As it’s only 12 days until the SE Open at Woking, last night at BGWLC was 98%+ squat night; ie. the last heavy squat session before competition. I’m not competing but I still wanted to take part in the training regimen (I might even have my own run-ups in the gym the day before the comp to see how I’m doing). I was hoping to squat at least 90kg, and ended up doing a 95kg squat that didn’t feel as hard as the one I did back in December at the club comp. Pretty pleased with that.
- Squats: ran up to 3 @ 75kg; 2 @ 80kg; 1 @ 85kg; 1 @ 90kg; 1 @ 95kg
- Dimel deadlifts: 2 sets of 20 @ 40kg
- Glute & ham raises + pullthroughs
- Bench: worked up to 3 sets of 3 @ 42.5kg, with a pause on the last rep of each set
- Hammer curls: 2 sets of 12 @ 9kg
- Machine rows: 2 sets of 12 @ 15kg (each hand)
- Cable crunches
I had quite a decent day yesterday, macros-wise (argh, can’t believe I’m caring about macros, god) but I’m struggling to eat enough protein without resorting to frankly odd practices, such as eating an entire packet of ham at my desk with my fingers. I was recommended to try oats with added protein, since I’m an oat fiend and found this stuff for sale on MyProtein.com:
Total Breakfast is, apparently, an oat & whey shake with 24g of protein & 24g of carbs in each serving. I won’t lie – I’m expecting this to taste pretty awful, but I’m willing to give it a go. I’m getting used to all “healthy” food alternatives tasting pretty bad. I’m afraid that whenever I see someone describing a “healthy” cookie or cake alternative as “delicious” I immediately assume they’re deluded – the same with protein flavours. Let’s face it – nothing ever tastes as good as the real thing. Sigh 😦
I had hoped to get to kettlebells today but again the world is conspiring against me on Tuesdays. Maybe I should give it up as a lost cause!