Burning out I think
Today is the end of 9 weeks of primal eating + stronglifts for me. I don't know if this week was just bad or if I'm burning myself out. On Monday I tried a new lifting program, Didn't like it too much, I think the reason is that I tried to do too many lifts in one workout, so I might look it into again in the future.
On Wednesday I went back to stronglifts and lowered my sets down to 3 from 5. Which is what some folks on here recommended about 3 weeks ago , I probably should have listened then lol. The workout went great, I was lifting with a renewed intensity because I wasn't holding back for those 4th and 5th sets.
I got about 30 minutes of rest and then my grandpa called and asked me if I could help him cut "some" grass. I probably should have asked him if he could wait until the next day, but I know he is stubborn and would have went alone. So I said sure. Well after 5 hours of cutting grass in 95 degree weather, needless to say, I was not feeling good at all.
That brings us to today. The workout went ok, but I just was not into it, basically just going through the motions to get done. I workout outside, in Georgia. Our temperatures at the moment seem to be holding steady already at 90-95 degrees. I think it's just a combination of 9 straight weeks of heavy lifting, plus the heat.
I'm thinking about taking next week off and maybe just do some body weight stuff on my 3 lifting days instead. Maybe also adding in a second sprint session during that week. I would take the week off and when I come back I will deload 20% on all lifts. I'm thinking this will sort of reset my body in a good way.
Also, do you guys think it would be a good idea do this this kind of heavy lifting first thing in the morning on a empty stomach? It would definitely be a lot cooler at 8:30am then 2:00pm .
Anywho, sorry for the blog type post.
Last edited by Glenn; 06-03-2011 at 12:46 PM.
Primal start date: April 1st 2011
Start Weight: 300.4 lbs
Current Weight: 226 lbs (1/16/2012)
Goal weight: 205 lbs
Total lost so far: 74.4 lbs