177.5 – That Was Unexpected

3 pounds lighter? hrmm..

So now I’m at a crossroads. I’ve gone almost 6 weeks on the same (fairly) strict diet and it worked great. But, now I feel like I’m losing a bit too much. Do I just stick it out until the end and be ok with the 170’s, or pack on an extra meal somewhere to keep my weight up?

I plan on doing a size routine after this, so it might be better to gain the weight back on that program. Decisions……

Anyway, today was leg day, so hooray for that.

Week 6, Day 2: Shoulders, Legs, Calves

Bench Step Ups with Knee Raise

3 minutes

Barbell Shoulder Press

5×75    5×115   14×80
5×75    5×115
5×115  6×115

1 minute Cardio Acceleration: Bench Step Ups

Dumbbell Shoulder Press

5×60   15×40

Ouch. Actually had to drop the weight here. Still felt good at 50, but how the hell did I get 8 reps at 60 last week? Must’ve been those Wheaties I ate.

1 minute Cardio Acceleration: Kettlebell Swing

Standing Dumbbell Upright Row

5×60   13×40

1 minute Cardio Acceleration: Sprint


5×150   10×150
5×150   15×105

1 minute Cardio Acceleration: Battling Ropes… are apparently not at the gym anymore. I looked everywhere with no luck. So Crunches took over. 15 crunches in between each set.


5×250  11×175

1 minute Cardio Acceleration: Sprint

Leg Press

5×210   14×150

1 minute Cardio Acceleration: Mountain Climbers

Standing Calf Raises

5×190   15×135

1 minute Cardio Acceleration: Rocket Jump

Seated Calf Raises


Kinda rushed this to catch a bus on my transfer. I didn’t do the deload until failure, but I wasn’t only doing 5 reps on the first 2 sets either, so I think it all evens out.

1 minute Cardio Acceleration: Step Ups with Knee Raise


After six weeks, I can say with certainty that this is my least favourite day. I wish the deadlifts were on back day, because I love those, but I got bored of the rest of this pretty quick.

But that’s commitment, I guess. Sticking with the things you don’t like because it’s surrounded by so much other good stuff.


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