I’m 70 kilos…
It’s not only sad that I lost 7 kilos of muscle mass and what not but I lost most of my strength as well.
I lost most of it in the past two months.
In the beginning of January I had some issues with my tonsils and I stopped training for a month. And at that time I did one week detox, eating only raw vegetables and fruits. For 5 days my total calorie intake was no more then 1000.
And the body had to feed itself somehow. It ate all my strength…
And at few days ago I got my tonsils cut off(which was for good). And now I can’t train for 10 days(4 more left).
Before the operation
Before that I did 3 weeks of workouts, almost every day.
And it was so bad.
The first time I trained was right after the detox period. I did a short push up session.
And wow, I did not had strength to do more then 15 push ups.
During the workout this did not scare me, I was already in state of working out and at that point I could do 3 push ups and be happy as fuck.
But the next day I had the worst muscle fever in my life. I had never experienced something like that. I couldn’t raise my arm. And if I had to change my clothes(at least 3 times a day) it was so painful.
And I know that this sounds like I’m a big pussy, but don’t get me wrong I had a lot of muscle fevers in my life and it this was nothing like before.
The next workout I did 25 push ups my first set and it declined to 15, 9 to the next sets.
I couldn’t figure why I had so much pain in my shoulders while I had normal levels of pain when I did the pulling and leg days.
Reps before starting to work out again
Now – Before
Push ups 15
One leg front lever – 7 seconds (before I could do 7 seconds full FL)
7 pull ups – 17
6 pistol squats – 16 – each leg
7 leg raises – 16
7 body weight deadlifts – 12(that was interesting to notice)
After 3 weeks of training
I’ve reached the 30 push up mark and I started doing more difficult variations.
10 pull ups
17 pistols squats(this due to doing almost 2 leg workouts a week).
11 leg raises
10 body weight deadlifts
10 seconds of one leg front lever.
Through that time I training mostly at home and I don’t have a pull up bar at my apartment and I couldn’t go workout outside because that could give me a cold and that could stop me from the tonsils operations, bla bla.
So I did a lot of pushing exercises(upper body and lower body).
I haven’t trained for few 7 days now, in theory I shouldn’t have lost a lot of strength for this period. But like I love to say “There is only one way to confirm that.”
My workout routine will be 4 workouts per week(2 upper body and 2 lower body).
Before I was focusing mostly on building strength and for that I took almost 2 minutes rests between sets so I can recover better for the next set.
Which gave me good results in terms of strength and muscle mass.
Now I will test how my body will react to more intense workouts.
My rest time will be between 45-60 secs. And I will focus to go beyond my (mental) limits more then I did before.
Mind body connection
I’ve been listing a lot about this from people such as Kai Green, CT Fletcher, Arnold about including the mind in the training.
I will stop counting the reps that I did and focus more on how my muscles are growing/expanding.
I will do a new article on that soon.
What is the purpose of this
I’m starting a journal on my webpage about the challenges that I overtake and pretty much everything I do in terms of body weight training.