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).

Wednesday's workout was Push-presses(5sets - 5reps), Alternate wide shoulder presses(4-8), V-sits(4-15), Jackknives(4-15), and the plank(4-60sec). I had about 20-30 seconds of rest in-between sets, and the plank was quite tough the whole 4th set.
I'm not too sore today though.

I haven't weighted myself for some time, as I didn't do it, while I was sick, so I have no idea how my stats were during that week, but I weighted myself this morning, and compared to the stats on the fact-page, only my weight has changed; lost 100grams, but I still have a fat percentage of 11.3, and muscle mass percentage of 41.7.
My guess would have been that I had gained a bit of weight due to fat, or at least had gotten a higher fat percentage and lower muscle mass percentage, because I didn't work out the entire last week.

Also, I think I've found out, that I need 7.5 hours of sleep, from when I go to bed, till I get up, to feel refreshed, at least it fits pretty well between to deep-sleeps. I've been using the Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock for the iPhone for a while, and looking at the graphs it saves, I've noticed, that I'm much more refreshed after 7.5 hours of sleep, than when I wake up after 7 or 8 hours. That's because, when you sleep, you go between certain stages of sleep, and in the deep sleep you're quite difficult to awaken and can feel groggy and disoriented(link), and that's where I am after 7 or 8 hours of sleep, where as I'm at a much higher sleep stage after 7.5 hours of sleep, and can easily awaken and feel refreshed.