Well, last night I went back to the gym for about 45 mins of incline power walking while watching the latest Rescue Me episode on my laptop. I'm not normally much of a walker at the gym but didn't want to overdo it with my calf.
I slept pretty well last night. Banked almost 9 hours. Calf feels good today. Did just fine on my two trips of walking back and forth to the gym today (which is about 4 miles total). Chest still ached a little today and glutes and upper hams were wrecked at the start of the day too. However, as the day went on my quads really started to ache and everything else got better. Doesn't usually work that way for me. Anyway, at 3pm I hit shoulders and went back around 10:30 for some ab work. I'd hoped to get some cardio in but I thought it might be better to come home and crash. 4 miles of walking is respectable for a non-cardio day I suppose.
My recovery abilities have been a little reduced the last few days. I'm sure it's due to the recent travel and drinking as well as upping the weights on a lot of my 10x10 reps. My back better bounce back after tomorrow's workout or I may have to take a dreaded day off. I think I'll do one more round of 10x10 splits and then go back to 5x5. Starting a muscle off with 100 reps is fun and all, but I feel like I could really use a change.
So here are today's workouts:
10x10 Smith Shoulder Press: 9 sets of 10x110, 10x100
Cable lateral raises: 12x1, 12x2, 10x3, 4x4
Plate raises: 12x25, 12x35, 10x45
Seated bent over rows: 12x30s, 12x35s, 10x40s
Db lateral raises: 12x15s, 12x20s, 9x25s (wrists still limiting factor)
Cable front raises: 12x1, 12x2, 10x3, 5x4
Then later a little abs:
Cable crunches: 50x7, 40x8, 30x9, 25x10
Db side bends: 20x15s, 20x20s, 15x25s
Ab Machine: 35x120, 35x130, 25x140, 25x150
Decline plate twists w/25: 3 sets 15 each side
Rope twists: 20x3
At this point I realized I was worn out and called it a day.
The last 2 days I've used stim-free Ragnarok pre-workout for my night workouts. It seems to have given me a boost in both instances. Warrior Melon tastes just fine. Oh, and watermelon Xtend is by far the best flavor and mixes pretty well with other fruit flavored supps. Apple is 2nd but not close. Orange, grape, & lemonade come in 3rd through 5th.
My musings for the day are that I just looked in the mirror and realized I'm still kind of a fat bastard...and that I probably shouldn't expect to see much muscle piling on or my strength jumping considerably since I'm cutting (and probably will be for a while). lol
Borrowing a word from my former Obama boss: I need to re-dedicate myself to cardio. If all I'm going to do is lift I may as well eat a ton and be a fat guy with huge muscles.
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