The Tactical Strength Challenge (TSC)
Deadlift: 165 lbs (huge PR)
Pullups: 0 ( )
5 minutes kettlebell snatch: 104 reps @ 12 kg
Wild bike sprints yesterday after eating some straight-up "healthy, low-fat" free frozen yogurt with candies and whatnot. Was curious if the sugar would put me into beast mode ... Not really a difference at all. Totally not worth cheating on stuff like that when it kills your stomach later anyway!
Quickie at the Gym
120x3, 140x3, 155x9 glute bridge
40x3, 45x3, 50x5 OHP (ugh)
6-5-4-5-6 chins and dips
~7 miles biking
Felt like just the right amount of volume. Thinking that my midnight hunger pains and (very) interrupted sleep habits have to do with low cortisol in the middle of the night or an adrenal issue. Sometimes you don't realize how wound up you are until you really allow yourself to slip into a meditative state. It's like... Oh, THIS is what calm feels like...... Should probably reduce my volume from here on out and stop biking like a bat out of hell so often, my heart just gets RACING!
BR... How do you know what your "prescribed" reps are? I always just assumed the last PR set was like, 10.
CoS... I had the same salad snack and dark chocolate today! I have decided my dairy-free, 90% dark Lindt chocolate is really not so bad. I equate a square to say, a tablespoon of cooking fat. I think there's only 12 grams of sugar in a whole bar, plus a good amount of fiber and releases feel-good chemicals (I think we all need a little of that these days...) I really don't see anything wrong with it unless it stimulates unnecessary cravings or if you're eating several bars a week, you know?
Oh - fantastic PWO meal: dump some canned pumpkin and lite coconut milk into a saucepan on low-medium heat. Add nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, etc. Let simmer for a few minutes and enjoy!
Wendler 5/3/1 with 30 minute walk
Walked the dog 2.2 miles
Power Cleans 5x5
Push Press 5x5
Lat Pull Downs 5x10
"Suffer no guilt yee who wield this in the name of Crom"
Quote on the Father's Sword
60 minutes of Walking 10.0 incline 3.2 mph
Sledgehammer swings as finisher!
Madcow lifting (SQT: 128 lbs max, BP: 83 lbs max and BBR 91 lbs max)
1 hour Zumba Outdoor Party for my b-day!!! Weeeeeeeeeeee!
Very tired today, planning just stretching and walking, and much cooking (lunch for 17 people at hubby's work, making Paleo cabbage rolls and Chocolate Zuccini-Walnut bread).
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When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.