Day 32 of 84
Metabolic Surge: Round 3, Phase 3, Day 1
I had a good workout today. I finally was able to nail the Muscle Rounds training for legs. I focused on proper form for squats and was able to stick with the rest timings between the mini-sets (10s), as well as between each muscle round (60s). It was intense! I then proceeded to stiff-legged deadlifts and was also able to get a good workout there. At midpoint, I was almost thinking of stopping; the effort needed was too great. However, I told myself to do just one more set every time I thought of quitting (even if I added 1 or 2 seconds between mini-sets), and was able to complete the rounds!
I was feeling good, until I got to seated calf raises. I just completed my first round, then suddenly, my right calf cramped! I don’t know why that was; I was drinking water after every few mini-sets. I just had to stop, and let the pain subside. After a few minutes, I continued with my second muscle round for calves, and as soon as I finished that round, it was then my left calf’s turn to cramp! Oh well, I just took that as a signal from my body telling me to stop. I just continued with the Core Combo and then did the Flatten Your Abs exercises.
Nutrition-wise, it was a return to low-fat meals. I was good to be able to eat complex carbs again! I’m sure that was partly to explain the energy I had during my workout.
Till tomorrow, keep pushing your limits! You never know what you could accomplish by just going for one more rep, or set, or pound (or kilo).