Author: <span class="vcard">bashfoal</span>

Lift Planning Week 003

Going to optimistically assume I get to the gym four days this coming week, even though it hasn’t been working out so great lately. This is going to have a lot less variety than the first time I did this, as I’m starting to settle into what I want to do for each focus that…


Progress Week 002

Mass Mass measurements are weekly averages, in kilograms. Total Start: 100.7 001: 99.1 (-1.8) 002: 98.0 (-1.1) Fat Start: 33.8 [34%] 001: 32.6 [33%] (-1.2) 002: 30.3 [31%] (-2.3) Lean Start: 66.9 001: 66.3 (-0.6) 002: 67.7 (+1.4) Mass Goals Week 002 was a tiny mindfuck and I don’t really want to project what my…


Cut Week 002

August 18-24, 2019 Changes Total: -1.1kg Fat:   -2.3kg Lean:  +1.4kg Summary While I had grandiose ideas about changing things toward a sustainable long-term approach, what I actually did was repeat last week’s fuck-ups even harder for way better results. Daily Targets for Week 003 Calories: 2774 Protein: 100g Fat: 90g CHO: 391g CALORIES 2995kcal/day…


Workout 004: Press, Squat

August 23, 2019 (Friday) Duration: 65 min total – 3:36/set HRV app, finally, said to proceed as planned. I proceeded with my plan and added just a little bit at the end to make up for some lost time. Workout 003: Heavy Press, Medium Squat Format Exercise Pounds x Reps @ Reps in Reserve; +…


Workout 003.5: Kettlebell Stopgap

August 22, 2019 (Thursday) Duration: completely forgot to time it While Hiking Friend (HF) went to pick up her own form of healing salve, I spent some time using a kettlebell I found in her living room to try to de-rust my languishing body, priming it for a delicious Dominos feast that had just been…


Workout 003: Press, DL

August 19, 2019 (Monday) Duration: 52 min total – 2:53/set HRV app told me to limit intensity today and I didn’t listen. The simplest approach would have been to do chin-ups instead of deadlifts, but the platform was open and I wanted to have some kind of precedent for deadlift performance going into future workouts,…


Lift Planning Week 002

I’m usually pretty hesitant about declaring what I’d do in a perfect world given where I actually live, but if I don’t have something to reach toward I’ll be tempted to act as though everything went according to plan. Four Loaded I’m going to lay out four workouts in the optimistic assumption that I’ll get…


Progress Week 001

Mass Mass measurements are weekly averages, in kilograms. Total Start: 100.7 001: 99.1 (-1.8) Fat Start: 33.8 [34%] 001: 32.6 [33%] (-1.2) Lean Start: 66.9 001: 66.3 (-0.6) Mass Goals I don’t know what to expect in terms of the composition of my loss. I only have one week of data to suggest a 2:1…


Cut Week 001

August 11-17, 2019 Changes: Total: -1.8kg Fat:   -1.2kg Lean:  -0.6kg Summary Though it seems nice to exceed my target of 1.1kg/week, it isn’t. The impact on my lifting frequency was too drastic for me to consider this a sustainable approach. Daily Targets for Week 002 Calories: 2995 Protein: 100g Fat: 90g CHO: 446g Calories…


2020 Cut

I weighed myself every morning for a week. My scale estimates body fat content as well. I don’t put faith in the accuracy of fat estimation through any method, but it’s a consistent imprecision so I work with it. I averaged the results to arrive at my starting point: 98.9kg total mass 30.8kg fat mass…