Deload Week is Over

Last week was my deload week. In other words, the weight and frequency dropped a fair amount to allow my body to rest and fully recover. To be completely honest, I have never heard of such a week before I started my program, but it was fantastic.

Of course, it was a little weird not really pushing myself in the gym, but my energy and passion to get stronger have recovered greatly. Yesterday, I started a new week of strength training, and it was awesome. While being hard, I noticed myself more eager to get through the movements and just in a happier mood.

I did some searching and I guess several people particularly dislike deload week, and I get it. It’s a week of rest and it almost feels like you are cheating on your fitness goals. However, I now think it is an essential part to have not just for the physical aspects, but for the mental as well.

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First Week of April 2019

I can’t recall how many weeks I’ve been at this specific program now, but it’s been fun and painful. It’s something alright, realizing that you are going to be late if you don’t run but trying to run with sore legs.

In terms of major movements that I care about in terms of weight, I am getting about:

  • squats: 185lb
  • Bench: 155lb
  • Deadlift: 205lb

To feed my fragile ego when it comes to exercise and fitness, I want to say these are not one rep maxes. haha.

 

What Do I Do for Fun?

I remember a year ago, I was concerned about many things. Some of which I still am, and some of which just seem silly now. One question I had before starting school was whether I would actually find myself with time to do things not related to school. I wondered this because I am a person with many interests. A wannabe renaissance man if you will, because I am not good at many of my interests.

This worry stems from all the people you hear about from various forums and sources that describe as school being hard and not finding a lot of time to do things. I’m going to be a 100% honest, that is a load of poo. Yes, I still say poo, because I find the word funny. I know. I know. I’m five. I guess people who have tougher experiences will be more vocal about it, but I have seen with myself and many of my colleagues that time can be made.

I say all this because like I said with my previous post, I wanna talk more than just medicine or science. While I still plan to talk about the two, I would also like to express my excitement for various activities I partake that are not related to academics or clinical. All in all, I guess this is a continuation of my last post. Basically, I’m realizing that it would be fun and encouraging to also write about other aspects of my life that I enjoy. 

For example, I enjoy weightlifting and music. Interestingly, I don’t consider myself good at either of those haha. However, I do think I’m going to start posting content on those two things and more because it would provide a nice break from all the learning. That’s basically what I wanted to say. I know what a roundabout way of saying that. I guess I went a bit wordy but can you blame me? It is a blog after all, haha.

I got this: Muscle Box

I got this: Muscle Box

Before we begin, I just want to say that I am not sponsored at all by this company. I’m just a fan sharing the cool things I bought.

One of my hobbies is weightlifting. Something about lifting heavy stuff only to be able to lift more heavy stuff really makes me happy. Anyway, Because of this hobby of mine, I thought it would be neat to start a box subscription. Truth be told, I’ve been wanting to start one for a while, but there really was not one in which I would probably enjoy the contents of each month, or one that was not above $50. Anyway, this subscription box, is called Muscle Box. Sounds so “Bro-sciency” in my opinion. However, the contents are pretty nice.

This month, the box had:20181115_233113

  • Shirt
  • 2 meat sticks
  • Water bottle
  • Protein chips
  • Workout

This seems to be the trend of the box where it would contain clothing, protein, something to have in the gym, and a workout routine. All of these things are definitely usable and not really fad-like or for just one particular type of person which is why I like this subscription.