Tuesday, April 16, 2013
HRV: 87 (-14/amber)
A. CGBP: 2,2,1 @ 30x0; rest 3min (255,265,275)
B1. Back Squat: 2x30 @ 10x0; rest 2min (195 x 25/25)
B2. Pullups: 2x35; rest 2min (unbroken)
B3. Pushups: 2x40; rest 5min (unbroken/broken)
Notes: After my workout yesterday, I was experiencing a mean headache for the rest of the day. I got a so-so night's sleep (kept hallucinating that I was coaching). HR was through the roof when I woke up and I was amber today. Deciding on what I should do about my workout, I decided to decrease today's volume but continue with the same workout (2 sets instead of 3).
I felt pretty good warming up and I was happy about my decision to workout today. CGBP felt good and I had no shoulder pain during the movements. I then got warm for the squats, pullups, and pushups by hitting each movement for 10 reps, rest a short period between each. My legs finally felt somewhat good today and I was able to push to 25 reps on the back squat each of the two sets. Prior to this workout, my legs were too trashed to get over the 20 rep mark. Pullups felt okay, and I didn't have as much hand trouble this time around, just a painful "pump" afterward in my biceps. Paused on the first set of push-ups and broke up the second set. I was in a good amount of pain after this workout (yet again) but I knew I made a good call knocking this down to 2 sets. I didn't have anything left in the tank.
Later on in the afternoon, I got a one hour restorative massage. I asked my masseuse Eve from Atlantic Grove Chiropractic to keep it gently today, and not go too deep into the tissue. I was hoping this would send me back into a more parasympathetic state. I felt good afterward with a calm demeanor.
One last thing I did today that I forgot to mention was that I cycled off the beta alanine. I think it has been giving me headaches and nausea over the past two weeks. Along with that I decided to get off creatine for a while since I have been cycling for a while now.