Big Day today, It is the start of the USAPL Powerlifting National Championships. The ladies will be lifting today. Katia has told me she starts at 9:00 AM sharp. As I said yesterday good luck to all my friends who are lifting in this event. One of the competitors is Rick Cancelino, he is one of a few guys who actually body builds and crosses over to power lifting. It really is two different disciplines. He is the only guy I know personally that does perform and perform well in both. Good luck to you Rick. I will be watching my friends and rooting them on from home. Next year I hope to be with them. Here is the link to the live stream USAPL
Yesterday I work back and shoulders paying special attention to the lower and middle trapezius muscles. They seem to be weak compared to my chest and shoulders. As I strengthen them the impingement in my shoulder should ease up and that will help my bicep tendonitis. I am glad I now know what is causing the tendonitis. It will take some time to even things out but I am determined to accomplish this goal. Tomorrow I plan on hitting my arms as hard as they will take it. Triceps will be hit pretty heavy then biceps and forearms. I will have to see how much the biceps will take. I still have to be careful. With the cable machine I will be able to really hit the triceps. Sunday assuming my triceps feel rested I am going to do another mock meet.
As many of you are aware I do live a low carb lifestyle. In doing so when I eat my complex carbohydrates I time them around my workouts. I enjoy a baked potato and a yam around my workouts. I will sometimes have a baked potato an hour before my workout and a yam with in the first half an hour after my workout. My thought on this is I will burn those carbs during my workout and since I have the yam along with my protein after my workout my metabolism is so cranked up that those get burned as well. They will also help fuel muscle repair. When I was very over weight I chose to watch my carbs very tightly and didn’t allow myself the potatoes. Now that I have met my goal body fat % I do have the potatoes as part of my diet. When you do the math compared to the average American I am still eating a low carb diet.
Have a great workout!
Schedule your workout during quiet hours – Don’t put exercise time in a place where it will easily be pushed aside by something more important. Right after work or first thing in the morning are often good places to put it. Lunch-hour workouts might be too easy to skip if work demands start mounting.