29 OCT TO 4 NOV 2018 Continuation/Goldilocks block Wk 7/8 CONTINUATION MON: BJJ Lite + TGU + PP TUE: BJJ + BS WED: PP + S&S + Lite E THU: BJJ + BS FRI: BS + S&S + Lite E SAT: REST SUN: PP + Endurance MON: PP + S&S No BJJ I reckon until Thurs, lest I become the bringer of pestilence to the gym. So it's working at home, and working out at home for the next 2-3 days. AM 1) STR: Push Press 65kg x3. This felt real easy today. PM 2) S&S: 10x10 2h Swings 32kg. Not EMOM style today, just taking my time today. TUE: BS + S&S Still coughing like a dog, fwah. It could be psychological, but I think I feel a bit better. AM 1) STR: Squat 97.5kg 2x5. Again, this felt good. EV 2) S&S: 8x5 1h Swings 32kg. WED: PP + S&S + 1LDL <HRV 8.1, RHR 51.6> I am feeling MUCH better in line with the HRV/RHR stats, with no more sore throat or malaise. However, there is a lingering cough and some blocked sinuses, so BJJ is not on the cards for a couple more days. PM 1) STR: Push Press 66.4kg x3. I was lifting well within myself on this, so am quite pleased. 2) S&S: 8x6 1h Swings 32kg. Left grip was a bit dicey today as I tried it without liquid chalk (which sadly still leaves a bit of a mess). I just need to get used to the fact that I need to clean up the place after swings. On another note, I tried a scoop of C4 Original Pre-workout that I bought a couple months back but haven't cracked open. Boy, it's like having a triple espresso shot because I was definitely buzzing a little. Do I like the feeling? I am not sure, will give it a few more attempts. EV 3) STR: 1 Leg Deadlift (1LDL). Kinda Max at 66.4kg each side. I have been missing deadlifts for a while and somehow remembered somewhere in Beyond Bodybuilding that they recommended it as an alternative to the apartment dweller who doesn't want to be evicted. I tried it today and was absolutely humbled - you need full tension to get set-up and to break the bar off the floor, and I worked up to a 66.4kg max. I will put both feet back on the ground and return it slowly on the eccentric (ie. no sound!). THU: BJJ + S&S + PP <HRV 7.4, RHR 50.9> EV 1) BJJ. Loads of specific training. These are the best sessions to figure out my strengths and weaknesses. 2) S&S: 8x7 1h Swing 32kg EMOM. 3) STR: Kettlebell Push Press 32kg. Right: 1-2-3 Ladder. Left: 1-2-1-2 Ladder. FRI: BS + E I slept horribly last night as I made the mistake of an espresso at a late dinner. I seem to be getting more sensitive to caffeine as I get older, just part of life I guess. PM 1) STR: Squat. 102.5kg x 3, 105kg x 3. SAT: REST-ISH + PP <HRV 9.3, RHR 48.9> Readings are odd but I felt ok. EV 1) STR: Push Press 67.5kg x3. This was my rep max at this weight previously, so happy that it was only slightly tough. SUN: BS + Lite E <HRV 7.9, RHR 51.6> PM 1) STR: Squat 87.5kg 2x5. OTHER 2) E: no formal session but clocked 18+k steps. SUMMARY: Planned the work, worked the plan. Navigated a cold bug at the start of the week as well, as it is part of life.