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Today was my fourth Workout B (legs and chest).
- Leg press (10 reps, 5/5 count) — 200 pounds
- Did 18 reps. Next time 220 pounds
- Decline press (7 reps, 5/5 count) — 125 pounds
- Did 8 good reps. Next time 130 pounds
Stationary bike – 3 minutes at 90 RPM(I forgot to do this this morning.)
I am confused about my leg press. Some weeks (like this one), I go for many more reps than I expect. Other times I hit my 10 or so and am good. I just haven’t figured out exactly what weight I should use to get in a good set of failure-at-10-reps.
Anyone have an idea why I am able to do more one week but not the next? Looking at my past running schedule, there doesn’t seem to be a correlation.
Breakfast: I got up late and almost skipped breakfast. Since my family is out of town, and I could make all the noise I wanted, I was able to quickly (if not quietly) whip up some scrambled eggs, turkey meat strips (I refuse to call them bacon), and some refried beans & taco meat with salsa.
Lunch: Freebirds again! Yummy!
Three kinds of beans, lettuce, pico, salsa, double steak . . . sooo good.
Dinner: Mexican meatballs, cucumber, some Mexican vegetable that tasted a bit like a oh-so-slightly sweet squash
Other foods throughout the day: some kombucha, black coffee, yerba mate tea, Atkins bar
So today was the first time I tried yerba mate. It tasted like pretty much any other green/herbal tea I’ve ever had. OK, I suppose, but nothing to write home about. If you like green tea, I expect you’d like the flavor of yerba mate, too.
As for effects, I didn’t notice and reduced appetite or extra energy.
(Then again, that may have something to do with my not getting to have lunch until 2:30 and being really hungry by the time I got to the restaurant.)