So, I've been running CNS all fall to get some weight off and the week before Thanksgiving, I just lost it. Couldn't deadlift 350# for more than a single and my conditioning was sluggish and not improving. I had lost about 14ish pounds and my abs were starting to come out, but it was at great cost to my performance. I started backloading around 300g of carbs at night with dinner (mostly bread and rice) and the result during this and last week's training has been PHENOMENAL. http://youtu.be/cR4O2iv5fPk390# for 5. Yes, I know my hips get pretty high on the last few reps, but that's just a single ply Weightlifting belt, bandage type wraps and no straps. I'm pretty pleased.http://youtu.be/vA0JXg-Oewc235#/107kg hang clean from the hip. This is 1kg under my best clean from the floor and I'm 10lbs lighter here. The straps were a necessary evil for the clean because I am currently unable to hookgrip from bashing the shit out of my thumb a few weeks ago.What's more, the Kiefer cleanse and the weeks spent in ULC seemed to have really cut down on my joint inflammation. I used to take Celebrex (Rx strength anti-inflammatory) twice a day and would be unthinkable to lift without it. I haven't taken it since September! That's a bigger win in my book than ab veins.
Wow man, That's awesome, especialy given the chronic inflammation issues. Much respect!
Thanks man. I come from a long line of men in my family on BP medication, knee replacements, statins and type 2 diabetes. While I'm conscious of aesthetics, I'm not getting ready for the stage so these benefits are more than enough for me.2015 will be the year of my 300# clean. I can feel it.