Energy: There were a few moments in the gym where I felt like I was going to falter, but I was fine. Everything was great right up until after the pumpernickel (which didn't TASTE like pumpernickel) bagels, and then I was suddenly really fatigued, and I passed out for ~1 hour. Came to afterwards, and felt like going for a run. Trying NOT to OVERdo it, though (damn, it is HARD to NOT train when my head WANTS to be)!
Thanks. I SHOULD be doing a lot MORE, though!
dang!..girl how much more you need to do!..LOL..your already working your a$$ off rosie!..you should be very proud!
1032 - 4.2km Run:
Sunny and HOT already...Body just 'settled' into a pace. Could feel my right biceps tendon irritating a little, but not enough to cause any detriment. Right calf was also a little tender from the PBJ on Tuesday. First km done in 4.86 min, second barely faster in 4.85 min. Slowed for the third, right back to 4.97 min/km pace. Didn't feel like I was going to collapse at the end of it, but didn't feel like I had exhausted myself to the fullest, either; just felt fatigued overall.
1059 - Stretch 22 min.
Sleep - Time and Quality: ~2315-0913 (waking at 0315), so nearly 10 hours sleep. Deep. Dreaming. Woke pretty shattered, with bloodshot eyes, and very thirsty...
Mental Alertness/Focus: There. Been SO stressed.
Energy: Did my run. Was going to do a Full-Body resistance session afterwards, but decided to leave it and do tomorrow...Stress is quite draining on the energy. Lay out in the sun for 40 minutes in the later afternoon, but too hot to do much...Considered an evening run, but will probably leave it and let today be my 'recovery' day...
Mood/Aggression: VERY aggressive...
Stress: VERY HIGH!
Libido: Has been high...GONE now, though...
Quality of Training: Average.
Pump and Vascularity: No pump...Vascularity awesome...
Muscle Hardness/ : Arms. Glutes and legs.
Body Composition and Look: GRRRR...
Appetite: Not really had one. And NOT binged, either. Still very thirsty...
Overall Sense of Feeling: What happens when the one person you should be able to talk to you CAN'T talk to???
looking good rosie!..btw.take it easy on the stress level.your too young to be getting white hairs!..LOL..j.k!keep up the intensity rosie!
Hey, just going back to what you said about dosingat night before bed after a "high carb day" what would you say is a high carb day? I'm doing 300-400g a day in carbs from mostly pasta.
We are what we repeatedly do. Therefore, excellence is not an act, but a habit.
Hang in there!
lets go rosie! Time to kick it up a notch!
SFW and GFH
Who says there's not a supplement for everything? http://www.nutraplanet.com/product/b...0-tablets.htmlBody Composition and Look: Just NOT happy with how I'm looking. It doesn't matter what anyone ELSE thinks; I need to be happy with it!
Just kidding Although, how would you compare LipoPM pre-bed to NeoVar recomped. I've used both, but not the Neovar pre-bed. Sounds interesting, I still have some of both .
0840 - HIIT Rollers:
a. 4 min in 39x16 @ 55-60% HRmax @ 110 rpm
b. 8 x 20 sec effort/10 sec easy in 39x15 (HR 70% HRmax, rpm N/A)
c. 8 x 20 sec effort/10 sec easy in 39x14 (HR 75% HRmax, rpm N/A)
d. 8 x 20 sec effort/10 sec easy in 39x13 (HR 75% HRmax, rpm N/A)
e. 1 x 2 min effort in 39x12 (HR 85-90% HRmax, rpm N/A)
f. 2 min in 39x16 @ 96-98 rpm (HR dropped back to 55% HRmax)
Started out well. Legs were a little 'sore', but pushed through it...After the first set of efforts aggression was joined by frustration at the lack of HR rising. Second set of efforts was not a lot better re HR. Because of that I started thinking of everything that has been getting to me lately, and drove my aggression into spinning. Third set of efforts wasn't a lot better. Legs were REALLY starting to be painful about now, but the aggression was enough to overcome the pain. Starting to get REALLY worked up by now. Decided to do a 2 MINUTE effort to 'finish'. By the end of the first minute HR was at 85%, and it had reached 90% by the end of the second. Let my body settle 'easy' for the last two minutes...Definitely not too happy with the efforts, but pleased with the INTENSITY that went into them...
