Tuesday, 22 March 2011

How typical?

I had today set out in my head just fine.

7:00am wake up, bath ect.
Breakfast - A plain omelette made with fresh eggs (We own chickens so they dont come any fresher)
                  2 bananas & a 250ml glass of water mixed with 1 serving of creatine powder.

A 2 mile power walk to my gym for 10am followed with todays workout:

Warm up -5 minutes extensive stretching followed by a 2 mile treadmill run with varying speeds and incline & a mile cycle on a recumbent bike also varying in resistance and inclines.

Main session (machines) - 4 sets - 10 reps: Chest Press, Shoulder Press, Lateral Pulldown, Verticle Traction.
                       4 sets - 10 reps: Standing two handed row, standing tricep extensions, standing dual hand pulls.
                       2 sets - 15 reps: Assisted pull ups, assisted tricep dips, assisted wide shoulder pull ups.

Sub session (free weights) - 4 sets - 10 reps: Bench press (with smith machine), dead lifts, bicep curls, barbell curls.

ALL above sets have a 15 second rest period between them along with a 2 minute rest period between each machine.

Burnout session (boxing) - 5 minutes (split into 2,2,1) of various punch combinations against a boxing bag. The first 2 minutes consist of power 2hit punches. The second 2 of speedy combinations and the final minute is just an all out attack on the bag.

Whilst working out I consume roughly 3-4 liters of water, ALWAYS stay sufficiently hydrated to ensure maximum concentration.

After a quick shower... lunch! 4 chicken steaks (im not entirely sure on individual weight) a 250g serving of salad consisting of; sliced cucumber, tomato's, lettuce, sweetcorn & onions along with another 250ml glass of water with 1 serving of creatine powder.

An afternoon of doing simply whatever and a pretty large dinner:

750g portion of tuna & pasta bake along with a 250g serving of salad (the same as lunch).

HOWEVER. Today I was hit with a stomach bug, so I spent the day doing laundry, sleeping & texting my girlfriend. So everything planned today is happening tomorrow instead.

During the evenings I'll do 5 sets of 20 push ups & sit ups. Finally settling down to watch the Sabres games as they take on Montreal.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Lazy morning - Hard afternoon

Good morning / afternoon / evening, how are you? 

My day, fairly enjoyable. I started the third week of my diet today which has consisted of meats, fruits, vegetables, omelette's and creatine shakes. While it doesn't sound like the most attractive diet plan for a 4 week period I'm starting to enjoy the colourful combinations of meals each day and thinking about extending it for another month.

My 4 day on 3 day off workout routine is continuing also, although im contemplating making it 5 on 2 off just to push my body even harder and hopefully see results faster. Im starting to see results already which im pretty excited about. Its nothing major, I can see my arms are a little bigger along with my shoulders. Due to the diet change and cutting out all the crap I can honestly say I feel a lot fresher. I haven't felt the energy "drop off" after eating some insanely sugary or a fizzy drink in quite some time - cutting out breads, chips etc means I no longer feel bloated and stuffed.

I'm thinking about posting my daily workout routines along with gradual pictures of my progress & my meal plans for each day in case any of you guys are interested? Let me know below!

Peace out.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Starting over...

Urghh, so my last blog was disabled due to some reason to do with traffic. I didnt understand it entirely but didnt question it either... So this is me, starting again.

More to follow...