Another week in the books. Sarah and I went to Cooper’s Hawk on Friday for date night followed by Mezeh for dinner. Yesterday, I played tennis for the first time this year against one of my good friends. We both entered a tennis tournament at work, so trying to get some practice in. Tonight we are having people over for a Game of Thrones watching party. Final season and the first episode in what feels like a very long time. I expect good things though.
Workouts were great last week. I decided on switching to a Push / Pull routine. This was mainly to break monotony, but also to introduce some novelty back into my workouts. I have a very simple routine each workout and I can actually knock them out pretty quick. Three moves max each day and only hitting muscles directly twice a week. This is great from a motivation standpoint and a resting standpoint. Follow this template each workout:
- Main Move (Bench Press or DB Rows) 3×6-8 reps
- Secondary Move (INC DB Press or Pulldowns) 3×10-12 reps
- Third Move (Arms) 2×12-15 reps
Diet has been consistently low carb. I have been increasing my intake of whole eggs recently and I honestly feel like it is making a difference in the gym. I usually have 2-3 before I go to the gym and did this consistently on every workout day. My goal is to continue eating 3 a day and maybe bump that up provided my strength continues to rise. I have also been increasing dietary fat in my diet as well as sodium. This has greatly helped my workouts. My weight is currently at a solid 180lbs and slowly decreasing.
One thing I forgot to mention above, which is probably the best part of switching back to a split routine is the pump. The pump is not something I have gotten recently due to my very low rep workouts. Not so with this approach. I assumed a full body workout would result in the same as I have also changed up the reps, but it feels great.
The new trailer for Star Wars Rise of Skywalker has been released. Not going to lie, it looks pretty damn good. I really hope they give the Skywalker Saga a proper sendoff my incorporating all of the movies together.