I think I'll give the blogging a bit of a go more regularly. My brains pretty random at times so i'll to put my thoughts through a mental "sieve" before I post
Once back from my break I may need a tighter grip on calories. Not that I'am one to over obsess but saying that I'am now up to roughly 187lb & for now I think it's heavy enough for what I'm moving a round.
So it maybe I go with the idea of a extra meal on lifting days & monitoring it on days off. Will have a think over the coming week.
I may also roll with the idea of pairing upper/lower days on the 5/3/1 deload week. To allow more recovery & also the fact going in 4 times a week to do minimal work seems a waste of energy. I could go in, train well twice & get it all done....worth trying for a cycle at least.
I watched some guys using the pull up assistance machine yesterday. I'm yet to see a anyone do an actual chin but with assistance. People let the weight push them up via the knees & they'll then do a lite pull at the end. Can't explain it well but you must know what I mean...
How are the chins coming along? Manage to try hammer grips?
Ps I had to buy a large hoodie yesterday
I usually exercise some restraint when it comes to what I post - my v-logs were a little less, well, tamed since a lot of it was off-the-cuff. I need to do a "final" one about it all since I decided 3/4 of the way through that it was far too unstructured to be continued/I'd made my point in my mind that it didn't really matter what
I ate, just that I did. Which is why it just turned into me ranting about all kinds of nonsense.
Are you still putting on mass with how you're eating or just weight at this point? I know you're smart enough to just ride it out without putting on excess fat - just curious. You've put on so much muscle since you started lifting, be interested to see how long/far you can go.
Definitely know exactly what you mean with the assistance - I know I'm still going about it that way but I never half-ass a rep because I know I'll never be able to do an unassisted one if I don't push myself with them. And I did do some hammer-grips yesterday, actually. Felt so much better that way. Thanks for the tip.
Speaking of needing new sizes - all of my "small" t-shirts are getting really snug around my shoulders and upper-back. Pretty happy about that.