Friday, September 28, 2007

Entry #479

I did a lot of bagwork yesterday and today, and my arms felt like lead. I don't know what was wrong, but I wasn't exploding out like I could before. The hits were hard - I've made significant improvements in learning to throw my bodyweight behind blows - but they were slower than usual, without much snap. It's probably DOMS from jumping into such intense lifting after an amount of time off, but I'll keep working this.

I'm actively cutting weight now. I've decided that I won't mind dropping down to even 190 if I can keep, and indeed, improve upon, my strength. Then, I can bulk back up to 230 and beyond with everything I've gained. The problem is that I lose weight so quickly that when I actually try to cut, I overshoot by 10 lbs. or so. I'm going to eat clean, but big  in order to keep as minimal a calorie deficit (double negative) as possible.