except for starchy carbs like rice, potatoes, or yams). Nothing processed (including supplements, and vitamins). Found that if I don’t notice a huge difference in performance supplements, all I’m doing is spending money. No thanks! Getting a gallon of water a day. Switched over to my half-gallon water jug to get use to getting more water in me in the near future.
Workout: Back to Power Lifting routine this week on Mon, Wed, and Fri with Squats, Bench, and Dead Lifts, along with assistance exercises. Was trying to see how strong I am while cutting Body Fat, however, I had an epiphany this morning! I decided to go back to my regular routine, and prevent disappointment by not having any personal records during my cutting phase:
- Shoulders on Sun
- Cardio/Abs on Mon
- Back on Tues
- Chest on Wed
- Cardio/Abs on Thurs
- Arms on Fri
- Legs on Sat
I’m a HUGE fan of Instinctive Training; may as well listen to myself, right? Thanks to all of you who have supported me during my effort!