Friday, August 12, 2011
Hummingbirds and hale
Been a little stale with very little posting lately. Thought I'd come back with a little video PR. Baby Hummingbird drinks sugar water for reps. Cutest thing I've ever seen Just another reason why training at popes' gardens is the #1 place to get jacked.
Well, I was doing awesome with my training and then was feeling pretty beat up for about two weeks. I hit a 750lb Yoke walk for 100' with a few drops. Took about a minute. Pretty excited about that. Did a 200lb log viper press each rep from the floor x 8. Log 230 x 5 clean and jerk from the floor, both sets felt heavy.
I trained in a thunderstorm the other day too, it hailed the first 10 minutes and then thunder for 45 minutes. I was scared like a little girl and didn't touch any metal for about an hour. Anyway, here is the hail portion. It was about 90 degrees outside. The weather was confused today.
and here is the wildest rainbow I've ever seen that came after. Glad we didn't get struck by lightning.
8/12/2011 training, finally. You'd think I gave up training and became a full time nature junkie.
Dynamic Warmup + hip/core prehab
105/hand x 100'
200/hand x 50'
250/hand x 50'
275/hand x 115' - new best. Happy this is finally going up again. Wasn't even my grip that failed, was the rest of my body.
145 x 3
190 x 3
215 x 3
245 x 2 - These things are hard!
2 x 400' ya that sucked a little.
A few things I did to get over the plateau I had the past two weeks.
1. Eat more total calories. I went from 4500kcal/day to 5000kcal/day. Body weight is around 185 in the am. My butt seems to be growing, not sure what to make of that. Some say that most of my power comes from my butt.
2. Eat more carbs - I started doing white rice twice per day(before and after) on training days. Those carbs make a big difference.
3. I added in some D-aspartic acid - some studies show it can increase testosterone levels by 40% in 12 days. i thought hell, why not give it a shot. Doesn't seem to have any nasty side effects. Whether or not its the main thing helping me, who knows. I don't care about whether or not its placebo, as long as I'm progressing.
4. Sleeping more - this always helps. getting to sleep by 10ish at night. Sleeping till 6-7am.
5. Man up and get your mind right. I took a step back, I got back to what originally motivated me. I reorganized my training and got excited to get in there and tear up some weights. This is definitely one of the most important things to getting back on track.
Eating has been about the same. Still doing the 3000kcal shake every day split into 3 meals. I do a little 85% dark chocolate in the am also. The two other meals are heavy in meats/eggs/fish(the good stuff) vegetables, potatoes and grass-fed dairy.