Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Monday's workout 27th feb

Another great workout yesterday.. Though I'm still having trouble completing all the rounds, with the same weight.
It's the same exercise as last Monday, as I'm still going through cycle 1. The first two rounds I had 20lbs on each dumbbell, but after the first two rounds, my shoulders were burning, and I took off 2.5lbs, so I was down to 17.5lbs, and on the 5th round, I was having big trouble doing the jumping pull-ups.. I was simply too tired in my arms.
I had 45 seconds rest between each round, and I was really sweaty and out of breath afterwards.

It's really a great workout, and I can really recommend it so far.. You guys should really check it out here

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Round on round

Yesterday's workout was the 1C I had to do, 1 for cycle one, and C for it being the C- or third workout in the cycle.
The MAX Workouts program is a 12-week program, which consists of 4 cycles. A cycle is 3 weeks, where you do the same exercises, so three Monday's in a row, you do the same A workout, and so on.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Most Brutal Workout to date..

Weights similar to the ones I own
Yesterday I was doing the 2nd strength workout in the MAX Workouts and it was really tough. I think it's the most brutal workout I've had since I started this change back in beginning of January.
I felt really out of shape, and I have no idea how you should be able to do this program, with the recommended weight, if you're overweight, since I thought I was in an average state of physical fitness.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Putting Words into Action

I have finally put some of my previous words into action, by starting on the Max Workouts program by Shin Ohtake. Well, at least some of the words; I'm not entirely sure if I am going to do all the aspects of the program, as I'm not sure I will be doing the HIIT. At least not yet. I might start on it later, when it gets warmer.
I was up early yesterday, and didn't have to be at school till 9am, so I decided to do the workout for that day.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Friday's Workout

Friday's workout was really good.. I've finally bought a chin-up bar to put in the doorway, which I was able to try out yesterday, during the workout.
The workout consisted of Dumbbell squat press ups, Romanian deadlifts, dumbbell lunges, chin-ups, and dips. It was a really good workout, and it took about 20-30 minutes, with 30 seconds of rest between each set, and no break between each exercise.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Wednesday workout and sleep pattern

Wednesday's workout was pretty good. It was much easier to get started, compared to Monday's workout, but I think it's because I'm slowly starting getting back into it again.
It's so hard to start, even after just a week off, after being sick, but as soon as you've started, it gets easier every time. It's like trying to push a car; at first it's really hard to get it moving, but as soon as it has gained a bit of momentum, it's easier to keep it going (as long as it's not uphill).

Monday, 13 February 2012

I'm Back !!

All right, I want to start out by saying sorry for being AWOL for a little over a week. A day or two after my last post, I came down with the cold, and didn't start feeling better until Thursday last week, but didn't have any energy in my body for Friday's workout, so I chose to wait until today.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Wednesday Workout (Day 31)

Yesterday's workout was a real core workout, as almost all the exercises focuses on core and stability.
The workout, just like the two previous days, consisted of 5 exercises, this time the Push press, Alternating Wide Shoulder Press, Gym ball Jackknife, Plank, and V-sit.
I used 20lbs dumbbells for the Push presses, but only 15lbs for the wide shoulder presses, as the weights gets heavier the further out from the body it is.