Archives for the month of: October, 2014

In the morning I did 12 minutes of kettlebell swings. I actually did around 105. I would do the swings until I got winded, then I would jog for a bit and walk back to my kettlebell to do as many more as I could. As far as I could tell it looked like 35:35:25:20(reps). I was soooooo out of breath. It is exciting to know I can use this for endurance training. If I can find the instructions to my heart-rate monitor I can do this with even more detail.

In the evening I was able to do one set of 14 and another set of 7.5 Horizontal Pulls. I got tired of never moving past 15 so I have decided to always do at least 20 and try to move them to the first set. I held myself at .5 for a while to encourage some more muscle growth.

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I’ve been depressed so I stopped writing these. I don’t remember what workouts I did last week. This week I decided to change up my program some more in order to have some endurance aspect to my week and also because I don’t really like any of the ab exercises available. So I changed to Kettlebell swings on Wednesdays. I figure it exercises the core enough for me anyways.

 

On Monday I did this:

 

3:40 Incline Push-ups

1:10 Kneeling Push-ups

30 Full Squats

2:20 Close Squats

I could do an Uneven Squat on my right leg but not my left.

 

I am glad I reached the progression standard for both squats and Push-ups. I think I will progress pretty fast with the push-ups, or I hope so. I lost about 6 lbs of muscle from being depressed the last 2 weeks. I’m not sure how that is going to slow me down. It will take me a while to move forward on the squats. I have been thinking about how to make up for muscle imbalances in my legs, and for the future with one-sided exercises. My plan is to do the first effort, and then the next work out always start with the side that could do the least. That way each leg or arm is only moving at the pace of the weaker side.

So, I did 1rep on my right leg, but no complete reps on my left. Next workout I start with my left leg. If I am able to go down, but not up, then I do the same on my right side. I do this until my left leg can do one. If later on I can do 4 on my left but only 3 on my right I will switch on the following workout.

Incline Push-ups

2:40

1:35

Short Bridges

2:50

Straight Bridges

1:20

 

Next week I’ll hopefully get to move up on push-ups. I get to add another set to my straight bridges. 🙂

2:20 full squats

Close squats
1:10
1:5

I completely forgot that I usually do sets of 30 squats. But oh well. They are extra anyways.

I did 14.5 horizontal pulls. Not certain why so few. Maybe it was eating supper before my workout. Forgot to do squats.