Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Killed it today!

Woot! Woot! Let's hear it for broken records!!! I mentioned in my last post, I would be introducing a new twist to my regimen. Call it an experiment of sorts, but I'm trying PSMF - Protein Sparing Modified Fasting.

I would not recommend this approach to anyone as it requires very low calories and high protein...but I'm only trying it EOD every other day (rest days only) for a couple of weeks. If you're that interested in it, you can Google it yourself.

I ended up doing two days in a row due to a misplaced rib head in my upper back probably due to my heavy standing military presses on Sunday... A quick trip to my chiropractor yesterday and I was better than ever and ready to hit the gym today.

All told, I was down from 115.5 to 113.6 in just a couple of days, however, I do expect that number to creep up after a day of eating maintenance +20% (today)...Anyway, the gym!

I found a lone bottle fo 5-hour energy and decided WTH and chugged it down on my way. A quick 5-minute warmup and I was racking my weights for my deadlifts.

After Martin suggested I add 5 lbs to my lift and do only two sets, I decided to take his advice. I started with 180 lbs and did the lift 5 x's fairly easily. Hmmmm. I rested about five minutes and then added another five lbs. 185. My highest yet. Hadn't done deads since last Tuesday so I was rested, caffeinated, and ready to rock... It was harder, esp. after the first set, but I managed four before my grip on my left hand just gave in. Still, a new Personal Record (PR)!

Rested another few minutes and headed to the chinup station where I managed two full top-to-bottom chins with a 25-lb plate hanging from my waist. Followed with 20lbs x 4, 15lbs x5, bodyweight x 7. By now my forearms were quite irritated at me, so I decided that was it for the day. Phew. Fantastic trip to the gym.

Major calorie deficit for two full days; nearly 2 lbs lighter and I killed it. Wow. I feel amazing. Time to eat!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think a shout out to Lyle McDonald would not completely be out of the questions here. He is the PSMF Guru...and he and Martin are old kicks.

Anyway, it's a tough change but it works. Fo sho!