A few good sets, but my shoulders are dead. I felt myself get tired very quickly.
These went alright, got close to some doubles, but I started psyching myself out of these too. My head also started getting burnt up here.
My shoulders felt stiff and tired today. Going to give it a break.
Thanksgiving break week is coming up, which raises the question of how I will be able to get 5000 calories of decent quality food per day without emptying the cupboards and having to wash every dish in the house.
Today was shit. Moved from college to home for fall break, couldn't get anywhere near target amount of food. Gym was closing by the time I got there, had to decide between breakdancing and assistance work.
The matter of diet is becoming interesting. I sat down after today's session to eat two whole chicken breasts (each was a little less than the size of my head, I swear), but could only get one before gagging like fuck this chicken. A solid amount of meat consumption but still less than expectation. Out of curiosity I bought two doughnuts, took them back to my table, and watched myself destroy both of them in a matter of seconds. What is intriguing is that I really seem to be craving carbs now despite simply how much of them I'm eating, and that I get sick of protein before I actually even feel my belly fill up.
As I write this I am fucking hungry. 8 oz uncooked spaghetti is cooking, going to have more rice too.
bar, warmup (do i have to say this anymore?)
Chair freezes, improvement here, learned how to better lock down my elbow into my low back, and sweep my legs up into the position I want
Can't do moves that involve sliding or rolling because the floor at my hometown gym simply sucks. I tried doing a headspin and there was so much friction I lost my beanie. If I still weighed 120 or 140 I'd probably have an easier time. But we won't go there.
Keep the torso back and horizontal to the ground, resist the temptation to leg the jumping leg fold and the hips drop. Solid technical improvement.
Elbow freeze>one arm handstand
Next step in the chronicles of my elbow freeze>handstand journey.
Getting more stable, tuning my leg positioning here.
10 5 3
Back on track with diet for the most part, only getting 300g protein/day instead of 375 planned but if that amount of dry white chicken breast is what's separating me from a PR then I'll be damned.
Yeah, and measurements:
Weight: 180 (with clothes, on a different scale than used at college)
Waist: 34-1/4 (+1")
Chest: 41 (+1/4")
Hips: 37-7/8 (-1-1/8")
Thanks! I always think about the formula but I never get around to actually using it.
12/1/13 - Sunday
Cycle 26, Week 1, Day 4
Didn't get to eat much today. I think I was running on last night's food since during break I've been eating most of my food late in the day after training. It's good this way, because I don't find myself having to poo the minute before my PR set.
16x150 - Most likely beats all of last cycle's PRs (15x145, 13x155, and 9x160)
Back at college so we can do those slidey moves on the good floor
Tried to go faster, but when I took a video there wasn't any significant difference between the speed I got today and the speed I got on the master swipe monday video. Didn't waste too much energy with these.
I've been wasting time with these. For an hour today I was thinking about overly specific shit. Then I just thought, do a mill, then roll high into a headspin. Problem solved.
My understanding from the youtube tutorials I've watched is that there's no need for any progression exercises, just swing it around and try to make it back onto my front. Keep at it.
Left arm handstands, between all the sets I did
With wall (25 seconds max), without, anything to put some tension on my left shoulder and arm which is now significantly smaller than my right side, don't worry it doesn't stand out through my shirt, but I do need to do something, I keep thinking of the "badass psycho" from borderlands.
11 5 3
Today was good. I trained alone. I like training alone. Nobody gives me advice. I feel like people give advice not to legitimately help, but to alpha up on others and demonstrate dominance.
best: 1-5/8. good for so long without having done these. And this would be a PR for the new head tucked technique.
Punched harder, got closer. Had some tries where I would push, and do a backwards headslide on the ground. Must control the power.
Chained: got a set with five decent chained headspins
Didn't practice drill headspins enough to say anything
More stable, stronger, also good because this is another move I haven't done in a while.
Appetite is dead though. I simply haven't been able to put away the food I used to be able to eat. I'll bring food up to my mouth to take a bite, and feel myself gag. Then when I chew it anyways it takes like five minutes to swallow, say, a bite of pizza.