21-15-9 reps for time of:
Box jumps 20"
Push press 60#
My time: 11:14.
Back squat 5X5 at 115#
5 rounds for time of:
5 deadlifts 135#
20 wallballs 10#, 10' target
My time: 10:19.
Neither of those workouts were anywhere near Rxd, but I'm not going to write the Rxd weights in parentheses anymore. It just makes me feel bad. I'm sick of being so far behind the good people, but I'm not going to get better trying and failing at weights that are too heavy for me.
The cortisol story
I'm struggling with a bunch of stuff lately.
- Difficulty sleeping
- Craving carbohydrates and specifically sugar
- Drinking more and more coffee
- Overtraining and putting lots of pressure on myself
- Work stress
- Other life stress
- Feeling socially isolated
So here's The Plan:
- Get 8.5 hours of sleep each night. That means going to bed at 9:30.
- No caffeine after noon.
- Cut way down on my carbs and cut out all sugar (honey, agave, maple syrup) and dried fruit
- Cut my training from 5 to 4 days a week
- Put less pressure on myself with regards to training
- Figure out some better ways to deal with my stress
- Take a vacation (that's planned for a month from now, thank god)
- Figure out a way to socialize more
I don't know if anyone's reading or anyone cares, but I wanted to share this because maybe someone else is going through the same thing and it will help to read about my experience. This has been very difficult and I'm trying to stay positive and take a sensible, scientific approach to fixing it. I'll try to keep sharing, but if it feels too personal, I may pull back and just keep things light on the blog for a while. Will play it by ear. But feel free to comment if you have any insights or experience with issues like this.
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