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Re: Brett's Journal Part VI: Halo & Horns - A Tale of a Tormented Lifter 2018/09/23 09:17:45 (permalink)
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Dav
You'll get there mate I've probably got 30 years on you training wise lol.


I’m 34 I don’t think you are quite 64 yet lol, but fair point.


ANIMAL
How many bw pull-ups could you do max effort if you tried?


Never seem to push past 7 in a row for some reason, even last year when I was smashing them. I can add weight though.


JayBoy
Made food use of that time there mate. Good luck with the son issue as well


Cheers bud. I will keep you all updated.
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Re: Brett's Journal Part VI: Halo & Horns - A Tale of a Tormented Lifter 2018/09/23 14:05:43 (permalink)
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Finished nights this morning so the requisite 5 hour sleep was had. This week I’ve been struggling to stay awake on the drive home end of night shift, despite getting my usual amount of sleep. Not sure if related to end of cycle or not. I know my cortisol is high -not sure if this would impact? Will make a note of it to do some reading when I get time.




Day 3: Sat 22/09/18 1515-hrs

CGBP 3x5: 40kg x5, 60kg x4, 80kg x3, 100kg x2, 112.5kg x5, x5, x4 (+2)
Pec Dec 2x10: (L6 S2) 77.6kg x12, x11 (+2)
Pressdowns 2x10: (straight bar) 42.5kg x10, x8 (+1)
Barbell Curls 2x10: 20kg x5, 32.5kg x3, 42.5kg x10, x7 (+1)
SLRs 2x15: 13.5kg x15, x15 (+1)
Seated Calf Raises 3x10: 57.5kg x10, x10, x8 (+2.5kg)


First CGBP work set was hard. On the plus side my pec is feeling much better. Not quite 100% but hardly a grumble today. Managed to squeeze out another two reps. Almost got the final but stuck half way. Pec dec adjusted the machine to give more of a stretch. Played it safe not bumping weight, but aimed for extra reps instead. Pulled +2 out of the hat.

Pressdowns may look at an underhand variety or seated DB extension next round to mix it up a bit. +1 grinder here anyhooo. BB curls smashing hard. Never seem to feel curls in the whole bicep only the bottom portion for some reason. Thinking drag curls or spider curls might be a good option? Squeezed out +1. SLRs met all sets however final rep was a little loose. Extra 1kg each side next round. Calf raises added 2.5kg today for a two rep loss.

TTT - 65 mins

Very good sesh today even if I was a little slow. It does make me wonder if I’ve overshot target cals last few days. Weigh in a few days from now will tell the truth. Been getting some positive comments lately which is nice, but I’m convinced I need to do something about this belly now.

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Re: Brett's Journal Part VI: Halo & Horns - A Tale of a Tormented Lifter 2018/09/23 14:14:38 (permalink)
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Consistent lack of sleep and high stress levels cause adrenal fatigue.. cortisol hormone being released affecting circadian rhythms etc

So I don’t think it’s the cortisol causing sleep issues, it’s the sleep issues contributing to the high cortisol!

Sleep is a major issue with me and I have looked into this a lot. But with my situation best I can do is catchup. Had 11 hours last night (beers helped lol).. but it’s weird.. I got up 3 times to piss. Each time I work up in the middle of the night I felt so refreshed like I’d just had a proper full nights sleep, went back to bed, woke up again to pee, and felt amazing. So I work up this morning after only having 1 sleep but felt like I’d caught up with 3 nights worth of sleep! Felt great today!
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Re: Brett's Journal Part VI: Halo & Horns - A Tale of a Tormented Lifter 2018/09/23 14:35:16 (permalink)
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I did notice after finishing pct last time my cortisol was high so that’s what makes me think they are related.

Sleep has been pretty normal of late just seem to be struggling more after shifts which is odd.
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Re: Brett's Journal Part VI: Halo & Horns - A Tale of a Tormented Lifter 2018/09/23 14:38:24 (permalink)
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How are you measuring it? Cortisol is released throughout the day in varying amounts.
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Re: Brett's Journal Part VI: Halo & Horns - A Tale of a Tormented Lifter 2018/09/23 14:44:13 (permalink)
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Just getting it done with the blood tests I’ve been doing for my last few PH runs. All taken in morning and fasted. Seems fine pre and during cycle, but post cycle always seems high. I’ll pool the results for you when I get a minute.
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