Welcome to my training page. Im doing this mainly to keep a record of what iv done through the year and hopefully years to come. So i know where im up to and what works and what doesnt! Also going to post any relevant info i come across. Im a novice and Im far from an expert but i hope one day to become qualified and be an expert in the mean time hope it helps people.
I welcome all Questions, this isnt about being right or wrong so i also welcome any debate or disagreements!
Right i was back on it yesterday! Its been a good couple of weeks of sloppy workouts and not great with my food intake! In the grand scheme of things im still in shape! Iv been working crazy hours and was religiously trying to keep to the training schedule. I think it just wore me out! Im feeling ready and motivated again and iv got a bit more free time coming up and reasonable hours at work!
Im sure it will get to the point where im working alot again or life gets in the way but i think the trick is going to be to drop down the training schedule and just keep ticking over. I also havent made a 4 week plan ect , i know in my head now what i need to do and im just going to play it by ear!
Anyway enough crap lets go!
Work Capacity Circuit
For 20 minutes , on every second minute complete
No break between exercises, you rest once all reps completed until the next 2nd minute for example you start the routine at 2 mins it takes you until 3.15 mins to complete you get to rest 45 seconds until the 4th minute! By the end of the 20 mins your talking 50 push ups 100 med ball slams 150 burpees 20 star jumps. This is pure hell but i cant recommend this circuit enough builds serious fitness and work capacity even if you you drop the burpees to 10 per round its a serious challenge!
1 minute on each exercise 1 minute rest at the end repeated 4 times
And the rest
Core Work Out
Done as circuit repeated 4 times
And that was my workout for the day! Very enjoyable which shows the mentality has changed for the better as this time last week that isnt how i was feeling!!
So its back to it , good workouts and clean living! ….. well its my birthday on Saturday so a couple of beers might be in order after the gym!!
Today was a brilliant session. I had my plan but for various reasons had to adapt it. It was far harder than what i had planned and more interesting! All In all pleased with the session.
Something to note however was in the core section doing turkish get ups i really felt very unflexible. I have some great flexibility workouts but have been neglecting them due to time restrictions! Which is stupid and i need to find time for them! So tomorrow is a rest day but after iv finished my shift it will be a a case of getting in the gym and just doing foam roller and stretching exercises! Then ill go for a swim!
Anyway this was the workout!
The Core workout went a bit wrong really, i had to stop the turkish get ups as i felt my hip wasnt right. Like i said flexibility needs working on a again! But i got a bit in and just made it up there after
Played around after that and did some side bends 20 kg just did a couple sets of 12 each side. And also tried a new exercise called saxon side bends basically holding 2 dumbbells above your head and leaning laterally to one side then the other. Liked it need to work on it more!
Well you know its serious when your doing it twice a day ;-)
Now i did have planned bodyweight exercises ect but to be honest i had to keep in mind boxing so they will be done but probably on another day when im doing sprints or something!
as a circuit
repeat 4 times
Finished with plank hold for 1 minute
Boxing was great tonight really enjoyed it. 15 minutes conditioning(running, sprints, punch out drills , burpees, bodyweight stuff) and then 45 mins boxing drills. Great workout and loved it just need to try and get there more often!
All in all a great day training wise! Shame about all the shit food iv just ate! But in the calories in vs calories out department i think ill be ok ;-D. Next week going to eat better again.
I went out today with the family for a roast carvery for my sisters birthday. It was really nice and made a change. It meant i was going to get to the gym a bit later on my day off but thats ok! Im trying to have a life these days too!
Mini GPP Circuit
30 second drills on each no rest at all for 10 mins
1 min on each exercise no rest until designated rest period repeat 5 times
I finished up with farmers walk basically 2 heavy dumbbells (2x 28kg)
I just walk up and down a set distance, i reckon its about 40m but its irrelevant really i did it 4 x, the 3,2,1 and it burns the forearms and shoulders like hell! Great exercise going to do it more often on the end of workouts i reckon!
Today was my day off… well sort of! I had to attend a course about swimming pools! It was incredibly interesting…
Anyway got a workout in afterwards! It was a bit of a hashed together from days that i missed on the weekend and a sprint workout. It didnt turn out too bad and i feel iv had a good simple effective session.
* For the agility sprints i basically put out 5 cones , 4 in a square and one roughly 10 meters straight on from the top left corner cone. Starting about 10 meters back from the bottom left cone you sprint as fast as possible, touch the bottom of that cone and “explode” and touch the bottom of each cone going bottom left - bottom right - top right - top left - straight sprint to last cone jog back and repeat. Its quite simple just complicated to explain. I reckon this would work just as effectively in any pattern and i think i will mix it up every so often.
I finished up with a core work out
Core Circuit (little to no rest between exercises)
repeated 4 times
Iv started my new regime and after a crappy day managed to do 2 training sessions back to back weights and then boxing!!!…. that feels better! Hopefully now im over this bit of man flu ill be back on it and improve. Will post up my routines and some notes later on and as i do them over the next few weeks for those interested.
Plato (via thespartanwarrior)