Competition prep: Week 2, day 1

I admit, I was not looking forward to last night’s scheduled squats. I’d say I was crapping myself, but that’s an unfortunate analogy with squatting, you know?

  • Squats: worked up to 4 sets of 5 @ 75kg (80%)
  • Good mornings: 3 sets of 7 @ 40kg
  • Glute & ham raises
  • Bench: worked up to 4 sets of 5 @ 35kg + chains (70%)
  • Bench press pullups: one miserable set of 5 rubbish attempts
  • Seated dumbbell shoulder press: 3 sets of 10 with 10kg dumbbells
  • Front raise: 3 sets of 10 with 10kg plate
  • Tate press: 3 sets of 10 with 5kg dumbbells
  • Side bends, landmines, spiders (3 sets each)

This all took me freaking ages and I didn’t finish until after 8.30pm.

The squats weren’t as terrifying as I thought they would be, in the end. Last week’s 3 x 5 at the same weight were pretty awful, but this week’s were better (I won’t say easier…)

Yesterday I also had a 1-hour consultation with a nutritionist at Urban Kings. I have yet to receive his plan (he has about 40 pages of printouts of my diet from MyPlate to go through!) but I’ll be interested to see what he says. I’ve seen him specifically for advice on getting down to <72kg for April 26th, and not for long-term fat/weight loss or anything. I'm just finding the whole process of making weight to be terribly stressful this time round, and it feels easier to hand the hard (thinking) work over to someone else.

I will definitely update when I have a plan. I suspect that I'm going to be told to drink less milk (I currently have about half a litre a day) and eat less fruit. Ah well. It's only for a few weeks.