Day 3 – Off Day
What time is it? My bones feel like lead and my muscles are stiffer than concrete. I had fallen asleep sitting upright. I lurked to my right and I clawed for my phone.
Yup… I do not think I am going to make it to the New Found Glory concert. I was so tired I fell asleep in the very spot I ate dinner. Unbelievable. Migrating to my actual bed.
I awoke from a Stephen King directed dream. Was this workout messing with my REM too? I had slept 10 hours total. That is double my standard night’s rest. Being the science minded person I am, I need to figure out what is all happening to my body.
I began this process with the usual planning I lay down before every training cycle. I identify my training split, body composition, and general meal plan. This cycle was different. What made my heart rate spike so high? Why did I sleep so much? More must be measured.
In addition to the things I mentioned previously, which I have tracked since high school, I will look at hear rate intra-workout, hear rate variability (measured each morning upon wakening), total water intake, daily bodyweight fluctuations, and mood. Definitely need to track mood. I am normally just enthusiastic about everything. Yesterday painted a much moodier and darker picture.
Morning regen session: 15 minutes of cardio in zone 3 and PRI.
I needed to move around a bit to get some semblance of my life together. I wore a heart rate monitor to make sure I did what I said what I was going to do.
As you can see I tried to keep the beginning of my workout in the green. The inflection that came after the 139 beats per minute is when an awesome song came on. I didn’t change speed or incline on the treadmill, I just got jacked. Perhaps I need to listen to calmer music when I lift. Sorry DMX, it is time for Orinoco Flow.
After cardio, I did some PRI correctives. As you can see at about minute 25 I was in the blue zone. Those sharp spikes afterwards are when I was focusing on breathing and contracting my muscles during the correctives - pretty cool huh?
(If you have no clue what PRI is, check this out.)
Here are some pictures of the correctives I did.
Done. What a great day! Tayler and I have started yelling “You rag-na-ROCK!” Followed by the other person yelling “I KNOW I DO!” Seems like a fitting way to end the lift.
Now it is time to BroBrunch. Because it is totally cool for 2 bros to go get brunch.
Thought of the Day:
Cells multiply by division.