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SLVi3 - The pain of weigh day.

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Have I been away? No.
Has the SLVi3 routine based in the "Staying Power" SP group been abandoned? No.
How are my new years resolutions going? Fine to plan..

Firstly I am punching out each SLVi3 routine, session for session Here's the breakdown from the "staying power streak"

If anything I've added a few session here and there. Since my gym membeship started in late August (cost $150 for a year) I have been nearly 100 times. So I guess I'm getting my monies worth...

So what is my body doing? well.. I feel heavier. Although my diet is still in order (with a few extra nuts added) I must have put on weight. My quads are more sturdy and I am PRing my squats week in week out. little by little. I'm at the 2/3 stage of the routine where things get heavy. I am coping but surprised about the weight. There is no drive to bulk per se.

Weighday is tomorrow but I know I must have put on some pounds- that's the only way I could have built strength.. Perhaps my diet has slipped a little - but hard to see how. The good news is that even if the diet has slipped - the result must be a little more muscle as well as fat.

I am skiing in three weeks - I think I'll up the cardio on top of the routine. It's high altitude (Tignes) and three weeks of cardio of increasing intensity might lose me a couple of pounds and give me a few km everyday on the slopes.

Clearly my legs a re a lot stronger. My knee issue is hardly noticeable now ;)

New years resolutions. Archery - I wanted to be able to shoot a "Portsmouth" (60 arrows at a fixed size target) and average 510 by December. This week I shot 4 Portmouths and scores 505, 511, 521 and 519. The bad news is I show one today and scored 434.. I need to get my brain around consistency...

As ever, targets and challenges are defining my existence. In truth I am dreading the scales tomorrow morning. It is hard to reverse the psychology of weight loss.
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    Yep... the beloved scale...and its psychology. Who will ever understand it... it is worse than women...
    Congrats for the consistency in your workouts and diet! You will find it in archery too!
    I never went Skiing, I guess that's one thing I should do once in my life!
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