Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Still lifting, have gone to a split

I am journaling privately as now I have been tracking food, times eaten, moods and effects. I still track most of my workouts on Fitocracy, which is linked to here on the sidebar, and am still working on my back squat position and strength. My traininf is now Day 1; a back day, deadlifts and accessory lifts, Day 2: chest, bench press and dumbbell presses, and Day 3:leg day, low-bar back squats, front squats and overhead squats.Day 4 off. Doing this as well as tracking calories, foods, macros until June when I will assess how this has gone and make changes if desired. I'll pop back in here now and then when I feel like saying something publicly.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

I didn't give up

Well, for a week or so i did, being demoralized from needing to completely rework my squat form and having to start over. I've been at it, yesterday 3 x 5 x 105, knees out and sitting back, and I noticed that it is rough on my lower back now. I bet that is why I modified the form in the first place without even realizing it. I'll use that squat weight again next time and see how it goes. Dumbbell bench 3 x 6 x 30, next regular bench 3 x 3 x 97.5- yes I will break out the mini-plates. Trying to see if linear progression will work again. Deadlifted 1 x 5 x 150, broke form towards the end, thinking sets of 3 will be better here too. I've been taking yoga all along, it helps with sanity.