It’s August 15th and I had a great workout today!
I am still doing a circuit style routine including both upper and lower body workouts. Today, I added two new routines in the circuit which included some new triceps sets and a reverse-hand bar curls set. For my other, “normal” sets, on some I added 50% more reps into the sets to create fatigue during my routine. Now (late afternoon as I type this) I can feel the burn still from the mid-day work-out.
I don’t have bathroom scales anymore (on my “to get” list) but I feel I’m still in the 220 - 225 weight range. I’m eating a lot more trying to get back up to my goal of 235 - 240 range.
For those just joining, I’ve lost 60 pounds over the past year (I lost 20 pounds in the first three weeks from just changing my eating habits and starting a “three times a week” walking routine). But that is 10 pounds more than I wanted to drop. Once I started, I couldn’t control the descent.
After today’s workout, I followed up with my afternoon round of vitamins and a 32 oz glass of Whey Protein chocolate milk. Then, a nice swim to cool down.
Wednesday I’ll continue with my routine with a very early AM cardio workout (push-ups, crunches, fast-paced walk, etc.). Same for Friday.
Feeling great and life is good!
With my new job, new hours, etc., I’ve had to come up with a new routine for my exercises:
Sunday: Afternoon floor routine (push-ups, crunches, squats, lunges) and 2.25+ mile walk.
Monday: Weight lifting
Tuesday: Day off
Wednesday: (See Sunday Routine except first thing in the AM)
Thursday: Day off
Friday: (See Sunday Routine except first thing in the AM)
Saturday: Day off
My weight is back to 224 - 226 range, but I’m still trying to get back up to 236 - 239 range.
Sorry for the lack of posts.
Way too busy and to much going on…still, I apologize.
Did get a great workout this afternoon on the dead-weights.
Current weight is 220.8 which is way too low for me. I was shooting for the 235 - 240 range and can’t stop dropping pounds now. UGH!
Today’s weight: 233.8
Haven’t worked out in over a week until today. Advice: Try NOT to miss any exercise routines, otherwise your motivation drops significantly.
I did manage to do more weights on bench-press today than normal, yet couldn’t do as many reps in my calf presses as usual. Weird.
Great workout today….
Focused on back and shoulders, with some leg stuff thrown in for good measure.
Morning weight: 236.8 —-A new low for me!
April 25, 2010
Morning weight: 238.6
1 set – 30 push-ups
1 set – 10 push-ups
5 sets – 15 bridges (set between each other set)
1 set – 30 “regular” sit-ups
1 set – 30 crunches
1 set – 30 leg lifts
1 set – 30 over-head leg lift crunches
1 set – 10 push-ups
3 sets – 10 squats
>35 minute 2.25+ mile walk/run
+ normal daily vitamin/supplement intake
I’m really sore today.
I’ve continued my Monday - Friday routines.
Yesterday (Tuesday) was weight lifting day and I focused on biceps/triceps/calves.
Today is cardio with ab work and walk/run planned.
Weight as of this morning was 239.4 lbs.
Sorry for the lack of updates, but I have been on a regular schedule:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday I do “floor routine” (ab crunches, push-ups, squats, bridges and lunges) along with a walk/run of 2.25+ miles (including steep hill section).
Tuesday and Thursday are lifting at the weight location for one hour, “little rest” sessions.
I’m maintaining my weight (currently averaging ~242 lbs) without any fluctuation.
I’m keeping a constant core burn; and all over body burn based on most recent exercise.
I’m continuing with my vitamin and supplement routine each day and trying as best as possible to shy away from fried foods.
I’m stopped using sugar in my cereal.
I’m now strictly on 1% milk.
Okay, time for my walk on this Wednesday…
Catch you next time.
I found this great article about adding some muscle mass while losing waist inches at T Nation and wanted to share.
Only two pages but a supplemental exercise routine I’m seriously considering.
I’m super sore today with a great work-out burn from yesterday.
We changed up the routine yesterday and worked biceps/triceps. Here was our work-out:
- Reverse grip, medium grip bench presses: 3 sets, 10 reps
- Normal grip, hands together bench presses: 3 sets, 10 reps
- Preacher curls with bench press bar: 3 sets, 10 reps
- One arm seated, Hammer curls with dumbbell: 3 sets, 10 reps
- Standing two arm, Hammer curls with dumbbells: 3 sets, 10 reps
- 4 level, lowering position push-ups: 1 set each level of 20 reps
- Calf presses: 3 sets, 50 reps
- Seat leg lifts: 3 sets, 10 reps
- Weighted bar (front of chest) squats: 3 sets, 10 reps
This afternoon will again be abs and cardio.
Until next time….
Another good day of lifting on Tuesday.
Here, I’m working on some bent-over dumbbell rows.
I’m sore from head-to-toe this morning.
Plans for today include extensive ab work, push-ups, squats and a 2+ mile brisk cardio walk.
What do you have planned?
This week has been very good for my exercises.
Monday was abs and cardio.
Tuesday was weight lifting (alone).
Thursday another afternoon of lifting but with a new “same age” friend who heard about me starting all this and wanted to join in. We got in a really good routine and I added a couple of new exercises (shrugs, leg curls) to my sets. I’m sure my friend is super sore now.
Today, I have abs/cardio planned for this afternoon.
Will take weekend off (maybe one cardio walk).
I found a really great article on Men’s Health.com this weekend called “6 Habit to Chisel a Solid 6-Pack”.
The cool thing about this article was that it’s not about which exercises to do to get your abs glowing…it’s about life-style changes that help along with exercises to accomplish this.
The one part that really stuck out for me was the part about waking up to water each day. Here is the brief message:
Wake Up to Water
Imagine not drinking all day at work—no coffee, no water, no diet soda. At the end of an 8-hour shift, you’d be pretty parched. Which is precisely why you should start rehydrating immediately after a full night’s slumber. From now on, drink at least 16 ounces of chilled H2O as soon as you rise in the morning. German scientists recently found that doing this boosts metabolism by 24 percent for 90 minutes afterward. (A smaller amount of water had no effect.) What’s more, a previous study determined that muscle cells grow faster when they’re well hydrated. A general rule of thumb: Guzzle at least a gallon of water over the course of a day.
I had been waking up and drinking water each morning to take my ‘start of the day’ vitamins with…but was only taking in 11oz of water first thing.
But now I’m following the rule of 24 oz of water first thing in the morning and then desperately trying to get in a full gallon of liquids through-out the remainder of the day.
To be continued…