JCH Progress Log

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  1. JCH

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    Tuesday 8/1/19
    85.8kg

    Program: PTW True Novice (Week 3)
    Time: 5:30pm

    Barbell Squat
    6 x 85kg (RPE 8)
    6 x 85kg (RPE 8)
    6 x 85kg (RPE 8.5)

    Bench Press
    6 x 70kg (RPE 9)
    6 x 70kg (RPE 9.5)
    6 x 70kg (RPE 10)
    4 x 70kg (RPE 10)
    4 x 70kg (RPE 10)

    Deadlift
    6 x 95kg (RPE 6.5)


    Diet:
    Protein 232g
    Carbs 219
    Fats 77g
    Calories 2,504


    Gym was absolutely packed this afternoon, making it somewhat difficult to progress through the workout.
    Squats didn't feel strong, but I comfortably achieved 6 reps on all working sets.
    I didn't achieve all reps on bench press, but achieved >3 reps. So the weight will continue to go up next workout, but only by 1kg.
    Deadlift was comfortable again, but definitely need to work on my mobility.
     
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    I tell you what, I don't know what it is but sometimes I go through a stage (can last a day or two) where I think, "nah, all this worrying about training and eating on point takes up too much time" and almost fall completely off the bandwagon... It doesn't help that my job is very time demanding and I spend most of my day in various boardrooms, so I really need to work hard to get my meals in during business hours. I need to restrict myself from drinking too much coffee, eating whatever food is supplied etc. You know what they say about the path of least resistance.....
    Anyway, I am staying strong and hopefully once I start seeing results it will drive my motivation. I'm sure I'll be fine once it all becomes habitual again... Years ago everything would operate like clockwork, it was all just a fundamental part of my day. Now with my work and other commitments it's a bit harder.
    Just thought I'd have a little vent while I stuff down this boring as feck chicken and rice before I walk into my 3pm!
     
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    Wednesday 10/1/19
    84.6kg

    Program: PTW True Novice (Week 3)
    Time: 5:30pm

    Barbell Squat
    6 x 90kg (RPE 7)
    6 x 90kg (RPE 8)
    6 x 90kg (RPE 8)

    Bench Press
    6 x 71kg (RPE 9)
    5 x 71kg (RPE 9)
    4 x 71kg (RPE 9)
    4 x 71kg (RPE 9.5)
    4 x 71kg (RPE 9.5)

    Deadlift
    6 x 100kg (RPE 7)


    Diet:
    Protein 251g
    Carbs 241g
    Fats 80g
    Calories 2,688
     
  5. JCH

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    Considering a small adjustment to the frequency I am training these compound lifts... I am starting to feel the effect of a calorie deficit on my training. I feel better if I get in a few more calories but then that is defeating the purpose of me trying to shift fat...
    I trained yesterday feeling quite lethargic and that is only going to accumulate as the intensity increases.
    Looking at a few options. Will still be squatting, benching and deadlifting, but will likely split across 2 sessions rather than all in 1. Will reduce frequency, but up the volume slightly and see how that goes.

    Really, as long as my BW continues to drop 0.5-1.0kg/week and my strength goes up, then I will know not only that I am still in a "beginner" phase, but also that my training and nutrition is sufficient.

    I've dropped about 2kg in 3 weeks. Next weekend I will go for another body scan and see what (if any) composition changes have been made.
     
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    All I can say is keep it up man, if you do you will be glad you did, looks like your strength is already improving rapidly.

    Since I started my log there has been a pretty steady stream of blokes that start logs and then stop after a week or two, maybe they are still training but my guess is they aren't.

    I am in a slightly different position as I don't work full time so I have more time on my hands but I do have my own struggles...anyway the point I am trying to make is that it obviously is a serious challenge to maintain a good training routine while dealing with work and life in general particularly if you have a family.

    Anyway mate I guess what I am trying to say is I hope you do stick with it.
     
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    Thanks mate. I'm making it work so far but I have never had much patience. I'm taking the approach of going one day at a time. I know consistency is the key.
    Appreciate the advice, and don't worry I plan on sticking around!
     
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    Friday 11/1/19
    Weight: 84.6kg

    Rest day today.

    Diet was pretty good.

    Meal 1: Scrambled eggs, rye bread, small latte
    Meal 2: Korean beef mince, basmati rice, broccoli
    Meal 3: Chicken breast, basmati rice, broccoli
    Snack: 100g mild twiggy sticks
    Meal 4: Italian Pesto Beef Toss w/ Ciabatta Croutons

    Protein: 193g
    Carbs: 137g
    Fats: 100g
    Cals: 2,220

    The wife has starter ordering the Hello Fresh boxes and tonight was the first one. I must say it tasted amazing but will need to be careful as some of the meals could blow out my daily calories. Every other meal I am in complete control of, dinner is the only tripping point really.
     

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