Thursday, July 12, 2007

Extra Rest

Yesterday was a rough one.  The project for work had me up until 1:30am Tuesday night, then I still woke up at my normal 6am on Wednesday morning.  I couldn't fall back asleep, I was sore from lifting, and I had to be at work early for a client demo anyway, so I decided to run on 4.5 hours of sleep.  By the time 5pm rolled around, I was goofy from sleep deprivation.  I went home, ate dinner, took a hot bath, and crashed by 8pm.

This morning, after 10 hours of sleep last night, I am feeling much better.  I need to write Wednesday off as a lost day.  I am going to push my lower workout back a day, using today as my mid-week rest.  I've already stretched, and I will likely do so again tonight.  My plan is to leave work on time today, eat a good dinner, and go for a walk with my wife.  Friday morning I'll hit the lower workout, then Saturday it's an upper workout and my grip together.

Bodyweight hit 202 this morning.  I am very close to my target for the grip contest.  It is likely that next Saturday I wlll be testing strength goals from my list at 200lbs.  Following that, I'll use the last week of July to finish my contest prep.  Then it's time for a change of routine.  I am the strongest I have ever been, the weights are beating me up, and I am becoming impatient with my stalled progress on the goals list.  Rather than fall off my peak, I will climb down and attack the goals from another angle.