Sunday, July 30, 2006

Entry #308

Took a week off due to my back. Never do half~assed deadlifts.

In a state of comtemplation. I'm considering switching over to bodybuilding routines for a few weeks for the sake of refreshment. The most significant strength gains I've experienced occurred the last time I tried this.

Rose early today for cardio and conditioning continues to improve. Ran to the highschool, did laps around the track (doing HIIT on the final), and ran home with little fatigue and only short rests between.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Entry #307

Still haven't heard back from the friend who expressed interest in the AKA.

Worked on knees today.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Entry #306

Was sore from hiking, and my deadlift suffered. Somehow this must have caused me to use more back and less legs; afterwards my back was so sore that I couldn't do crunches. Fucked my entire day.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Entry #305

Just went on a long uphill hike with George today. Got a good workout for my legs.

Bodyfat is way low. As long as I make strength gains, it doesn't matter. I could probably start bulking now, but I want to condition further.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Entry #304

ME upper~body

Continued on with floor presses. The movement still feels awkward. 275 lbs didn't feel like much. Probably could have gone for more than just singles with that weight. Hopefully this carries over.

Pullups were much easier, probably due in part to losing weight. Widened the grip to compensate. I should start to look towards adding resistance on them.

Went hiking on a trail with George. Killed my legs. I was still sore from yesterday.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Entry #303

Beginning reloading phase of creatine mono.

ME lower~body:

Made gains despite losing weight. Deadlifted 365 lbs for triples and 395 lbs for multiple sets of singles. Grip was tighter than previous efforts and there was no failure because of it. Shrugs pay off.

Also started bringing protein concoction to the gym and mixing it immediately after. I really don't need to use the blender.

Sunday, July 9, 2006

Entry #302

Jogged to the track and did four laps of moderate interval training. Couldn't help but notice how much faster my default jogging speed is than everyone else on the track. Legs held out fine. Jogged home afterwards.

Evening, ran from George's house and commenced with jump-rope circuit at home.

Conditioning is at an excellent level.

Saturday, July 8, 2006

Entry #301

DE upper-body

Down to an even 200 lbs.

Began with a speed~bag warm~up. Reduced the rests in between sets of speed bench and continued to integrate bag work alongside. I figure it's a good opportunity to train for muscle endurance, in stark contrast to ME days. Increased the weight on several sets even, despite the weight loss.

Jumprope circuit later at night. Kept tripping up over it, for some reason.

Saturday, July 1, 2006

2:32 AM
It's worse tonight. I went along with the pain and shadowboxed with it to build up pain tolerance. Still need to see a doctor.