Man, I am kinda hesitant about the workout today.  Not feeling super energized, but I have had plenty of time off so I am recovered (at least I feel recovered).  I think I’m just a little tired.

Breakfast

Ate light thinking I wanted to avoid tossing my cookies during the workout.

  1. 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
  2. 1 cup pineapple chunks

Calories 383, Protein 10.9g (11%), Carbs 75.6g (79%), Fats 6.2g (15%)

oatmeal pineapple

oatmeal pineapple

Workout

OMG, I can barely move.  Having the extra days off again really paid extra dividends.  strength was WAY WAY UP on everything.  More weight and more reps on virtually every exercise.  By lifting the heavier weights I felt like I beat my body up worse than any other workout.  The workout started off like normal, good warmups.  But all weights felt easy.  My supersets were going great.  The only hiccup was my pulldowns.  I went up in weight on the Nautilus pullovers and it spent me.  I also went up in weight on the pulldowns, so by the time I got there my fatigue was too great for the weight I had chosen.  (FYI I can barely type right now…. Every bit of my body feels spent!!!)

The grand finale was DEADLIFT!  I was hoping to do 405 for the slow reps, but my forearms and body were trashed by the time I got there.  I instead decided to try 365 (up about 50 pounds from last time) and it was a good move.  I nailed the reps and cadence well.  As soon as I was done, I felt tired, but ok…. but only for about 2 minutes, then I couldn’t even sit… I had to lay down on the gym floor and recover for about 10 minutes.  I have never felt such fatigue before!!!!!  Killer workout!

  1. Pec Deck Flys: 165 lbs 8 reps failure on 9th
  2. Hammer Incline Press: 2 plates per side 3 reps failure on 4th SUPERSET
  3. Nautilus Pullover: 185 lbs 6 reps failure on 7th
  4. Palms Up Pulldown: 165 lbs 5 reps failure on 6th SUPERSET
  5. DeadLift: 365 lbs 6 reps failure on 7th

I just realized we had almost two weeks off since our last workout.  TWO WEEKS OFF!!! and my strength was way up!!!  LOL, I can’t believe it.  I don’t know if I should have less than two weeks off in between workouts.

Whey Protein Smoothie POST WORKOUT

  1. 2 cups pineapple juice
  2. 2 cups frozen fruit blend
  3. 2 scoops www.buybulkwhey.com
  4. 1 scoop creatine monohydrate

Calories 632, Protein 49g (31%), Carbs 100g (63%), Fats 4g (6%)

strawberries, pineapple, peach, mango, whey protein and creatine

Lunch

Man, I am absolutely crushed after the workout today!!!  I can barely move.  I am hungry but can’t seem to get off the ground LOL.  I feel just spent!!!  I am glad it’s Sunday and I don’t really have too much to do.   I am craving some hamburgers… I know, I know… fat is too high, but I want to celebrate a little after that unbelievable workokut.

  1. 3 hamburgers with pickles and mustard on whole wheat bread

Calories 1466, Protein 80g (22%), Carbs 104g (28%), Fats 79g (48%)

hamburgers on wheat bread

hamburgers on wheat bread

Pre Dinner snack

Man I was starving!!!!! so I polished off an orange and one of those Costco Giant muffins.  Poppy seed.  Fat’s high I know but I am just craving stuff right now!!!  side effect of an extremely HEAVY DUTY workout.

Calories 776, Protein 11.7g (6%), Carbs 100.7g (52%), Fats 38.2g (44%)

Dinner

Had dinner tonight over at the Out Laws (In Laws LOL) House tonight and I forgot to get a pick.  Also I am not sure of calories.  It was a very clean meal, mashed potatoes plain, chicken breast, asparagus.  So I felt like my calories were under 1000.  But I am not totally sure.

Total Calories

I don’t have a great count because of the dinner, but I am sure the fat was a little high, and I am sure I ate plenty today!

Summary

Man, the workout was a killer.  I was feeling soreness throughout my chest, lower back, hams, quads by the end of the night. I just felt exhausted the rest of the day and night.  I will film a VLOG for the workout tomorrow as I am just toooo spent tonight.

Now this is our last workout for the Boise Experiment so this is technically the last BLOG for this series.  I will post a couple more follow up pages in about a week or two and shows results, stats, pics etc.  I will also post a page on what I learned from the whole experience.