Saturday, March 7, 2009

Upper in the Basement

I did this one while watching part of the new starting strength DVD.

Warm Up - 12k Kettlebell
KB Snatches - 8/8 x 16k, 24k; 5/5 x 28k, 28k; 6/6 x 28k
Overhead Press - 8 x 20k, 30k, 30k; 5 x 85lbs, 85lbs, 85lbs; 3 x 85lbs + 2 push presses
Renegade Rows - 8/8 x 16k, 16k
Push Ups on KB's - 8 x BW, BW

I remembered a better hand placement on the snatches that should improve my performance. Presses were fine. I intend to progress the horizontal movements by moving up to 20k's on the renegade rows and raising my feet on the pushups.

On the nutrition front, I have today and tomorrow planned as high protein - my first string of two days eating this way. If it goes well, I will repeat the pattern on Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday should be my first day lifting after more than 24 hours on the high protein meal plan.

So far my only real problem is rebound eating on the high carb days. This is only to the tune of a few hundred calories and should not have significant impact on my progress. I am not sure if it is due to mental deprivation of the foods I habitually eat, or if there is a real nutritional need I am missing. I suspect it is mental and I will find stringing the high protein days together easier.

Body weight is holding just below 160.