Cream of Buckwheat is my choice for my breakfast grain today. And walnuts as my nut of choice (I bought some more at Whole Foods yesterday - Organic Nuts are always so pricey! and if you want the nut to be whole, even more pricey! Why would I want it whole? Cashews are for creamy soups, and still broken pieces are OK for stirfry. I guess if you want a pretty pecan pie, then whole pecans are warranted, but still, 19.99 for a lb!).
Gaining muscle mass. My Legs are still so sore, with 3 days ago I did a PB on the Leg Press! I put all 11 45lbs plates on each side (22 so far), and then attempted and succeeded to put 2 more 45lbs plates ontop of the platform! I was able to push out 8 reps in a short ROM-and my knee and sacral are still making themselves known that I microteared them! The morning cardio is low keyed, with hardly any resistance and just moving to get a sweat going - even my run yesterday was just a slow jog. I wanted to do 60 minutes on the elliptical, but I kept it at 30 minutes instead. Need to recover.
Today is Chest day, with the hope that I can get my body to the gym tonight to make up my Bicep workout for yesterday. If not, then I will roll Triceps and Biceps into an Arm day perhaps. Doing strict form, with my core engaged during all exercise movements is not really affecting my agonist/prime mover muscles, but all the synergistic ones: aka Biceps and Triceps. So after Back day, the trapezius between the shoulder blades hurt, and also my biceps for some reason: thus I did not do Biceps that next day. Going to have to do some intuitive training soon I think. If a muscle hurts, I need to give it time to recover, even though it is on my workout agenda, I am going to have to juggle body parts around to find out what works for me -
too much work, I rather just follow someone else's plan, or even my own!