5/3/1: Cycle One, Week Three, Day One
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Fads come and go, but the barbell remains the same. Respect it accordingly. - Jim WendlerNUTRITION
50/135/240Rough estimation. I had Chipotle for my post-work out meal.VIGNETTE
Working nights has been killing my attempts to eat more. I eat as much and as close to my 5:00 p.m. clock-in time as possible and then, for the next 6.5 to 7 hours, I'm on my feet and moving around (and carrying things) without any food until I clock out. Couple this with the fact that I've gone back to training after work because the gym is less crowded and I go about 8.5-9 hours without a substantial meal. Since hunger has been through the roof, eating right after training isn't the issue and neither is eating again within the hour following. It's trying to eat after that
or large amounts of food at once that I've found problematic - I'm either too full or exhausted to do much of anything other than eating a tablespoon of peanut butter.
Of course, these are all excuses - I shouldn't be complaining about needing to eat more food when there are people who are doing bodybuilding contest prep and only getting 1,200 calories a day and there's no way my maintenance is only 2,000 these days. It's simply a matter of getting enough sleep, staying hydrated throughout the day, eating twice before work, once in between my shift and the gym, and then twice again when I get home. It's not brain surgery - it just requires more effort on my part and I need to man the fuck up about it.SESSION
Warm-up: Cycle, hip flexors, hip circles, stretching, foam rolling, light leg extensions.Barbell squat
120x5; 140x3; 155x10 (PR)Seriously considering resetting my max to lower on the next cycle and working my way back up to this kind of weight. Depth was dodgy even at 140 and my hips have no been happy with how wide my stance is recently.Stiff-legged deadlifts
70x10; 80x10; 90x10These felt way too light but that's the point, I suppose.Back raises
40x10x3Using the bar for good mornings is not going to be an issue - these felt great.Leg curls
70x10x3Hanging leg raises
10x5Wanted to get a little bit of abdominal work in but nothing major.