Well, the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and I’m full of shit. I managed to be good on my Birthday but the next night I went a bit off the rails. I won’t go into details but it involved several varietes of single malt whisky and a Dominos pizza. I missed workout 2.3 and the V-Burn. I also now understand why you shouldn’t drink on the V-Diet, as it took me a while to recover. What’s done is done.
Nevertheless, on Friday morning I weighed in at 107.3kg/237lbs, so weight is still coming off. I also added in another workout on the Tues in penance for my debauchery.
Here are this week’s workouts:
Front Squat 60kg: 5+3+2+2+2+2+2+2
Bench 74kg: 5+5+5+3+2
Front squats were punishing with added weight, and had definitely overshot the 20s rest on the last few sets. I think I’ll keep weight teh same next week and try to keep to 20s rest.
Was very happy with the 9 chin-ups, as this is a new PB
20kg DB, 5 rounds, 1 min rest
5x DB Snatch per arm
5x DB Swing per arm
Completed in 15:16. Legs weren’t at all explosive for the burpees.
Split Squat 34kg 8+8+8+8+8
DB Row 44kg 8+8+8+8+8
Push Press 44kg 8+8+8+8+4+4
BB Curl 34kg 8+8+8+8+8
Reverse Crunch 40
Was happy with 40 straight reverse crunches, but again had a hard time sticking to 35s rest on the last few sets.
DL 90kg 8+8+8+8+6+2
DB Incline Press 24kg 8+8+8+8+8
Pull-ups (no access to neutral grip tonight so did pull-up pyramids) 2x 1-2-3-2-1 = 18. Grip was weak from DL.
27:14 A slight improvement on last time. Clap push-ups were much easier this time, and managed a proper clap on every round except final (last time pushed myself into air but without clap after round 2). I could maybe have done better but I started to need a dump (apologies to female readers) halfway through: I don’t think there’s anything quite as uncomfortable as doing conditioning work when you need a no. 2.
In spite of my binge last weekend I have still lost some weight. Can’t help but wonder how much it would have been had I stuck to my diet. I have almost reclaimed another belt hole, and I’m no longer self-conscious about a wobbly belly. Going into the last week I feel good, and that the V-Diet will be a good head start as I continue with my body comp transformation.
I have started to plan out what I’ll do next. For the transition period I was thinking of doing 5/3/1 for the main lifts followed by a complex or circuit, and see if I can continue the weight loss during this period.
I’m also currently debating whether I shell out for some more supps, or just try to get the same macros from real food… need to decide soon.
Next week is set to be very boring diet wise: I have a couple of servings of chocolate and vanilla left, and then just two tubs of strawberry and banana…
Can’t remember if I’ve mentioned this yet, but if you use almonds with your strawberry shake instead of PB, it tastes like a cherry bakewell (but with strawberry, obviously). Very nice.