09 Sep

Time to revise the plan of weightloss


I love power lifting.  I love lifting heavy things and putting them down.  However, my strength gains have hit a plateau and so has my weight loss.  Since the winter is coming, I think it’s ok for me to take a break from lifting heavy.  It actually has been something I have been contemplating for some time now.  I didn’t really want to take a break from lifting heavy but I want to lose weight  more than I want to have big gains in my lifts.  I’m not worried about taking a break for about 4 months from lifting heavy.  Not at all.  I’m actually excited.  I want to see how my body responds to the change in pace.  Matter of fact, I’m not completely not lifting heavy, I’ll just have a heavy week once a month.  I’m going to give it a go with some of the Weider Principles I read about when I was a teenager.  Muscle confusion and a 3-4 month routine.  I’ve seen some routines where power-bodybuilders mixed up power lifting and bodybuilding.  I won’t go to that extreme but I will incorporate some heavy days every 3 weeks.

Well after this week I’m going to go into a new regimen.   I’ll be doing some supersets, giant sets, ploymetrics, high rep ranges, and training the same body part twice a week.  I can’t wait now.  I need a break from lifting heavy, my body is screaming for a break.  I won’t push myself into injury no more.

09 Jul

Taking a Break

Today I decided I can’t focus on powerlifting, new job, traveling, and everything else that comes from a big change in life.  So for now I’m shutting down this journey and going to focus on my new adventure. Until I get there I will be sharing my daily thoughts.  So thank you for following me on this powerlifting vegan journey and get ready for the reboot once I hit Washington State.

07 Jul

Vegan Powerlifting Weight-loss Day 16: This isn’t working out

I have had a rough start in this powerlifting weight-loss journey.   I’m not getting any strength gains, I’m not eating fully vegan, and I haven’t been blogging everyday.  Since accepting my job offer I have been having to deal with the move from San Antonio to Seattle. Then last week I had my wisdom teeth pulled and I had to stop working out and eating fresh vegetables because of the procedure.

I’m not giving up but for the next 30 days will be rough and this will turn out to be retaining my gains from the last 150 days of my vegan journey.  Good news is I weight in below 270lbs consistently for 7 days.  That’s a great thing.  Now it’s about just getting my strength levels back and eating more raw foods.  I’m planning to do a 3 day cleanse during my drive to Washington.  I leave on Saturday and I will cleanse that morning.  Not sure if I’ll be able to get 3 days in but it will be something.  Here’s to a new life.  I’ll try and blog everyday even if it’s short.

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05 Jul

Vegan Powerlifting Weight-loss Day 13: Fourth of July

Still couldn’t eat much today.  I had some pudding (non-vegan) and fries from Burger King.  Now my stitches are coming out which I suppose is a good thing.  I’m still packing and getting things ready for my move to Washington.  Looking forward to being there, not looking forward to the drive.  Today is another short entry because well, it’s the Fourth of July!  Happy Independence Day everyone! hulk