Being forced to deadlift before squatting a few weeks ago really opened a whole new world of possibilities for me. Since I deadlifted heavy last night, I knew I would have to scale back my squats somewhat today. As a result, I decided to bench first, while I was still fresh, and then tackle a lighter set of squats. I am back at a stage where I feel like my bench is my weak-link, and I take that as a very good sign that I am getting back to my pre-break strength levels.
And by that, I mean I benched 140lbs today, which is the first all-time PR I’ve had in almost a year. Unpaused, but still a PR.
I tried to repeat myself on camera, but all I got this was this:
Whatever. As Dan said, “At least you got it up. I didn’t have to come rescue you from the roll of shame this week.” True.
It seems like my “Squat everyday and then do whatever you feel like” programming is working. I’m going to keep doing it. And who knows? Maybe next week I’ll feel like benching 145 with my ass down.
8:35 – Breakfast
- 1 fist-sized serving of cottage cheese
- 1/2 thumb of PB2
- 1 thumb of almond butter
- 1 green apple
- 2 mini cucumber
- 1 tbsp fish oil
- 1 cup of black coffee
11:55 – Shepherd’s pie
- 1 cupped handful celeriac puree
- 1 cupped handful of ground beef
- 1 slice of bacon
- 1 palm sized serving of peas and carrots
- 1/5 tbsp butter
- 3 thumbs of homemade ketchup
15:50 – Post workout
- 1 Italian bison sausage
- 1 cupped handful of baby carrots
- 1 cupped handful of chocolate covered pretzels
19:15 – Dinner
- 1 c. of borscht
- 1 palm-sized serving of greek yogurt
23:15 – Midnight snack
- 1 bison sausage
- 1 granny smith apple
- 2 thumbs of almond butter