Gainsdalf the Whey Posted February 13, 2017 Report Share Posted February 13, 2017 I've been gone for awhile due to life crazies, adding a new baby to the family while I was away. Wifey and I now have a 2 1/2 year old and a 5 week old, both girls. With that comes little sleep and little free time. Another thing that happened during this time is I regained most of the weight I lost last year, which I sacrificed getting stronger to do, making last year pretty much a waste of time from a fitness perspective. The silver lining is that I think I've finally gotten to a place of body acceptance where I know I'm never going to be 230 lb again and I'm ok with it, but also a place where I don't need to excuse that by saying I'm bulking and ballooning needlessly into the 270s and getting fat. The result is a new goal of staying under 264 (limit for 120kg weight class) and building strength here. First I'm going to try just recomping while I get my shit together. If I ever get to a point where I can do cutting/bulking back and forth from 250 to 260 responsibly, then I can try that, but my relationship with food isn't where it needs to be in order to handle that right now. So, all that said, the goal for the year is to get to a point where I make a small PR on all 3 powerlifts, fix my relationship with food, get more athletic, and get my body feeling better as I keep getting injured. For that last one, there's two main culprits. The first is my back, I keep pulling erectors. I need to figure out how to bulletproof it so that deadlifting volume or shoveling snow doesn't make me throw it out. The other is my feet. Every time I try to run/be athletic like I want to, I get fractures. I need to very slowly ramp up the load on them to condition them for what I want. I'd love to be able to get back into an ultimate frisbee league one day. Anyway, the first step is to get back into the gym, have good productive workouts, and recover properly. Once I've successfully integrated lifting back into my life in a manageable way, I can start building on the athletic stuff. Lift- Muscles are made in the gym. Unfortunately I rarely go there anymore. I gotta change that. I need to get my body back used to lifting regularly again and do it slowly, so I don't get injured in the process. This is going to start as having a session for each for the 3 powerlifts once a week, going easy, and getting my body used to the movement again. Once they are, I can start instituting an actual program that works on the specific things I need to. -3 sessions per week Eat- Muscles are made in the kitchen. My protein intake has gone to shit since I've not been lifting. I've looked at the time off as an excuse to not worry about protein, which ended with me eating sweets more and getting fat. I'm going to track my food to see how much protein I'm getting and work toward a daily regimen that is getting me over 200g a day. I just ordered my powder, that should help. -200g daily protein Recover- Muscles are made it the bedroom. No, not like that. I'm talking about the sleeping part. Unfortunately an extremely gassy baby does is not conducive to a quality sleeping environment. Knowing that the baby will eventually sleep through the night, I'm going to work on the long term habit of being asleep 7 hours before I wake up and ignore the short term interruptions. Aim is to head upstairs 30 min before that. -Head upstairs by 10 each night. 7 Quote Massrandir, Barkûn, Swolórin, The Whey Pilgrim 500 / 330 / 625 Challenges: 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 31 32 34 35 36 39 41 42 45 46 47 48 49 Current Challenge "No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. " ~ Socrates "Friends don't let friends squat high." ~ Chad Wesley Smith "It's a dangerous business, Brodo, squatting to the floor. You step into the rack, and if you don't keep your form, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." ~ Gainsdalf Link to comment
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