Today I felt more energy than usual when doing deadlifts and squats. My guess is because I did my squat and deadlift workout later in the day when I already had some food, as opposed to doing the squat and deadlift workout at 7am before having had any breakfast. The difference would be the amount of energy that I had available and since this morning I had a cup of rice, I am sure I had some glucose available as fuel.
Any bodybuilders out there who use white or brown rice?
In any case, because I had more energy, pretty much the whole workout felt pretty good and I started with squats, warm up with 45 pounds and then moved up to 65lbs, 85lbs, 105lbs 115lbs, all for 5 repetitions and then went to my max weight of 120 pounds. I tried to stay very focused on form, especially beginning the squat by sitting back with my hips after I took a good breath and kept my core tight and filled up with air.
After squats I moved on to deadlifts and began the warm up deadlift set with 135 pounds for 5 repetitions and then moved up to 155lbs and 165lbs. I had previously done a deadlift set of 5 reps with 170lbs so I decided to go straight to deadlifts of 175lbs and it worked out.
Right now for squats my goal is to get up to 135lbs with good form and for deadlifts to get up to 225lbs. Both of them sound outrageous to me, but I think with consistency they should be possible.
I spoke to a friend this afternoon after the workout and he asked me what I was up to. When I told him that I just came from the gym and I had done deadlifts of 175lbs and squats with 120lbs, he was shocked and asked me what keeps me motivated to lift weights?
He said that he barely gets out of his home, spends most of his time watching tv and is still trying to figure out how to lose weight, especially since he is up over 260 pounds now at a height of just 5'10”.
I know what keeps me motivated, what keeps you motivated?