Today marked the first time that I almost forgot to take one of my scheduled meals at work! I was already thinking of popping my meal into the microwave when a customer asked for some help with an issue he was trying to solve. As I enjoy solving problems (the geek lives on within me!), I got so engrossed in trying to find a solution that I forgot about the time, and ended up eating my meal more than 30 minutes late! Oh well, I just tried to compress the timing of my remaining meals so that I didn’t end up eating again less than 2 hours later. Nutrition was generally good, save for the timing of that second meal.
In the evening, it was back to the gym for squats, bench presses, hang cleans, and pushups using the StrongLifts 5X5 program. I added 2.5 kg each on squats (for 72.5 kg) and hang cleans (for 40 kg), while adding 5 kg to the bench press (for 50 kg). No problem with the squats going as low as I can (though not without effort). For bench presses, I might do one more 5kg increment before I slow down to 2.5 kg increment per workout. My concern is on the hang clean, where I feel I might repeat the 40 kg next time in order to get the catch right. I hit my collarbone a few times during the catch, and I want to get the positioning right while the weight is not heavy yet. Finally for pushups, I was able to increase the 3-set total by 3 reps (for 101 reps), but didn’t set a 1-set record, darn! I think the bench presses within the same day affects my pushup max-rep effort.
Eat clean, train hard, and expect success!