This is a bit of catch up blog of the last 3 days.
Due to the unexpected fillip of getting the chance to see the Olympic rowing at Eton Dorney yesterday I swapped my rest day and chest days around. So Thursday night I got stuck into my Build chest and tris workout wondering if the previous day’s exertions on shoulders would affect my performance. As it turned out this was by best performance yet on chest, flat pressing 32kg in each hand, a personal best. Went up on almost all exercises and managed far more unassisted press-ups; very pleasing.
Yesterday’s experience of the Olympic was amazing. I saw GB win a gold and two bronzes in a fantastic facility, beautifully organised and I even caught a bit of sun. After the racing I had a go on the rowing machine and canoe ergo machine in the experience tent and came 2nd out of 4 in my race to a 6ft 4in rower so pretty happy with that. After the rowing I caught up with some old footie mates and a lot of beer was consumed. In fact, the whole day was a bit of a write-off from a nutrition perspective. Fish & chips, pizza, beer and whisky. I double checked the nutrition guide but I couldn’t find any mention of these foods.
Today began with a hangover and an early start to sort my house out ready for a couple of viewings then Build Legs it was. What a struggle! Unsurprising really and my own fault given yesterday’s exploits. I had a mental battle all day and was seriously considering postponing this one but the beast prevailed and I got stuck in. I matched my weights from last time on all but the last giant set where for the Bulgarian squats I had to drop the weight down as I simply couldn’t seem to balance.
To compensate I went up to 32kg for the calf raises. As always, you never a regret a workout once it’s done and I’m pleased that I won the mental battle to do this today.
Tomorrow is back & bis and I’m also out on the mtb, might need to up the calories a little tomorrow to compensate for the added expenditure.
One final thing, I tipped the scales at 13st today! That’s up four pounds since the start only 2 weeks ago. A bit of that is fat I think around my middle but there’s definitely added muscle bulk too.
Over and out.