I managed to make it to BGWLC last night despite a cold – which has been brewing all week – turning me into a big snotty mess at the moment. Thank goodness for pseudoephedrine.
I had intended to have a bit of a “mini competition” at the gym by myself, but I ended up just doing a squat run-up. The gym was pretty empty as almost everyone else is resting ahead of the GBPF South East Open on Sunday.
- Squats: worked up to a single at 92.5kg (my current competition pb). Then attempted 97.5kg twice but failed both. I nearly lost my lunch on the first try, which was not pleasant
- Good mornings; glute & ham raises
- Bench: worked up to 3 x 3 @ 40kg
- Hammer curls; stretching etc
Today I went to conditioning at Urban Kings, and it was brutal. My legs were already feeling shot after those squats, and they feel even worse now!
- Warm up: 5 minutes of jogging, high knees, butt kicks etc. Dropping to do occasional burpees/pushups/situps
- 2 rounds of – 50 squat jumps, 40 tuck jumps, 30 burpees, 20 pushups, 10 situps
- 3 rounds of – 6 x 20m sprints, 4 x 20m bear crawls, 20 situps
- 200 shoulder-to-shoulder with a 10kg sandbag. I also had to do 10 burpees because I dropped the bag
- 100 situps
Yeah, conditioning is horrible. I’m not sure why I pay so much money to that gym so they can TORTURE ME.
Food-wise, I’ve been tracking fairly well, although I’m never 100% convinced that the values pre-programmed into apps like MyPlate are totally accurate (and I’m too lazy to scrutinize labels). So I’ve been taking all my totals with a large pinch of salt. But if the tracking is more-or-less correct, I’m running at about 2000-2200kcal per day, which is less than I intended. I can’t help thinking that when I estimated I was eating 3000+ per day before, I was wildly overestimating.
I’ve also been managing to keep a fairly decent nutrient split, although I should probably eat more protein. Somehow!
And while I’m geeking out about apps, I used RunKeeper to figure out just how long my home → station walk is…
Almost a mile! So yeah, if anyone thinks I’m not walking enough, I’m pointing them here. Twice a day, baby!
I have not, however, lost any weight at all, which is annoying. Yes, I know, it doesn’t happen overnight etc (disclaimer: I’m 37 and read and stuff). If I’m not seeing 72 or 73kg on the scale by the end of March then I’m thinking a return to Dr Ray Peat style eating is going to be necessary, as I had good success with his plan pre-competition a couple of years ago.