Well, I kinda just… didn’t post all weekend. Not really sure why. I didn’t really do much. I wasn’t really busy. I just, didn’t feel like typing, I guess.
I took the weekend off from lifting to give myself a bit of extra recovery before starting the 3rd and final week of Smolov Jr. I have to say, I am a little sad to be nearing the end of this program since I am really enjoying it and I’m not sure what I want to do next. I’ve decided that I will definitely test my lifts afterward… because… why not really? I am excited for that, but still not sure what comes after that.
Here’s the rundown on the weekend: ENJOY!
Breakfast of eggs, lunch of leftover pizza, and then home made ramen for dinner! (woah!) I was feeling ambitious in the kitchen, so I decided to make my own ramen from scratch. Turns out, I am not a natural born noodle master, BUT I can make a decent bowl of ramen for a white girl. It took literally all day and I poured my sweat blood and tears into this soup.
Home made beef broth, with onion, garlic, celery, and a giant beef bone
The noodles – which I followed this recipe for. SO HARD TO KNEED AND ROLL. I would recommend only following this recipe if you are really dedicated… also, if you have a pasta machine.
Finished product – absolutely amazing!
After getting a bunch of snow on Saturday, Jeff and I spent sunday morning skiing!! Getting better and better every time I go! Did the small blue route without falling this time. And I only fell once the whole day. BOOYA.
Up up and away!
Pretty snowy view from the drive up
My hair was totally frozen into icicles
Ugh, so much work today. I have a deadline at work so this week is going to be chaos… remember when I thought I’d be done Smolov Jr just in time to rest this week? Well, I was wrong. I am finishing it just in time for the heavy week to line up with my deadlines. Awesome. Anyway lifting was great today. Took a 10k jump on squats this week since last weeks were pretty easy, we’ll see how that pans out later this week but it felt great today. No problems at all.
- 1 slice sourdough
- 2 eggs
- maple syrup
Grilled 1/2 Banana
coffee… forever… so much coffee today
Stir fry thing
- 1 cup brown rice
- beef broth
- 1 tsp Bacon Fat
2 scoops whey
1/4 cup brown rice
Week 3 Day 1 Smolov Jr. Squat & Bench:
Squat: 6 sets of 6 @ 90Kilo(198#) Felt pretty easy. Last reps of last set were hard, but not bad.
Bench: 6 sets of 6 reps @ 40Kilo(88#) Again, pretty easy.
I anticipate the rest of this week being quite challenging. Every day will be PRs for volume (for a single set… let alone the 7,8,10 sets I will have to do). EXCITING! Pretty sure today’s squats were a PR actually, but I’m not really sure. Anyway, super happy with how things are going.
I took videos of todays lifts but my phone is a fuck-face and wont let me upload them to the computer… oh well. Squats looked really good, depth was really good, everything looked tight.
1 cup cottage cheese
1/2 of a grilled cheese sandwich (I need to go grocery shopping really bad)