Tempo Chest & Tris went pretty well. I can normally lift heavier on chest exercises, but had to pace myself on increasing the weight because I had no previous record of what I could do when doing such slow reps. Each move starts with 15 reps where you contract for 6 counts, then slowly release for 6 counts. For example, during pushups you would go down for 6, then up for 6. Then you do 12 reps with 6 and 3 counts, then 8 reps with 3 and 3. You also increase the weight each time you decrease your reps. It really made me focus on control and it was hard at times to stay at the slower pace.
Tuesday was supposed to be Bulk Legs, but we got the schedule mixed up and did Build Legs instead...but it didn't matter because I pushed HARD and was really feeling it. Yesterday I just did dance practice and no lifting or Asylum.
Tonight I have Tempo Back & Bis, which will also be a first for me!
Food wise, we have gone back to mostly using our "veganized" version of the Asylum Get Shredded plan, which has worked well for us in the past. It offers plenty of food for ~1800 calories, depending on how you modify. We use beans, tempeh or tofu instead of the meat options and it all works out well and tastes great. Here is today's meal re-cap:
Chocolate Vegan Shakeology, one scoop
Gluten-Free rolled oats, 1/4 cup
Frozen cherries, about 1 cup
Quinoa salad (my first time having this, and it was actually quite good):
Quinoa, 1/2 cup (uncooked)
mixed with cucumber, fresh mint, lime juice, onion, ginger, sea salt
Corn tortillas, 2
Chickpeas, 1 cup
Cabbage, shredded, 1/2 cup
Cilantro, lime juice, chili powder
Onion, 2 TB
Mixed salad greens
Acorn squash, roasted, 1/2
Tempeh, 1/2 block
Broccoli, steamed, a lot
Raw maca powder, 1 TB
Raw cacao powder, 2 tsp
All this clocks in at around 1850 calories, approx. 60% carbs (296g), 15% protein(78g), 25% fat(51g)