Monday, June 1, 2015

Week 3 Begins...

My first full week of the Muscle Building program and I am really pumped about how things are going! I am already seeing positive results and it motivates me to keep going.What I have done the last few days:

LOVE LOVE LOVE  Deadlifts! I subbed Sumo Deadlifts in for Sumo Stance Leg Press, since we don't have a leg press machine at home. I have not done them in a while though, so I was a bit awkward at first. The good thing about 4 sets of 15 reps is that my form was great by the end.  We also had to invent something using Inversion Boots and Bands to do Hamstring Curls with, but it worked pretty good. No Cardio on this day, but the work out was enough to get my heart rate up and the blood pumping.

My first workout to repeat, so I had a better idea of how this one would go. I kept the weights the same, since I am technically still in Week 2. I did Parallel Leg Raises instead of Decline, since my core is not up the point where I can do Decline Leg Raises and moved the Negative Parallel Pull Ups closer to the end, since they smoke my arms and it's hard to do them after doing Pull Ups. No Cardio today either.

Sunday is a Cardio Day, so I thought I would try Deadmills. If you don't know what that is, here is an explanation:

1) Take a perfectly functional treadmill and UNPLUG IT. (I know, I know)
2) Grab the handles and start running as fast as you can, manually pushing it with your feet,for 30 seconds. (Yep, as hard as it sounds and the LONGEST 30 seconds EVER!)
3) Gasp like you are dying for about 90 seconds (Take HR at beginning and end of this)
4) Repeat steps 1-3 for 20 mins... :)

YEAH...these are seriously hard, but I managed to get in 10 rounds in 20 min.

My biggest challenge so far is getting the Macros right on what I eat, but each day is a bit better.

Until next time!