Greetings from the hill country of Texas! Finished up week 10 of Smolov Jr. bench adaptation on Friday last week. The weeks keep getting tougher and tougher.
Week 11 day 1 was my first real failure in the program. I made it through the first 3 lifts: 190×3, 220×3, 255×3 and then I was supposed to do 5 sets of 285×5. I failed on my first rep of 285, dropped to 265 and couldn’t un-rack the weight. I was physically exhausted so rather than drop the weight again I opted to exit the workout. It’s important to listen to your body and my body just said no. Mentally I just wasn’t present either. This was really the worst workout I think I’ve ever attempted and it really was just me being both mentally and physically spent. On the upside I feel much better today after getting a good 8-9 hours sleep.
I didn’t throw this week but did manage to do some drills. I was most impressed with my full rotation, it felt smooth and natural. My first track meet of the year is on March 26th so i’m really looking forward to slinging some discus and shot!
My relationship with food is continuing to deteriorate. I’ve decided to move back to a ketogenic/paleo hybrid approach and feel good again. My blood work post keto was fantastic from a type II diabetes perspective and I believe that with a little tweaking I can just move to the the keto/paleo lifestyle permanently.
I will be posting a review of a ketone supplement called KETO//OS from Pruvit. I’m excited about this product as it showed excellent preliminary results. Pruvit has agreed to supply me with a week’s worth of supplement so I can do a more comprehensive review. No they aren’t paying me anything, it’s just a passion of mine and I think their product could change the way people approach weight control.