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Leg day.  That ultimate day of trial and tribulation.  That day where you know you’ll feel amazing for doing it, but you also know you’ll feel like you were run over by a train for a few days after doing it.  That day where getting on and off the toilet is something you actually have to debate about: “Do I really need to go that bad? Can I hold it for 2 more days?”  That day where a baby giraffe and yourself finally have something in common other than those damn spots on your back.

I did make a slight change to my workout.  But after doing it, I may switch it back.  I am doing a modified HIIT 100s program as I mentioned before where I do 10 sets of 10 reps in my main lifts.  However, I know that squats can be insanely difficult in that volume after trying them the first week, so I decided to alter it a little and start at 5 reps of the heavier weights and move to 10 reps at the lighter weights.  While I was able to do it and still feel it was a great workout, I don’t think it pushed me quite enough.  I will either have to go back to the 10×10 or increase the weight at the lower reps.  That’ll be a decision I make next week.

At the end of it all I did 15 minutes on the treadmill at an incline.  I probably could have upped the incline, but I decided to keep my low expectations and not try to overdo it.  I will eventually increase all of the difficulty and I’d rather do it over time than hurt myself or burn out early.

After all that, I worked, had a few meetings, made sure I got my steps in whenever I could and had a pretty good day.  I didn’t get all the coffee I wanted because I was so busy, but that’s probably a good thing (even though I switched to decaf).  I ate plenty, had a great workout and an all-around great day.

However, I found out tomorrow I am going to dinner with the leadership team in my organization including the senior VP.  Luckily, I save all my calories for dinner with my intermittent fasting.  It will just be tough to know exactly what I am eating since I am going to a non-chain restaurant.  Oh well, I will do my best!

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Info for the day:

Exercise Reps Volume/Time
Squats – – 5/6/7/7/8/8/9/9/10/10 (79 total reps) 13,380 pounds
Leg Press – – 3 x Til Failure 10,200‬ pounds
Leg Curls – – 3 x Til Failure 3,500 pounds
Calf Press – – 3 x Til Failure 16,500‬‬ pounds
Shoulder Press** – – 10×10 (100 total reps) 3,500 pounds
Reverse Bench Fly** – – 3 x Til Failure 660 pounds
Shrugs** – – 3 x Til Failure 1,890‬ pounds
Run/walk – – 0.75 miles @ 4% incline 15:00
Other Goals Notes
Eating/Tracking – – Completely accurate, stayed well within my calories
Steps – – 16,312
250+ Steps Per Hour – – 14 out of 14, on a roll! – will be broken tomorrow
Sobriety – – 15 days
No soda – – No problem

**Denotes weight is shown in per-hand weight (2 dumbbells/cables used)

3 thoughts on “Week 2 – Day 3: Leg Day

    1. Yep! I walked after running, then I ran today and it was A.W.F.U.L! I look at stairs like they are a stairway to hell right now!

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