Okay I'll bring it down a bit. I hope everyone's Monday is off to a great start because mine is kicking ass!
I didn't have to spend anytime at the hospital yesterday so I got to bed early, woke up on time, and enjoyed a fun and relaxed 6:15am semi-private training group.
PR's were made by many and I myself got in a training session this morning between a private training appointment and the 6:15ers. I did some deadbugs, hang cleans, and squats. I didn't set any new PR's, but it sure was a gut check kind of training session. I rewarded myself after getting home with a couple big bacon, egg, and tomato breakfast burritos. They were gooooood!
Now I am just chilling outside with my morkie, enjoying the awesome weather we are having here in JOMO, and getting ready to throw down three great pieces of writing you should check out this week.
I really really enjoy listening to other fitness enthusiasts and trainers share their experiences with different diets and training. I find it interesting to learn what works for some doesn't work for others and what lessons they learned along the way from trying something new. So I had to share this piece in which Jen Keck discusses some of the nutrition protocols she has experimented with and how they turned out for her. I love science, research, and studies as much as the next guy, but at the end of the day all these things talk in the language of averages and the only true way to figure out what works best for you is to conduct your own N=1 experiment. Just do me a favor and don't try to extrapolate the results of your experience to others.
Interactions in life can be great learning experiences that provide lessons that transfer incredibly well into the weight room. This piece is an example of just that.
I am not a powerlifter and I have not tried competing in powerlifting, but I will admit my programs tend to have a bit of a powerlifting skew to them as far as exercise selection goes so I can definitely get behind this idea about people trying out a powerlifting program. He makes quite a good case for most beside the fact that most of Americans are just plain weak and need to get stronger and become a bit more robust.
Until next time . . .
Happy moving and heavy lifting!
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