My day started normal - my routine is wake up, get my BCAA going in a shaker, grab my dog, walk out the door. My cardio loop is about 4 miles and it takes me an hour.. Give or take. I sip on my BCAA Pro5000 (SAN) for the first 2/3 of my loop, I have this one turn where I make sure to finish any BCAA I have left. After that it's only a mile and a half and I am home.
When I finish cardio I immediately make a carb shake. Three scoops of Element (SAN), Performance Creatine (SAN), Fiber (Metamucil), all together in a Ninja Blender - delicious!
Wait about thirty minutes and have my first protein shake. For my diet I am using SAN Isolate Supreme - This stuff can dissolve away into nothing! I can put three scoops in hardly any water, still liquid .. not even thick.
During the off season I wake up, have a meal and go train.. That's what I did a lot this past off-season. Most days I am really excited to train, so it is hard to wait. Because it was the off-season that worked then, but it could have been better. It's better to wait, eat, let the food do it's job, keep eating, and then go train. With the heavy calories in the off-season, you are pretty full all the time.. So much that you might even be storing fat. When I am leaning out.. I need to have my food on point. With the carbs low, and the cardio... The best idea would be to wait a few meals, and a few hours before training.
I was up around 8 AM, when I came in to hit Legs it was a little after 6 PM.. I was ready to train! A quick warm up and it was time for weights. My first exercise was the Leg Extension, I wanted to do a ton of sets here.. Today I was just feeling it. After the first warm up set D arrived at the gym. How COOL IS THAT!? D is an awesome training partner and was ready to smash Legs with me. Great surprise, and the timing couldn't have been better - I just started.
We crushed Legs for a couple hours. Super-setting Leg Extensions with Calf Raises, Hack Squats, Single Leg Extensions, Machine Squats, Lying Leg Curls, Standing Leg Curls, Seated Calf Raises. We could have done more, but what we did was done right. Most of what we did was a super-set, but also with straight sets before or after. The average set count per exercise was over ten. We made sure to hit every ROM, every rep speed, straight sets, super-sets, everything!
My legs were toast when the workout was over. I ended up crashing on the couch for a couple hours after my post workout meal... Beat.