0940 - Full-Body (1 min recovery between sets):
1. Barbell Powercleans ( BB PC) 1 x 10, 5 x 5
2. BB BS 5 x 5
3. Barbell Deadlifts (BB DL) 5 x 5
4. BB BOR 5 x 5
5. Flat BB BP 5 x 5
6. Abs 2 x [a. weighted crunch x 20, b. bicycle x 30]
Sean has been doing something like this for the last couple of weeks. Since I have been doing high-rep sessions for a few weeks, and have another Full-Body session to do this week, decided to follow in the man's footsteps. The session is certainly different to anything I have ever done before...Started off with one set of 10 BB PC to 'warm-up'. Easy enough. I have not done BB PC at a rep range LESS than 20 reps, or with much weight until now. Added weight for first working set, but since this is the first time I have added weight to the BB for BB PC, it was experimental. Although I 'stumbled' a little on the last rep the first set was done easily. So added half of what I added before. Kept increasing the weight for each successive set. The last set I was beginning to struggle a little, but it was managed. Concentrating...BB BS. Heaviest I have gone since 2006. Easy. Kept increasing weight with each set as well. Noticed a rash on my inner right forearm after the third set, where it had been rubbing against the BB. I actually feel better the heavier it is, and because go superslow it forces me to really concentrate on my core. The last set were not quite to parallel, but good enough...BB DL. It's been ~30 months since I have done these. Started out at a weight that was slightly less than what I was using when I last did them (since I was only doing 3-4 reps the last time I did them). The first set felt weird. The second set felt a little better, but I still felt awkward until the third rep. The third set I really started coming back into natural movement, and didn't have to think about it as much. Stumbled after I finished the third set, and head spun a little, and had to quickly sit down to find balance. The fourth rep of the last two sets was not done well, almost in two movements instead of one, but corrected for the last rep of each set. Not bad for the first time in ages; at least I know what I can handle. Rash started getting redder and sorer...BB BOR. Started at weight started with on Wednesday. Too easy, so increased to peak weight for second set. Struggled on the last rep, so decreased weight a little. Third set was easy, so increased weight again. Again, last rep was a battle, but decided to keep the weight as it was, and gritted teeth and tightened grip when it started slipping 'in' on the last set...Flat BB BP. Starting weight was Wednesday's finishing weight. Easy. Increased weight. Struggled on the last rep; and on the last two reps of the third set. Put the weight back down to initial weight and, although last rep of the last two sets were VERY slow, they were DONE...Finished off with 100 reps for Abs. REALLY feeling my abs during the bicycles, especially on the second set...Although that was by definition a very 'hard' and 'intense' session, and despite the few moments during it where I had to sit down or I would stumble, afterwards I felt FRESH, and VERY, VERY happy!
1113 - Stretch 21 min.
1745 - 5.5km Run:
It's about time I did an evening run; I have been wanting to all week and never did it. It's time for NO more excuses, and regardless of how I feel, they MUST be done from now on...Was muggy and hot as. Overcast, almost looking like it would rain. But no; sun came out instead...First km was done in 4.53 minutes, second in 4.68 minutes. Third km was barely faster in 4.66 minutes. Started feeling left shoulder begin to irritate at 16 minutes. Started feeling myself falter at 19 minutes, dropping back to 4.86 min/km pace. Finished the run in a sticky, sweaty mess...I hate the way I feel with all the sweat and how my hair feels itchy on my skin during and after a run. Then again, I love training and being physical more than I would ever let that bother me. A good run...
Sleep - Time and Quality: ~2015-0713 (waking at 0315), so nearly 11 hours sleep. Yes, I WAS extremely shattered yesterday. Felt good once finally up. Sleep deep. DREAMING...
Mental Alertness/Focus: Been there.
Energy: I have not felt fatigued at all, despite the HIIT, Full-Body session, and evening run...Weird; you'd have thought I would be as shattered as I was yesterday...
Mood/Aggression: Mood has been VERY aggressive. Training has been EXCELLENT because of it! I have been able to push past the physical pain by focussing on the raw aggression...Then felt strangely pleased because of the way I was feeling...Then saw Taken this evening; things like that make me sick, and knowing that it's most often powerful men that are the most corrupt (either taking part or deliberately looking the other way) makes my blood boil MORE; and I would truly take pleasure in castrating every man and giving them a slow and torturous DEATH!!!
Stress: HIGH HIGH HIGH!!!
Libido: There this morning (it always is after an excellent resistance session)...Definitely GONE now...
Strength: Today's resistance session was a DIFFERENT session to what I am accustomed. Nevertheless, there WERE some strength improvements. And some 'baseline' weights to go from...
Quality of Training: Absolutely the most awesomest session! EXCELLENT! This is how they should ALL be! HIIT was excellent as well. And 5.5km run in the evening great too...How I trained today should be an EXAMPLE of how ALL other days should be re training...
Pump and Vascularity: Not much pump in the gym...Vascularity just GREAT...
Muscle Hardness/Density: Delts and arms. Glutes and legs.
Body Composition and Look: I thought I looked ok...Until I looked at the naked reflection in the mirror...Grrr...
Appetite: Eaten what I had to all day. Until dinner. And I figured that it was ok, given all the training I've done today...Excessive training allows me to get away with the binging. But it won't always, girl, so CONTROL it!!!
Overall Sense of Feeling: Went and saw The Spirit early this afternoon (yes, I watch a LOT of movies); it was different to what I thought it would be...Just trying to DEstress, because, even though I am generally highly stressed, there reaches a point where it DOES become TOO much...
Haha just playin Rosie. Have you considered taking any time off to recoop?
SFW and GFH