Quote: “I won’t stop until I’ve broken every chain.” – Verse, “Sons and Daughters”Work outDumbbell Bench Press
1x6x20Speed work, super-setted with …
Incline Dumbbell Bench Press
Lying Tricep Extension
Chest Press (machine)
1x8x115Speed work, super-setted with ...
Front Barbell Squat
1x8x70Speed work despite first time attempting.
Incline Leg Press
1x10x160Seated Calf Raise
1x10x130Seated Leg Curl
I’m glad I didn’t let feeling severely under the weather deter me from hitting the gym today. Definitely helped clear my head and I walked out sore, smiling, and feeling, at least temporarily, better. The iron, literally and mentally, gives me such a pump. I don’t know how to really describe it. Though much of this could be attributed to the fact that, for the first time, I listened to Have Heart and Verse while I lifted. So much positive aggression, put me in such a good place. If you think that’s an oxymoron, you’re doing it wrong.
Eating 30 minutes before lifting definitely was a good call today, especially with my energy lacking from having a slight fever all day. I think I can get used to this.
Switched to dumbbells for bench because some guy was doing ¼ squats in the rack. I don’t like to judge people but he was seriously using the same weight that I warm-up with to do this. I can’t really judge given that today just proved how weak my arms are since 20s were hard to handle. I’m not going to let it get me down – just another mountain climb to get to where I want to be.
Looking forward to back and shoulder hypertrophy tomorrow, I just hope my body can handle it.
Macros: (ETA) 52/137/169;1692 calories
Kale, onion, mustard, and seitan quesadilla with falafel chips, hummus, and a spinach pie.
My work gave out free coupons for frozen mini-pizzas to compensate us working a lot right up until Christmas. We, of course, have a vegan one with a whole wheat crust. The best part? It clocks in at 150 calories TOTAL and … IFMM perfectly. Well, with some PWO protein and veggie additions (I still prefer homemade/yes, I’m still having pizza on Christmas day with my parents. Come at me, gains.)
Seriously. IIFMM, I do it. Layered protein-ice-cream … thing. A crumbled Clif bar micro-waved topped with frozen protein sludge, covered in chocolate peanut butter, a chopped banana, almonds, and sunflower seed butter. Fuck cake, this was the best thing I've eaten in a long time.