I completed week three of this new training program and I have to say I am really enjoying it and my training has been super consistent even with doing other activities like the Rugged Maniac 5k OCR race and the Dragon Boat Race last weekend.
Ten days ago I started taking 5 mg of Creatine Monohydrate every day. When I started training again in January I just wanted to get back in the swing of things and was not taking any supplements. Then when I decided I need to lose weight in March I felt taking creatine would throw off my weight tracking as you typically gain weight when you start taking creatine.
In starting this new training program my goal was to get much stronger and creatine would certainly help with that. ( benefits of creatine ) No matter when I started taking creatine it was going to cause some weight gain but it was not going to hinder my fat loss despite the scale increasing so I might as well get started.
I have to say this was a good decision as my performance in the gym has had a definite increase since I started taking it. As a result instead of increasing my main lifts by 2.5% of my estimated 1 RM I am going to up it to 5% for the next three weeks. To get a better idea of how the program works and what I am doing here is what I have done for day 1 for the last three weeks and what the next three weeks look like.
After week 6 I will retest my 1 RM’s for the 4 main lifts and then start Block 2 with the new numbers.