Mood: Feeling good?
Hitting macros during Thanksgiving like a damn champ. At least, I thought I was. But here’s where the failure comes in.
I thought my Squat needed some correcting because to be honest, my form was shit and I am not hitting that depth like I wanted. So I decided to open up my hips with 3 sets of 30s of Goblet Squats.
Here’s the workout:
- Goblet DB Squats 3x30s 50#
- High Back Squat 45#x10
- High Back Squat 135#x5
- High Back Squat 225#x3
- High Back Squat 250# 1 rep FAILED
- High Back Squat 225# 5×3
- Leg Press 275# 5×8 – Whoop-dee-doo
Results: This sucked more than anything that has ever sucked before.
Butt-Head tells no lies.
I was trying to figure out why I was failing so hard on Squats. I went back in my training logs and turns to find out I skipped three PRs from 245 to 265. So I skipped 250, 255, and 260. For what reason, I have not a clue.
So I come in thinking, “No sweat, go back down to 250, hit depth, and crank these bitches out.”
Kids, this is why you set you Pins up in a Power Rack. I went down and I did not go back up. It was pretty tragic. It marked the first time I have failed on a Squat attempt.
I deload down to 2 plates and cranked out 5×3+5 reps.
I was hella disappointed but then I figured out why…
Supplements: C4 taken 30 minutes prior to working out.
Food: 3,109cal 215c 123f 240p
Friends, this is the reason why you eat your Wheaties.
I know. Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers supplies endless carbs and protein. Apparently eating just a cup of stuffing plus some pies will not cut it. So a good part of that 218c were pies aka sugar aka flare up and burn out. So maybe 100g of that was usable energy by the time I got to training that night?
Watch your macros. Hit your carbs.