I went from 204.6lbs last Sunday morning to 201.6lbs this weekend Sunday morning. Sunday the 27th I was 207lbs. So I seem to be dropping a bit over the past 3 weeks despite no real change in diet (actually moved up a bit in calorie intake). I have had a little bit more cardio from work the past week but only this week and nothing major. I did start taking CLA and HMB 3 weeks ago but I do not see how those would lead to weight loss let alone this much given their benefits of use are not the weight loss kind of supplements. My strength and energy is till way up so no real scare in the big picture, could be water/carb flux for all I know.
Last week was a deload week being I knew I would be on the cruise all week with a small limited gym on the cruise liner. I did 4 workouts but nothing to failure, mostly bodyweight and machine based movements to get a pump and that's all. hour long workouts tops. It paid off big time cause the day we got back through yesterday I hit knew PR in my 3RM incline bench press, max db shoulder press, 3RM deadlift, and 1 rep max squats. All those lifts went up by 5-10lbs each in 4 back to back workouts! It never ceases to amaze me what the body can do when the correct rest is given to it to allow maximum adaptation and performance!
My pictures from yesterday morning are found here:
My 4 workouts I added in some advanced training techniques of which most were drop sets and rest pause sets to increase the intensity of the workouts coming off the deload. My key lift for the workout was the exception as this is still always a straight set to my rep max goal. Workouts were about 90 minutes long each but I killed it start to end. I even went adding in some Vitargo to my intra workout drink of glutamine, creatine, beta alanine and bcaa's. I take 1 scoop or 35g Vitargo during my workout from rep 1 to the very last rep. I consume about 32oz of water during my workout to keep hydrated and try my darndest to stave off any catabolic effects of long hard workouts like these and to try and minimize the crippling DOMS that can follow for days after.
I had to go ahead and make sure I got a shot og my Sunday splurge supper in here to so take a look and drool away! Slaters 50/50 PB&J Burger (2/3 pound) and Truluck's famous colossal carrot cake. This was purely divine let me say that! I had this after last night killer leg workout and so I was like a crazed bear awakening from hibernation ready to demolish the next thing to hit my lips.
Thats all for now folks. Stay tuned for more next week as week 32 rolls in.