Feeling weak and feeble after a full week (!) of being under the weather, with aches and fever, unable to surf or work out, I started the second cycle of my summer 5/3/1 today. Phase I is 5 x 65%, 5 x 75%, 5 x 85% (of 90% of 1 RM +10 lbs for lower body and +5 lbs for upper body). Today was back squat and clean and jerk. I maxed out with 150×12 for back squat and 130×7 for clean and jerk. Then a set of 12 kipping pull-ups as a warm down. Am I weak? Or is it all in my head?
Yoga stretching indoors. Jump rope (100 revolutions and a couple of double unders). Shoulder dislocates. Various broomstick Olympic- and Power-lifting motions, multiple reps. Push-ups (10). Sit-ups (10). Overhead squats (10). Movement specific warm-ups.
Result: 5 x 115 / 5 x 130 / 12 x 150
Analysis: compare to June 12th, where it was 5 x 110, 5 x 125, 12 x 140. Improvement, I guess.
Clean and Jerk
Result: 5 x 100 / 5 x 115 / 7 x 130
Analysis: during the last session (link above) I did the same numbers but got 8 clean and jerks. I attribute this to my general sense of malaise. DAMN.
To prove to myself that all is not lost I did one set of max reps kipping pull-ups. Result: 12.
Health Status: 75%
I estimate my current health status at 75%. I feel weak, tired, feeble.
So why do I feel so feeble? Must be the fact that in the ensuing month I’ve had two significant illnesses! First there was Giardia and then, this past week, aches, pains, and fever. Plus I notice in the posts from the last month that undue amounts of soreness, fatigue, etc., has been my constant complaint. Something is obviously wrong with me. But what? Could it just be that I haven’t been doing my met-cons? I need some advice. Professional or amateur. I don’t care. Readers?