Has it really been three weeks since I posted? Are the Holidays actually over? My bank account and credit card statements are telling me yes, they have come and gone. Thank God!
By some miracle I made it through the holidays without gaining a pound and without losing any of my fitness abilities. Part of this could have been because I was randomly doing push-ups whenever I found time, arm wrestling my mother (I LOST!!!) and doing pull ups wherever I could. Either way, I came home and lifted just as heavy as before.
For the past six-months I have been doing the Beginners Weight Training Routine. Jay’s advice is to do this routine as long as you see improvement or for at least six-months. I was still seeing improvement but I was getting bored. On January 4th I switched to his Intermediate Muscle Building Routine . I’ve currently done Upper Body A, Lower Body A, Upper Body B and tonight is Lower Body B.
So far, it’s flippin hard!
I know that reading about someone’s specific workouts can be extremely boring but I have embarrassing pictures and there’s nothing dull about that! I had to modify some exercises because I don’t have the equipment and I hate the gym so this week has been an interesting learning experience. I know that eventually I will become as comfortable with this routine as I was with the last one but God I forgot how awkward it is to learn a new exercise while holding extra weight… Well, without further ado;
So, I don’t have a leg press machine in my house. The first attempt to do this alternative leg-press was against my wall. My walls do not have gloss paint. I got stuck in the seated position with a dumbbell in my lap because I couldn’t slide. I moved to the door. I was sliding just fine and then my hair got stuck behind my back and when I pushed myself up it yanked my hair and pulled my head into the door. My expert advice; find something glossy to put your back on and if you have long hair, tuck it in a beanie!
This is what weight-training really looks like. This was me doing Tricep Pull-Overs instead of skullcrushers. I do not have a barbell and honestly, I thought this is what a skullcrusher was. As I said, learning experience!
Advice: Have someone close by in case you can’t lift the weight up. I definitely almost dropped it on my last set of 12.
Glad to be back to blogging! See you all next week.