I decided to do something pretty drastic this week. On Tuesday I ran out of coffee and didn’t buy any more. I usually drink 4-6 cups per day. I am usually so tired from work and training, yet so wired from coffee, that tired yet wired had become the norm.
So from Wednesday I decided to do 7 days caffeine-free. I’m still sleeping A LOT but the headache has finally gone! This has thrown my training out a bit because I have pretty much felt like a zombie for the past few days.
- Turkish Get Up 10 each side @ 8kg
- Glute isometric holds
- 3 x 14 Single leg glute bridges superset with 3 x 10 thoracic rotations
- Lungey things and glute activation (rehab)
- Narrow grip bench 3 x 8 @ 32.5kg superset with DB Renegade rows 3 x 8 @ 7.5kg
Wed – Gave up coffee. Training time = curled up in a ball sleeping.
- AM: 40 mins various metabolic stuff not related to my training.
- PM: Curled up in a ball trying to sleep off the caffeine withdrawal headache.
Fri – Walking around in a fog, trying to keep the headache at bay.
- Bench: 5 @ 47.5kg, 4 @ 45kg, 7 @ 40kg
- Forced reps bench: 3 x 3 @ 50kg
- DB Bench: 3 x 8 @ 13.3kg
- Lateral raise: 3 x 7 @ 7.5kg
- Lying tricep ext: 3 x 8 @ 17.3kg
- Glute isometric holds superset with 8 Renegade rows @ 7.5kg
- Front squat: 5 @ 20kg, 5 @ 30kg, 5 @ 40kg, 3 x 5 @ 50kg. Thought I was being smart doing front squats as the weight is limited and the anterior core works harder. Back wasn’t too happy with the load though 😦
Nutrition: Getting tired with lack lustre results so took 3 days planned break. I have another idea in the works but it is something I’m not used to and I have to plan some food ideas or I will get it wrong.
So it was kind of crap this week. I didn’t get any of my kettlebell training done and the comp is in a few weeks. This coming week is a disaster in terms of working lots but hopefully now I’ve got over the worst of the caffeine withdrawals I will be able to train.
I am finally starting to feel normal after 5 days without coffee. This is a big deal for me. I don’t like coffee. I love it. I love sampling single origin beans, and love tasting blends at cafes and guessing what’s in them. I’m not that geeky though – I can only guess the countries they’re from, not the individual types of beans 🙂