Tuesday, August 9, 2011

far and beyond

Actual gym conversation:

Gymguy: "Wow, you're pretty jacked, do you eat Paleo?"
Me: "Thanks man, no actually i...just eat food."
Gymguy: "Hmm...how exactly does that work?"

So, when i train, even when it's a little deload like today, i tend to zone out a bit, so i wasn't really paying attention. At this point, i had to look up at the dude and assess a bit, to see if he was joking or not. Nope, he was standing there, eagerly awaiting my response. Anyway, the moment passed and i described my current eating schedule to him. He seemed a little confused that you could lose fat, gain muscle and strength, and still eat some shit every now and then. Ah well, moral of the story is don't be a dick all the time, sometimes people really are curious:

  • Box Squat: 3x5 145
  • Press: 4x10 75
  • TBar Row: 4x8 45

Two days in and still not sleeping great. Going to stay on the deload tho, it does feel pretty nice. Still not convinced i'm going to come off of it and pull PRs or even be where i was a week ago, but we'll see. After reading The Vault i'm beginning to be more and more convinced i may not need deloads, not that i'm some awesome program designer or anything, but just maybe i've figured out what works for me.