Thursday, November 1, 2012
But the weight gain is tough.
I was stuck at 150 pounds for weeks. Then when I changed my work outs, I started gaining weight again. But, here's the weird thing: about a week ago I was at 154 (just a pound short of my goal). I didn't eat right over Saturday and Sunday, and by Monday morning, I weighed 151 pounds.
I have to eat like a maniac all the time to maintain the weight, and frankly, I'm getting sick of it.
I'm getting to the point where eating is a chore. Sometimes I joylessly shove food in my mouth and chew, even though I'm not hungry at all. It sort of sucks.
So, I have decided to back off on the massive amounts of protein. Maybe my body just isn't built to go to 155?
Bench presses (flat and then incline)
Shoulder presses/Military presses
Bench presses (flat and incline)
The next week I do shoulders on Monday and Friday.
When I work these exercises, I do five sets:
1. Relatively light
2. Heavier weight
3. Heaviest possible
4. Heaviest possible
5. Light to exhaustion
Using this system, I've increased all my weights. So, I'm getting stronger. But, like I said, the whole weight-gain thing is exhausting. I've started running again on Tuesday and Thursday mornings - and I still do 400 abs crunches every morning before work.
Now, don't get the impression that I'm discouraged. I'm not. It's just that I think this is part of the process. I have to learn how to mold my body. Eating is absolutely 90% of it, but I've got to figure out how to eat where I get the protein I need, but where I don't feel like I want to explode all the time.