So after over a month of no weightlifting I am back at it. I wrecked my camper in Illinois after another attempt at van dwelling late October. Needless to say I am through, and now back in San Diego after being stranded there for a month. Looking for my own apartment. Today I returned to the gym and all went well. The accident gave me a new perspective on life and changed me. Though I have dropped size, surprisingly I came out of the gate really strong, REALLY strong.
I quit drinking coffee, and eating at non-vegan establishments. I'm also eating more raw foods, and cycling foods better.
My diet is pretty loose, but still follows the general structure I am fond of.
Few slices of sprouted bread with nut butter and tea and soymilk
Mix of pea/rice/hemp/soy protein, a few bananas, some flax seed and/or coconut oil/shreds
Half a cup or so of raw oat groats or buckwheat groats blended with berries, bananas, or apples
A cup or so of legumes or beans
A cup of brown rice or quinoa
A cup of steamed veggies
Maybe a bit of olive oil
Cup of soymilk
Mix of pea/rice/hemp/soy protein, a few bananas, some flax seed and/or coconut oil/shreds, creatine
My new routine will follow my old one, except I will be doing high rep one week, low rep the next. Basically for one week my back day might look like this at about 80% 1RM
2x Rows 5x5 and 4x8
Chinup Burnouts 3x5-8
And the next week may look like this with 70-75% of my 1 RM
Pullups 4x failure
Deadlifts 3x failure
1x Rows 4x failure
Chinups 4x failure
Today was a structured low rep day
Pullups +25lbs 4x8x8x8x8
Deadlifts 235lbs x5x5x5x5 (I got carried away, I was having fun)
DB Rows 2x80lbs x8x8x8x7
Smith Rows 135lbs x8x8x7x7
Chinup burnouts 3x-
As you can see, I have come back pretty strong. I am pleased.
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