Day 35 of 84
Metabolic Surge: Round 3, Phase 3, Day 4
Good day, fellow Shredders! Hope your weekends are going well.
I had a new challenge today at the gym this morning, Triple Drop Set Training. I had to get a weight, perform an exercise with it for 8 reps, change to a 20% lighter weight and then without pause, do as many reps as I can, lower the weight another 20%, then immediately finish with as many reps as possible again. That was one set! I had to do 2 to 3 sets for every body part. Whew! This really challenged my muscular endurance.
I was able to choose more or less appropriate weights for all the exercises, except for the chest, where I overestimated how much I could handle by the 2nd and 3rd sets. Simply put, I wasn’t able to complete 8 reps at the start of the 2nd and 3rd sets. It’s either I picked too heavy a starting weight, or my muscles fatigued earlier than I expected. Either way, i just tried to get as many reps as I could, and made a note in my training journal. While doing leg presses, I almost got cramps again, but this time, I felt it with my quads. Good thing I was able to stop the cramp before it got worse. I was drinking more water this time than I was before.
In the evening I went for my HIIT run using Maximal Intervals (a bit of a challenge given that my legs were still tired from the morning training), then proceeded to do my core training. I have stuck to Level 1 training for three weeks now, and I feel I can proceed safely to level 2 by tomorrow.
I realized I have not heard anything about Brian since he got into his accident. I hope he is recovering well. I just said a prayer for him when I went to morning mass.
As always, keep focused on your goals!