Today was a fun day lifting. Squats squats and more squats 🙂 My fave!! I had a good time and am excited to be on my last CUBE cycle. I feel like I have really figured out the explosive squat day — I was literally getting air on my sets! Fun! My joints have been super achy all day though (before and after lifting)… possibly rain related?? Who knows.
~Rain rain go away, come again another day~
P.S. taking today off from weighing and measuring food — just normal logging. I went out to dinner with friends and decided to just be a normal human being tonight. It was nice! Back on the weirdo wagon tomorrow.
Plantain Protein Pancakes – by far, the most successful protein pancakes to date!
- 1 large plantain
- 1 egg
- 3 egg whites
- 1 scoop whey
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 25 grams butter (for the pan)
CUBE Method, Cycle 2, Week 1, Explosive Squat Day
Squats: 5×2 @ 165# Super fast and fun! I loved these today 🙂
Pause Squats: 3×1 @ 185# ooof, heavy! This was a better weight from what I did last week. Much more appropriate.
Highbar Squats: 5×5 @ 155# Bleh…. achy knees and hips were getting annoying at this point.
RDLs: 3×8 @ 185# These felt fine, but my lower back is slightly sore now (15 hours later) Perhaps I lost my back on one…
Weighted Decline Bench Sit Ups: 3×15 @ 40# Almost ready to start doing these with a barbell! Kidding, that would be totally insane 😉
- Sauna Protein — 2 scoops whey
- 3 egg omelet
- 1 oz ham
- 1 banana
- Assorted Sushi rolls
- 4 pieces California roll
- 2 small salmon roll pieces
- 2 small tuna roll pieces
- 3 pieces salmon/avocado roll
- 2 cups cubed watermelon
- 6 oysters w/ horseradish
- 1 piece cornbread
- 1 bowl jambalaya
- 2 bowls of icecream – this was a social alternative to drinking beer with friends. Not the healthiest thing ever… but you choose your battles. And today I chose to give into one urge to help subside another. It worked.