Started the last week with a Pulse Fast. Loved it. My next two days where not what I was expecting. I felt "pumped". Kept my diet clean and worked my ass off.
I could actually do a pressing movement with the bar today. So I did a little more work on my shoulder. Still not close to peak form, but at least, I keep the blood going and I am getting a work out.
5 sets of squatting complexes, 5 exercise (the gym was empty, I took over the squatting area). All reps went up by one, according to the manual. happy with it, but it left me sucking for air on the last set.
Sunday, my diet was a little crappy. I was extremely busy at the restaurant and I just put food in my mouth a few time as I was forgetting to eat (Im the chef). Bad me, but live and learn.
Really sore this week. I mean, my body is hurting. Not sure why at this moment though.
Upped my calories a bit, as I found myself getting a little cranky.
Working out 7 days a week. 4 days superhero complexes, 2 days fat loss complexes and 1 day band work and extra stretching. Will be incorporating Neural charge in the morning next week or the week after. Ill see if I've got the calories down pat first.
Had a rough week end. Saturday was a write off, due to personal shit.
Weighed myself Sunday and was at a 215. Not surprised due to having A&W and other bad things on Saturday. Today is Pulse fast day to get things on track again. Would like to hit 210 by August. Might even do another fast on Thursday.... We will see.
Getting worried about my shoulder. It still hurts. Going to see a doctor to get some xrays done and will go from there. In the meantime, Working hard. I can actually use weight for both pressing movement. Not much weight, but better then nothing.
On the plus side, I think my body enjoyed the full rest day. Sunday Work Out was short and intense. Loved it actually.
As of next week, I'll have a better answer as to what is going on with my shoulder. Right now, the October meet might have to be moved to the July of next year meet.
Not happy, but if you don't have your health, well....
Doc says I have to stop lifting ANYTHING with my shoulder (That means every exercise you can think of that requires the shoulder, yeah), but he did say to start Iso-metrics. I've done them before, so I am still doing the Complexes, but with an ISO approach. Leg day hasn't changed. Looked up an old article from CT about that also. Last one I did (shoulder) left me breathless (ever pushed on an immovable object for 45 seconds?) and no pain in the shoulder. I did, however, managed to pop my collar bone..... I know why it popped, so I'm having a nice talk with my therapist next week.
All I have to remember is NO PAIN. If it hurts, I stop.
I might be a litte frustrated with the set back, but I must say that the journey is rewarding.
I hate being sick. Finally burst the 300lbs squat and now, after a week of eating around 1k calories a day, back to the minors for me....
Why that little weight? Easy. I completely re worked my squat to adopt a wider stance that I've been used to for years. Started with the bar all those months ago, did some minor tweaks, adopted a better mobility pre exercise and off I go.
I also had to drop the SL 5X5 as my knees cannot deal with the amount of squatting I was doing. halfway thru my second cycle, my knees where still hurting. Ice, rest and changed to 5/3/1 style of working out, and my knees like me.
Sucks to get old :)
Now, I need to start eating way more again. Lost around 10 lbs, a notch on my belt and lots of strength. Tonight's work out is not about weight. It's about going to the gym and "smell the chalk". If I have to explain that....
Things are progressing nicely. I am injury free and I can actually press over 100lbs. Not much, I know. But the key word is injury free. No pain.
My knees are holding up. I really like the 5/3/1 with BBB. Simple, easy to follow and can't argue with results.
Except for not doing Bench presses for the BBB portion, I follow it to the letter. I plug in the numbers in the spreadsheet and follow it for a month. Add some weight, plug in the numbers, go for another month.
My goals havent changed. Keeping healthy.
Also, back in february, i got really sick. All I did was re start in March, with my february numbers. My last week, last set, I managed 4-5 reps on all of them (except deads). So, it was worth going back one step to go forward two.
My only pissed off moment was the deadlift. I get ready for the lift and the bar does not move off the floor. Looked at it, re set my mind and lift it. But it feels "off". Not heavy per say, just off. I put it down and call it a night. I take the plates off and that's when I noticed the "off". I had a 25 on one side and 35 on the other. Yeah, I'm getting old.....