Day 66 of 84
Metabolic Surge: Round 2, Phase 1, Day 5
Buenos dias, Shredders!
After a good night’s sleep following last night’s workout, I am nearly back to full power. My body clock has nearly adjusted to the time difference (2 hours ahead), so I was able to wake up with less willpower needed compared to the previous days.
After a long day at work, when we finally went live with the first component of the computer system I’m working on at the client site, I passed by the grocery store for some stuff to prepare for the no-protein day (two days from now) and the low-fat days which follow. Then it was off to the gym for me. I experimented with a more “scenic” route to the gym, which is along the river (since I moved to a riverside apartment yesterday). It passed by a marina and some luxury apartments. Unfortunately, the route was also longer (I had to go around the entire apartment complex to get to the gym), so I was more than a few minutes later than planned to the gym!
Fortunately, my planned workout today was much shorter, consisting of just Lactic Acid Training for shoulders, triceps, quads/glutes, and hamstrings. Like yesterday, it was a light-heavy combination for each body part. As the set/rep scheme since I restarted Metabolic Surge remains the same, I have to increase the resistance to force my body to adapt and grow. I was able to add significant weight on all of the exercises compared to before, so I am very satisfied! I especially enjoyed burning my quads and hamstrings, via the leg extension + squat and leg curl + stiff legged deadlift combinations. Also, compared to the previous cycle, I am able to stick with the timings (especially the rest periods) much better than before.
Today’s nutrition was still low-carb, so I focused on lots of veggies (both steamed and fresh salads), eggs (mostly whites), chicken breasts, steamed fish, and finally a beef blade steak after the workout! I have to set aside the rest of the steak for the next week though as I’ll be back to low-fat starting tomorrow.
Keep focused on your goals, eat clean, train hard, and expect success!