First the turkey: the low and slow sale turkey turned out tasty, but it took a full 3 hours longer than I anticipated to come up to temp, which is 23 hours in the oven (and then only just got to 170ºF). However, it was juicy and tender, so I can’t complain! We’re going to be eating turkey for weeks, but we’re okay with that. I’m looking forward to my lunch today– a pile of turkey, cauliflower rice, and rich curry gravy (inspired by my great-aunt’s turkey curry casserole).
I couldn’t be happier about getting back to the weight room today! It feels it’s been forever. Since it’s been so long, and previous lifting sessions have indicated that I’ve lost a lot of strength, I decided to go back to fundamentals and start at the beginning with good ol’ 5×5. The idea behind 5×5 is to start light and add weight every workout. (Going back to bare metal is going to take some humility.)
Well, we’ll see how far I get with that. Squats and bench seem like they’re in a good place to keep adding. Rows, well, I did my workout sets with just the bar, which wasn’t easy, then the work sets at 55lb felt fairly difficult. So I’m expecting that one to stall first, just because I can’t start it light enough (fwiw, at my strongest I was doing rows at 85lb, so it’s just not a lift I can do all that heavy).
Although the squats weren’t super difficult, I definitely felt it in my quads after a couple sets. I think I’m going to be quite sore tomorrow. Aren’t my quads supposed to be strong from running? Why are they getting so tired?
Squat: 5x5x45lb warmup, 5x5x75lb
Bench: 5x5x45lb warmup, 5x5x65lb
B/O Row: 5x5x45lb warmup, 5x5x55lb
+ bonus farmer’s walk (40lb each hand)