Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Day 272 of 365 - Yoga

Yoga this evening went alright. We had the sub teacher from Sunday's class. I do not know if she keeps the room hotter or her sequence is just harder, but I gassed out again. After class, I had so little left in me, I actually stopped some place for a drink. I never do that. My normal teacher is back on Thursday. I am looking forward to it.

I worked out my upcoming lifting cycle over the weekend, based on the 2nd edition of 5/3/1. I'll resume the weights tomorrow. I made 3 changes that I think will let me get more out of my next few cycles of the program:

1. My new plan is to yoga 3 days a week and lift the other 4 days a week. I will take rest days when I just cannot make it into the gym. I expect 4-5 rest days a month.

2. I have my assistance lifts programmed based on percentages now. This included reducing the volume and intensity. I think it will lead to more consistent assistance work and better performance on the main exercises.

3. I added calculated 1, 5 and 8 rep maxes for each exercise to my print out. This will help me on setting rep goals for my all out sets.

My first 6 cycles of 5/3/1 added 15lbs to my front squat, 20lbs to my bench, 5lbs to my deadlift and 5lbs to my overhead press. These are small increments. I am happy with them, but I think I can do a little better moving forward, especially on my deadlift and overhead press.