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Rest=2minutes

Incline Push-ups
40
Rest
20
Rest
10
Rest
Close Squats
20
Rest
10
Rest

 

After thinking about how poor my endurance is, and that I have never really trained endurance, I decided to add some kettlebell swings. I was going to wait and split things up, but threw that idea out and am just going to do the same workout every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I’ll find some way to switch it up later.

atm, I did 2minutes swings, 1 minute jog, 1.5 minute swings, 1 minute jog, walk until recovered. My goal is to get up to 5 rounds of 2:1 work:rest.

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. 🙂

Incline Push Ups

2:40

1:30

Short Bridges

3:50

Straight Bridges

1:10

I am happy that I got to move up to Straight Bridges today  ^_^

I had to REALLY push to get the last 5 push-ups.

Incline Push-ups

2:40

rest

1:25

I had to try really hard to get that last five in. I am hoping to add 10 next week. about 30 minutes after m workout I got a rush of endorphins and hormones. It was really nice and really odd.

So, I skipped a lot of days 😀 Reason: Beginning of classes overwhelmed me.

However I was able to get my push-ups done due to the encouraging influence of my girlfriend. ^_^

 

Incline Push-ups

1:40

Rest

1:30

Rest

1:30

3min rests

 

It was all pretty easy. After my first set I drank some water mixed with 4g of citrulline malate. I did this workout on my kitchen counter instead of gymnast rings because they are a pain to set up here :/

I wasn’t able to do nearly as many push-ups or leg raises as I expected today. I think the main reason is because I am visiting my girlfriend and so I already get a pretty good workout going out and doing stuff with her. Lets hope that is the reason, haha.

(Rest=3min)

Warm Up

1:20 wall-ups

Rest

1:15 wall-ups

Rest

Incline Push-ups(using gymnast rings)

1:40

Rest

1:25

Rest

1:18

Rest

Flat Leg Raises from the floor

1:16

Rest

1:11

 

Incredibly disappointing until I realized the reason was the fun I’ve been having. Hopefully next week I’ll return to my normal increases.

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 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.

I did 3 sets of Diamond push-ups. 1:7 1:8 1:9 With 3 minute rests in between each set.

 

I think the reason I could do more with each set was getting back into the swing of form and slow, strength based workout. Also, gaining confidence from each set. I had tried Freeletics or the period of time I was not posting, but it wasn’t my cup of tea, and now I am back o what I know and love.