I decided to skip Plyos and do Shoulders & Arms for the second workout. The day started out great, and I had a great breakfast that included a whole wheat english muffin, eggs, turkey bacon, coffee, and a protein shake. I didn’t get to sleep until about 3 AM because I made the mistake of taking Jack3d too late in the evening. I went to bed at 12:30 and literally laid there for a good 2 hours, still feeling the after effects of that potent supplement. It makes my chest tingle, which seems to be a common effect from everyone I’ve talked to who’s taken it.
For lunch, I had a salad with fat-free cheese, fat free ranch, turkey pepperoni, and onion. Pre-workout I decided to take Jack3d again, but took 2.5 scoops instead of one, and really felt the boost in energy this time. I also had 8 oz. of natural fruit juice and took 5g of creatine as well. Needless to say, I was pumped up to workout again. When I started Shoulders & Arms, I was on fire, busting out rep after rep and feeling great. Even though I had lost quite a bit of strength from the 2 months’ rest, I was still doing a decent amount of reps. Everything was going great until I hit the half-way mark, in which my hand started getting very sore from the bicep exercises. Apparantly the heavy weights were putting too much pressure on my hand, and it reached the point where I had to quit early again. I tried to do another bicep exercise, but my hand just wasn’t letting me.
Post-workout I took another 5g of creatine along with my protein shake and 8oz. of natural fruit juice. It’s very, very important to take in simple carbs post-workout to aid in the recovery and transfer of protein to the muscles. I ended up having dinner about an hour and a half later. We ate turkey and green beans. I attempted to go to sleep at 12:30 again, but this time I couldn’t fall asleep until about 5 AM. I don’t think I’m going to be taking Jack3d in the evenings anymore because I can’t be up that late!