Just some stuff from this week so far.
First time in ages going past five reps in any lift. Also going sumo and low bar and adding a shite load of accessory lifting. So much fun to Max out on squats.
What weight do you go for when you aren't really training but you want to squat? One of all of them? Looks kinda fun...for some reps.
Also, start out going for 3 but change your mind a couple of reps in and go for 5 but then only do 4.
Sounds like a plan.
I'm looking forward to starting my new program Monday.
After competing a fortnight ago, I sat down with my coach and assessed my competition performance and the training period leading up to it. We looked at all of the elements that were successful and all of the things that were not ideal. We then made a note of what we could do differently and what I’m going to address in the next training cycle. This included looking at my training program, my mindset, my recovery and my nutrition.
I’ve just been to the amazing Juggernaut Training seminar in Sydney where Chad Wesley Smith, Brandon Lilly and Dr Mike Isratel talked about and showed me lots of things I want to try out. New lifting tweaks, training ideas and dietary advice.
I’ve been plugging numbers into myfitnesspal and looking at how I can shuffle around what I normally eat to closer meet the timing and macro guidelines Dr Mike from Renaissance Periodization recommended (more about that here). The biggest change for me will be upping my carbs on training days to support performance and recovery. The total amount of carbs I eat in general will come up from what I eat “normally”. Usually, I consider myself to be “eating well” when my main source of carbs are vegies and occasionally fruit… So, I’ll be adding a relative heap of carbs in many varied forms to my diet to meet altered ratios. It’s going to be really interesting to see how these tweaks affect this training cycle and I’m excited!
Paying attention again to my nutrition means I’m paying attention to all kinds of food related posts on social media too. This is giving me plenty of lolz. My favourite posts are always the “healthy version” of regular meals. So much funny. So much inedible. This is the winner from this week. Yum!
Anna Brown is an average though super keen