seems to be shrinking. When I was my fattest at like 200 lbs, I would wear my lifting belt 5 notches from the end for lighter sets and 4 notches from the end for heavier. But most of the time, including at my meet, it was 4/3. Recently got to 3/2. Today I used #2, and #1, for the first time ever for three or four of my heavier sets.
I started doing the paleo diet (no breads/potatoes/sweets/dairy) 16 days ago. Mostly because of a flip comment that I made to Celica, and then, as usual, to prove something to Fatman.
Although I didn’t want to admit it, I guess I’ve become lactose-intolerant. Which is why the whey protein was giving me such digestive troubles. And then I noticed when I totally got rid of all milk, I felt a lot better. I mean even putting milk in my coffee was sometimes giving me troubles – which have now gone away.
I have been trying to not tell my wife that I’m any kind of diet, as it creates more problems than it is worth. I think I mentioned this to hsilman in a comment somewhere. I mean, she realizes something is up as I have her buy unsweetened almond milk to put in my coffee.
Today, Mega Mike, the steroid bodybuilder at the gym, asked me if I was “leaning out”. Which is the first anyone has noticed, so that’s good.
didn’t work out yesterday/day before so no heavy stuff
Manta Ray Squat: up to 375, then 355x15x1
Medium Grip Bench: up to 335, then 310x5x2 and 315x3x2 (was working in with some former olympic lifter and it was easier to switch to an even 3 plates)
Sumo Deadlift: 335 off 5″ deficit, 360 off 4.5″ deficit