I’ve started to realise that one of the reasons I’ve made more progress fitness wise in the last few months is that I’m lifting weights even on days I feel shit, or at least a lot more than I ever have.
Although it wasn’t very often I would miss a workout a few months ago, I would skip one if I had worked hard on the farm and felt whacked, but tonight despite feeling tired and sunscorched I sucked it up and lifted some weights.
Admittedly I didn’t do a full workout, but I did the hardest part, the squats! And I added on an extra 2 sets for a total of 7 sets on the main weight. To say I was fucked by the end is an understatement! This is what I did…
Barbell squats: 2 x 5 reps @ 72.5kg, 7 x 5 reps @ 110kg.
Strangely I was a little apprehensive starting the heavy sets as the last time I squatted this weight I got a banging headache and then took a few days off training and then rejigged my routine to what it currently is. Which is why I did 7 sets instead of the normal 5, once I got to the 5th set I wanted to prove to myself that I was stronger on them then I was 2 months ago.
And so next week being the last week before a full week off, I’m going to add another 5kg and see what happens. Fingers crossed I’m strong enough to do them, which I think I am and it would be an awesome end to this new routine cycle.
I’ve got to really be bang on with my sleep and nutrition from this Saturday for the next 9 days as all the weights across all of my workouts are now at levels I’ve never done before for 5 reps, so I’ve got to give myself the best possible chance of recovering properly from a days work on the farm and also from each workout.
I’ve no doubt I will not have any issues sleeping, like I normally don’t really, but I need to make sure I get 7.5hrs sleep every night, especially at the weekends, which have always been my crux.
Because I work hard during the week on the farm, then add in my workouts, all the work I do on the businesses (yep there’s two now) in the evenings, I like to make sure that I unwind at the weekend, but I just need to make sure I don’t go overboard for the next few weekends and actually get to bed at a decent hour.
Anyhoo, better get doing some business stuff before I go to bed and…. keep doing business stuff on the tablet pmsl, hey ho.
Until next time…