This creatine loading phase is really starting to become a pain in the ass. Last night I fell asleep and forgot to take the last 5 grams before bed. This means that I have to extend the loading phase an additional day.
Yesterday was a very good day on the diet front. Fruit, oatmeal and protein in the morning after workout, Chicken Kababs with roasted vegetables and rice and a protein shake and a handful of cherries for lunch, Ribs and potato salad for dinner. Not perfect, but getting there.
With all of my other strength training routine I am putting in 100% explosive effort, but today I am working shoulders and know that shoulder exercises have to always be performed very carefully. It is so easy to injure the shoulder with going overboard, so I push each rep with precision and as I approach the last I stay very mindful on those muscles that I am working and take it up slowly and just as I feel any type of pain coming on I simply sustain the position I am in rather than trying to push it further.
By strengthening the muscles around the shoulders I am also increasing my capacity to go heavier in both my BACK routine and CHEST routines. It also creates better muscle definition in these same area’s. I used to hate SHOULDER day as I didn’t quite understand the importance of working these muscles, had bad form and always ended up in a lot of pain.
I am a conductor playing each section of my body in perfect precision to keep balance with the rest of my orchestra. This is what I feel like as I am going through my routine today. It is a very interesting feeling as my thought give way to the visions of a well practiced Boston Symphony Orchestra. Maybe this is a good way to work out with the sounds of classic music playing in the background. Why not?
Blood Sugar- 103, Body Weight- 183.4
Creatine Load Day 4 of 5, 5g x 4
Shoulder Press- 135/135- 16, 15, 13
Front Raises- 40/40- 14, 13, 12
Side Raises- 35/35- 12, 11, 10
Shrugs- 165/165- 12, 11, 10