"They say your brain shuts down in cryo-freeze . . . . all but the primitive side . . . the animal side . . . maybe that's why i'm still awake . . ."
time for an update of sorts, although there isnt much good news i'm afraid.
From sept 11th to oct 2nd i didnt train at all. Work, travel and some rather intense personal problems (if you're thinking they involved a creature with a vagina, you're thinking right!) made it rather difficult to even think about weight training or anything else. the worst part is that my eating and sleeping was for absolute shit.
On Oct 3rd i got back to the gym and was crushed by how much strength i lost! To me, this clearly illustrates how important it is to maintian good nutrition even if one cant train!!!
anyway, I am trying not to let it depress me!
the good news is that i've tried squatting again. I am keeping it real light for now and using sets of 8 reps instead of 5's.
I've ditched most of the "beach" work and will just stick to the basic lifts for now.
I'm also going to focus on improving my bench press and so will train that lift on mon and fri every week, while doing the OH press only on wed.
here's how things will go:
same as mon
same as mon
sit-ups and hanging leg raises will be added back in a week or 2.
i figure i'll be back at my previous PR's in about 2 more weeks, which means i end up losing about 6 weeks total which totally sucks ass but it is what it is.
i still think i can reach my previously stated goals by mid-spring so I guess it's all good. I hope my knee holds out so i can keep squatting, I've really missed those buggers!!!!