My training sessions have been pretty consistent and never what I would consider a piece of cake, but slight changes to the level of intensity and I’m already sore from yesterday. Nevertheless, I have to keep going.
Day 2. Normally the day following a full body workout we would isolate my upper body. However, since I was convinced to forgo training tomorrow and try out a new power yoga instructor at Body Blocks, we’ve decided to hit legs pretty hard.
Today I trained with Paul, my designated Body Blocks trainer who is in charge of helping me set my goals and track my progress. We went over my diet from last week and since I have been putting off food shopping until I receive my new nutrition guidelines (in fear that I would buy a bunch of food that I am now supposed to avoid) Paul agreed to have a complete diet plan for me by tomorrow evening. Taking a look at what I am currently eating and making adjustments according to my bodies needs as well as a hectic work schedule will help me really eat away that fat.
Something I have learned over the last year and a half that I don’t think a lot of people have come to terms with yet, is that hitting the gym alone is not going to give you the body you dream of. Diet has a greater affect on our outcome than we’d like to admit. When I say diet I am not referring to all of those crazy fad diets you hear about all the time. I’m simply talking about what you eat on a daily basis. Check out this blog “The Taboo About Diets”, it may help you wrap your head around what the word diet really means.
Any-who, I must say I can’t wait for yoga tomorrow as I am hoping it will give me a good stretch because boy am I feeling it already.
So lets check out the leg workout that I’m sure I will feel in morning.
:: 5 minutes Jacobs Ladder 85-90 ft/min ::
1st two rounds:
- Power Plate lunge with step – 25lb dumbbells (held suitcase style in each hand) – static hold High @40 :30 per leg
- Power Plate step back lunge alternating – Low @35 for :60 total
:: 2 minutes cardio incline 20 resistance 80 ::
2nd two rounds:
- side lunge with knee raise on step – 15 each leg
- squat walking side-step with resistance band – 10 down & 10 back
Next two rounds:
- freeFORM side lunge to back lunge – 12 reps per leg
- leg raises – 20 reps
- sit-ups – 20 reps
- single leg squats on BOSU Ball – 15 reps per leg
- flip BOSU & stand on platform side for squats – 15 reps – hold squat :05 – pulse :15 – hold :05 – 15 reps
Last 2 rounds:
- leg raises – 15 reps
- crunches – 15 reps
- freeFORM rollout – 12 reps
- Stability Ball plank – :60
- leg raises – 10 reps – low pulses :10 – 10 reps
As always, feel free to shoot any questions my way. The type of compound movements involved in these training sessions are best done with supervision to in some instances spot or support you or to make sure you are completing the movement with the correctly. Using incorrect form can make an exercise less effective or may even cause harm. So use caution!
I’m hoping to report a great yoga session tomorrow that really stretched me out! Oh, and I won’t forget my new diet plan!