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Once I’m sub a week away, I usually stop lifting altogether. This worked for my shortlist of meets (3 lel) but it makes me crazed, so I might just go to the gym anyway to not only weigh myself on the soon-to-be-official scale, but to maintain my sanity.
This will be the first meet I’ve ever done where I don’t attempt a “water cut” the week prior, mostly because I want to be at my strongest and it’s like a 1-hr weigh-in. For this reason I am cutting carbs back this week, because I am hovering around 148 lbs on the dot but I don’t want to retain enough water to push me out of that class. I’m not doing this meet to “win” but to PR my Wilks, but it would be nice to see how this method works for making weight when I only have a pound or so of deficit to create. Saturday I will eat a very light dinner of mostly carbs, probably pop tarts (not kidding), drink most of my water earlier in the day, and try to avoid anything besides a swash of BCAAs before weigh-in. I am excited to see what happens.
I also got protein from truenutrition that has waxy maize (40%) in it for post weigh-in fast-acting carbs and I look forward to seeing how it will make me feel. I can’t stomach much food in the morning (water is fine) so a small shake seems like it will be a nice compromise. I hope I can keep it down. I’ll probably throw a pop tart or two in during squat warm-ups, but 99% of the time I train fasted so it shouldn’t be a problem if I can’t eat because of morning nausea (no I’m not pregnant, I’ve been like this almost forever).
Can’t fucking wait. Too many days between now and Sunday.
UGHGHGHh I WANT TO COMPETE NOW PLS.
Anyways it was a bit of a yawn fest at CRCE today. Besides the perpetual old dudes that get there at like 6am, I was the first in line for opening and beelined for the only power cage in this entire facility once they started swiping cards. The weight room here is a bit of an underwhelming experience but the only thing I wanted was the cage so who cares. Overall this was a run of the mill session except there was this rando older gentlemen who thought it not at all weird or impolite to stand right next to my cage in a nearly empty gym while I was squatting to read my fucking log book. Really dude? Like… really? Oh wow numbers very lifts such progress. Fuck off.
Worked up to a couple medium hard triples with a weight nearish to my squat opener 255 lbs 2x3 (opener 115 kgs = 253 lbs), did some good mornings, lamented at the lack of decent pull-up bar, did some other random shit, and went home. I’m gonna ab wheel later. We’ll see if that actually happens.
I noticed I had a minor groin/adductor pull strain thing in my right leg earlier in the week. I squatted sub 50% Tuesday, deadlifted alright Thurs (“heavy” at a deload… felt heavy nonetheless), and wanted to see how things felt today. Not bad and didn’t feel any pain on the first set at 225 lbs; this is the easiest this weight has ever felt if I’m honest, but I’m pretty sore after the fact and worried I didn’t help it much. Ridiculously easy pain-free 225 lb x 8 with singlet, sleeves, wrist wraps, and belt. Followed up with another set of 5. Depth for days, and despite the iffy health of my leg, Jacob reported no side-favoring or anything weird.
For now it’s rehabbin’ and watchin’ football — GO BLUE! — on my couch all day (also pie making, much pie making wow) to hopefully get this healed up enough for some heavier squats in a few days. Playing it by ear. A week off pre-meet will probably take care of things completely but I have to make it there without regressing. “Heavy” squats might be just hitting my planned opener (115 kgs = 253 lbs) a small handful of times for doubles, but again… ear. T-minus 15 days out from meet morning. Here we go kids, last week of training.