Hello everyone. There are less than four weeks until the Strength Quest, August 10 and training is stepping up. The harder working sets since the last blog entry include:
Thursday: Deadlifts: sets of 3 to 5 between 250-270kg.
Sunday: Log clean and Push Press, including repetitions on 120kg and 125kg. Yoke walks over approx. 10-12m, with 310kg, 350kg, 370kg.
Tuesday: Back Squats “ass to grass”, no belt, no wraps: 160kg/8 x 5 and 160kg/5 x 5 pause squats in the bottom position.
Tuesday’s session was one of the harder squatting sessions I have done. To get myself prepared, I consumed a serving of Muscle Food 101 30 minutes prior to training. I mixed Pre-Workout NO3X, BCAA recovery (Apple and Rasberry) and L-Arginine, which I sipped on throughout my workout. Immediately post-workout, I took 2 scoops of WPI Mocha flavoured (highly recommend the flavour). After this, approximately 30 minutes post-training, I mixed a serve of BCAA recovery and Recuper8, which brought my energy levels back and began the recovery process.
I cannot stress the importance of recovery techniques. If you train hard, you must also recover hard, if you want to have a long, fruitful journey in strength and fitness. My suggestions include 15-20 minutes of static stretching post-training, short walks throughout the day or in the evening, foam rollers on your legs and back, hot-cold shower techniques (no matter how cold it feels in winter), the recovery supplements Bulk Nutrients has to offer and a healthy balanced diet, rich in carbohydrates and protein. Those methods are cheap and would take no more than an hour a day in total. Other techniques such as saunas, ice baths and massage are also fantastic if you have access to them.
Train hard, train smart and catch you next time!