Monday, May 1, 2017

PPL: Leg Day: setting up

Mon, 1 May 17

I'm tapering off the diet and starting to ramp up the PPL program.  I took a look at the program, then gave it a shot with perceived numbers.  Way off lol.

Squats: 135x10, 225x5, 315x3x5 - plan was 5x5 with rest/pause on the last set.  It was way beyond my current level of endurance, keeping the rests short.

SLDL: 135x8, 225x3x5 - plan was 225x3x12 but wow, that's a lot of work.

Leg Extensions: 70x15, 90x15, 110x3x15 - I initially thought I'd be able to do these with a weight of 190 or so, but no way.  By the time I got to the work sets my quads were so pumped up and burning that I almost had to pound and massage them before the next set.

I will work my way up to the required sets over the next little bit.  The combination of shorter rest intervals and a faster tempo make for a taxing workout.  I will have to build my endurance up over the next few weeks to accomodate this.  I expect it will get easier as I return my calories to a more normal level.  I'm only running about 1500-1800 cals, so it's very tough to do an endurance type workout vs the heavy lifting burst of energy type.

The payout is in the look though, and I've been taking progress pics - we'll see where I'm at in a month.

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