Archives for the month of: July, 2014

Horizontal pull-ups
1:11
3min
1:7 held for 15 seconds at failure to do number 8.

3min rest

Full squats
1:30
3min rest
1:25

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Still vacationing.

Incline Push-ups
1:40
3min rest
1:30
3min rest
1:20
3min rest

Flat leg raises from floor
1:15
3min rest
1:10

I am vacation. So these will be edited later.

Headstand with alternate hand position for 2 min
3min rest
Short Bridges
3:25
3min rests between each set

Horizontal Pull-ups:

1:11

3min rest

1:7

3min rest

Full Squats(body-weight)

2:20

Today I put thought into how I am going to progress my workouts now that I’ve gotten through a week or so and used to working out on this schedule. I used to push to get as many reps as soon as I possibly could and then move up to the next type of push-up or squat. However I always burned out or got distracted. In an effort to test a new method I am always going to try stopping before I have to push very hard. It will slow down how much muscles I gain, but until September or October muscle gain isn’t really my goal. Of course in certain movements I’ll still have to go to the last drop of effort, like all pull-ups and the one-legged squats coming soon. However I think this will keep working out fun and help spread out my motivation.

I forgot to workout until the evening because I had to get a trailer hitch put on my car very early today. So no Yoga :/

 

3sets:20reps of Incline Push-Ups using my gymnast rings.

3min rests between sets

1:13 Straight Leg Raises from the floor

3min rest

1:10

 

It was hard to do the leg raises, perhaps I should have started farther back in the progression, but I will be taking my time with them anyways. The push-ups were pretty easy until the last 5. Pacing myself to get the most out of each level of the progressions. I wish I had as good a place to use my gymnast rings in St. Augustine as I do here at my mom’s place.

I just did yoga today, nothing else.

 

2 minutes Headstand

2 minutes Shoulder stand

2 minutes Deep forward bend

2 minutes Matsyendrasana (in each direction)

2 minutes Bhujangasana

2 minutes dead posture

 

I did change my headstand from linking my fingers behind my head and using my whole forearms to balance to now using my two hands placed where my elbows normally would be, and balancing that way. Bhujangasana is getting much easier.

So, I like taking my measurements on Saturdays. The day ruled by Saturn, the Judge, the objective measure.

Today I took my Inches, my Body Fat Percentage, and my Weight. I don’t have my blood pressure cuff right now, but I might include that in the future. For now I’ll just be putting my Total Inches, because I am not feeling confident enough to put the specific inches up here yet, haha.

Total Inches is the sum of my biceps, thighs, chest, hips, and waist.

Total Inches: 180.125

Change: (.125)

Body Fat Percentage: 15.7

Change: (.5)

Weight: 194lbs

Change: None

Not as huge a change as I sometimes have when I pick my fitness program back up, but still pretty awesome.

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2 minutes Headstand

2 minutes Shoulder stand

2 minutes Deep forward bend

2 minutes Matsyendrasana (in each direction)

2 minutes Bhujangasana

2 minutes dead posture

 

Today I also did 1 minute headstand with my hand in different positios in order to prepare for handstand push-ups.

3 minute rest

2:25 Short Bridge

 

In just a little while I’ll be kayaking with Jessica too, not sure how long we will go for…

2 minutes Headstand

2 minutes Shoulder stand

2 minutes Deep forward bend

2 minutes Matsyendrasana (in each direction)

2 minutes Bhujangasana

2 minutes dead posture

Using my Gymnast rings again for a version of pull-ups. Horizontal pull-ups. It looks like a push-up but upside down.

Horizontal Pull-ups:

1:10

3min rest

1:6

3min rest

Full Squats(body-weight)

2:10

 

I am taking it realllly easy, because I am sick, and I just don’t feel like rushing. Still following the progressions in Convict Conditioning. I spent forever lamenting not having a place to do pull-ups in St. Augustine, but now I think I’ll just use playgrounds during school hours so that it won’t bother people.

 

I have a bit of a wheeze and a cough and I sniff pretty often, but I got tired of taking inhaled steroids for the wheeze so I figured I could workout and do yoga and that would fix me up better.

 

2 minutes Headstand

2 minutes Shoulder stand

2 minutes Deep forward bend

2 minutes Matsyendrasana (in each direction)

2 minutes Bhujangasana

5-7 minutes dead posture

A bit later I set up my gymnast rings and used them to do push-ups

2:20 Incline Push-ups

2:10 Leg raises on the floor.

 

It all felt great.