As has been mentioned, I'm thinking that I'm going to take a beginners Yoga class. It counts as a credit, it's free, there will be hot girls in it. I see no cons.
As far as today goes, it was great. I really stretched some areas that I'm not used to stretching. I'm relaxed as ever right now, I really don't want to start packing. The only position I remember by name was the "Down Dog" and all it's variations. I remember it because the instructor got in that position and I had to say it ten times in my head so that my chub would go away. It was a little harder for me than my mom, and while shes done it for a couple years now, I think a lot had to do with the movements being the opposite of what I'm used to. For instance, internally rotating when I'm used to externally rotating and vice versa.
My only complaint is that I might be sore tomorrow, which could negatively affect my DE Squat/Deadlift tomorrow. Other than that, I loved every minute of it.
The first couple of times it might have a negative effect on the weight training, but once you get used to the movements, it shouldn't be a detriment.
My legs and lats are real sore right now, but its a good soreness. It might hinder this mornings workout but I want to keep the volume down as is so I can get on the road, so I'm content at the moment.
So it's been a busy but good first week. Room is all set-up, classes are starting to hit me, and I'm back on the Westside. You know me, I didn't take last week off, I just worked out daily (Push-Pull-Legs-Push-Pull) and hit each muscle group hard.
My diet has been improving. When I got up here Thursday, it was impossible to do anything but order out because we had no gas (Yes, that means cold showers and everything) but since that problem was fixed, I've been eating extremely healthy. Ground Sirloin, chicken, eggs means I'm back to my normal intake.
I'll be lifting on a Sunday-Monday-Wednesday-Thursday program because that's what seems to work best for my schedule.
I'm a better lifter and a healthier person when I frequent this board, it's good to be back.
It's good to see you're back to your old thing again!
Last week was fine. I'm not going to be mad about that. Getting situated in my classes, finding out what works best for my class schedule, etc. was priority number one, working out of any kind was a blessing though.
Squats: 185x3, 205x3, 225x3, 245x3, 265x3, 285x3, 305x3, 325x2, 345x1.
Rack Deadlifts: 350x5x5.
Hammer Strength Single Arm Rows: 212x8, 262x7, 312x6, 262x6, 212x8.
Leg Extensions: 207x8, 257x8, 307x6, 257x7, 207x8.
Face Pulls: 75x8, 75x8, 75x8.
A personal record setting performance today, which is always nice when you're getting back in the fold.
Remember that thread about how I thought the weight was heavier at the gym I worked out at in the summer compared to the one here at school?
Well yea, 315 was a breeze. Not sure how to determine if it's just placebo or not, but I'm going to roll with the fact that I hit 345 for a single.
Rack deads were tough as hell. I've been using different straps since my other pair broke and it's hindered my heavy deadlifts.
Working out since I've been back is one of those things where on days that I'm not in the gym, I'm wanting to be in there big time. It will be nice to have a day midweek that I can do my homework, it just sucks that today is that day.