Sweet Potatoes & Squats

Today was the first day of my new programming cycle — all went well! I was very nervous about my lifts going in, but it couldn’t have gone better really. Super happy with how 210 felt for triples. Feeling amped for the next 10 weeks.

1/2 a chicken and design work Mmmmm. Lunch of champions!

I am feeling a little bloated from eating so much damn food for the past three days, but I didn’t miss any lifts, so I guess that’s a good thing 😉

Breakfast/Pre-Lifting: 3 eggs. 1/2 cup sweet potatoes. 1 cup sautee’d kale. Olive oil.

Week 1 – Squats


Warm up


I took the first set at 205 instead of 210 to get my head in the game… I was feeling chicken. Anyway, it was perfectly fine, so so I had no problem going up to the planned weight afterward.

Barbell Lunges:

45#x15 each leg
65#x8 each leg
65#x8 each leg

Pause Squats:
135#(5 second pause) x5

Post-Lifting: 100g chicken breast. 1/2 cup sweet potatoes. 1 apple. Coffee

Lunch: 1/2 a chicken. 1/2 cup sweet potatoes.

Snack: 1 apple

Dinner: Mofongo — Mashed green plantains (1 large) with garlic. Topped with stewed chicken (200g)  in spiced tomato sauce. REALLY GOOD. I will post a recipe for this sometime when I don’t eat it before taking a photo 😉


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