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!
Yesterday i got in the gym and did pure conditioning. I wasnt feeling the energy after being off due to a cold last week. But i went through the motions and feel better for it today!
Every second minute for 20 minutes (10 rounds) no break between exercises start the routine every 2 minutes
Kettle Bell 12.5 kg
one minute on each
Just repeated 3 times today
3 x 3 minute rounds (KILLER)
And that was it i did some more skipping . last couple days iv taken it easy but i must remember good quality core work and flexibility at the end of sessions and not neglect it!
Well sometimes you just dont know why it happens but today i was really motivated. I was full of cold but for some reason my mind was switched on to training mode today! Tried some new things too today which i really like! I am now truly shattered!
Work Capacity Circuit
Bascially start the circuit every 2 minutes for 20 minutes (10 rounds). No break between exercises you rest once you have done all 4 exercises until the next 2nd minute and start again! This really increases your ability to keep working!
Kettle Bell Circuit
using a 16.5 kg kettle bell
1 minute on each of
rest one minute i repeated circuit 4 times.
” Sled Drags”
Iv been wanting to do these for a while! Its basically a weighted sled which you either push or pull with maximum effort! However i have no sled so had to be a bit inventive.
The gym i use have these weighted rubber tubes called Vipr’s.
I grabbed two 20kg ones (the heaviest theyve got). Got a couple of straps and then i had a weighted i could drag either running backwards or sprinting forwards!
….i then got told off for making too much noise!!!
That was pretty much it for the conditioning aspect!
Some more skipping before going onto ab work
I also made sure today i had a goood flexibility and foam roll!
If i was off all the time (from work) just think what i could do :-) ….. unfortunately im not and now in for 10 days straight!
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!!
What a lovely evening to get punched in the face. Gotta love that boxin feeling!
When i got out of work this afternoon i was (still am) knackered! But got my workout in and considering how tired i was im pretty pleased!
GPP Workout 10 mins
30 seconds each exercise
repeat 5 times (10 Mins)
repeated 4 times (20 Mins)
Chin Ups 12 x 3, 10 x 1 (46)
Bench Press 20 Kg 40,30,20,10
Repeat 3 times
Finish with 1 plank hold for 1 minute
Yesterday i wanted to get in a quality day of conditioning work before having a day or 2 off (depending how i feel). Well i achieved that i worked very hard even if i do say so myself.
Each exercise 1 minute repeated circuit 5 times
repeated 3 times
Finished with Chin Ups 10 x 4
Plank Hold for 1 minute
Tonight was awesome. I went hell for leather straight away and started fading before the half way mark! It took alot of mental focus to come back and i eventually got my second wind after thinking i was going to throw up! Really good and still buzzing from it!
Unfortunately its the last bootcamp for the forseeable :-( i can do the same stuff and i train as hard as i can but theres nothing like having someone else pushing you to your limit, with the best intentions in the world you cant push yourself to breaking point! For me having someone pushing me and showing them they can’t break me gets me that extra % 1 and thats all the difference!
Im going to roughly write up what bootcamp involved tonight as i dont normally but its the last one so id like people to know what it involves. Its nothing magical its just like i said the environment that pushes you that bit harder!
All OF IT IS NON-STOP NO BREAKS!!!
It changes week to week and its a great class i cant wait until its back and will endeavour to keep the same intensity in my workouts!
Im determined to get back to boxing tomorrow so its another time of the week ill be being pushed to my limits! I really want to use my training for a purpose and that means a fight! Its just work getting in the way. Im a strong believer in you can play football , rugby ect…. YOU CAN’T play at boxing. So if i cant train multiple times a week and give it my all then i wont step into the ring for the hell of it!
Anyway sorry for the lengthy post
Right really felt alot better today. Works been busy so takes your mind of things. So mentally felt a bit more focused and wasnt thinking about lot of shit that should be in the past! Unfortunately thats just changed as i got through the door and forced to face it again! But thats another story and after my workout so the training was good!
repeat circuit 4 times
And that was it felt great afterwards up until now! Owel never mind just need to be working and training! No time to think!
Yesterday i wanted to just do some conditioning to end my workout week. I planned to take it easy but i got dragged into a circuit at the end of my already knackered workout. Feel good for it though this morning and after a rest today will be really up for bootcamp tomorrow!!
at this point i was thinking of doing some more core work and push ups. i managed to get roped into a circuit training class for work as it was an open day so i couldnt really refuse! It was pretty good! I enjoyed it and might do the same circuit myself sometimes
we just did it twice but after my workout i was goosed! Was told i need to work on bending my knees more by the trainers so going to work on this. However i do have my reasons why i wasn’t and it probably looked like i was trying to get out of it. But no excuses i will work on it but i do know my legs are strong and i can do it no problems when fresh. But all good experience!