Yesterdays workout wasn’t going to happen, as I had been sat down all day doing some spreadsheet stuff at work. By the time I got home mid afternoon I was so demotivated and lethargic, I just thought meh not gunna happen today.
But as normally happens (not always though) once I get changed into my fitness gear and put on some tunes, my brain sends out some funky drugs for my body to get energy from!
Within 10 minutes of getting changed and putting on my tunes I was ready to go, thanks brain!
This is what I did yesterday, which is what I call my assistance day. The movements are pretty much all accessories to my two other main workouts, but I do them in between the two main workouts as I’m normally too whacked from the compound lifts to do much else than I already do, plus I like to keep my workouts to around 45-55 mins, anything more and I get tired, but also bored lol.
|Weight Chin Up||8,8,7,7||1kg,2kg,3kg,4kg|
|Dumbbell Static Lunge||12,10,10||5kg,7.5kg,10kg|
|Overhead Tricep Press||12,10,10||7.5kg,10kg,12.5kg|
|Barbell Good Mornings||12,10,8||31.5kg,36.5kg,41.5kg|
So considering I wasn’t going to do the workout, I’m pretty chuffed with the end result.
On the chin ups I usually start with the heaviest weight I’m doing and then work my way down to the lightest weight for the last set. I think I remember doing 1 chin up with a 20kg weight last year sometime, but there’s no point trying that now, I’m lighter and weaker than last year, but it’ll come some time this year, I’ve no doubt about that.
The lunges, tricep presses and curls all had a few extra reps on the last two sets, so I’m going to add a little weight to them next time, but I’m leaving the chin ups the same for the next time as I only just got my chin over the bar on the last rep of the last set, so I think one more workout and then I’ll try for eight reps across all four sets.
I also added back into the accessory day some barbell good mornings. I forgot how much I enjoy doing them. I went quite light to kick things off as I didn’t want to pull anything, but all went well and the weight seemed quite light so I’ll up it by a few kg’s next time and see how it feels.
So one more workout this week and I’ll have done three workouts for the week, which is sweet, but nothing to get excited about, as until the end of May it’s a workout every other day.
I’ve finished putting together my plan for the coming three months and in total including this week, I’m aiming for 43 workouts for this stint.
Whether I hit that is another matter, but I’ve got the bit between my teeth again and it’s time to get my old strong body back and more, so the only thing stopping me will be illness or death, both of which I’m hopeful of avoiding pmsl.
I’ve worked out my calorie intake, which is probably the most interesting part for me this time round.
I mostly know how the lifting will go, because I’ve done it before, although come around mid April I will be lifting weights that I haven’t done before, but I’m ok with that.
The calories is most interesting this time round because I haven’t been as inactive during the day as I am now for almost 9 years.
Having worked outdoors for 7-8 years I obviously burnt a lot of calories and this was always my issue when it came to lifting. I just never really ate enough, nor did I want to spend the day shoving food down my neck, so this was partly one of the reasons what I didn’t get as big as I’ve always wanted to.
But now I’m in a less active job, I’ll need less food obviously and that means I should have more calories available for growing muscle. Well, either that or getting fat pmsl.
I’m going to be logging all my food on MyFitnessPal again too, which will allow me to track exactly what I’m eating, which in turn will allow me to make the neccesary adjustments if I’m feeling tired from the lack of food, or starting to put on too much body fat etc.
I’ll share the link to my logs in case anyone reading this fancies a nose at what I eat, but I’ll warn anyone reading now, that I eat the way I want to eat, foods I enjoy the most and foods that get the job done for me.
Basically what that means is that I in no way recommend that people eat the way I do, I hate vegetables, I hate most meals that other people eat and so I eat the way I like and the foods I like.
I prefer to get the nutrients that others get from vegetables from pills and juices rather than eat actual vegetables. Is that the healthiest choice, nope. Is it what makes me the happiest, fuck yeah!
And for me that is what’s most important when it comes to long term health and fitness, doing what makes you happiest.
If I come up against some health issues later down the line, then fine, I’ll deal with them if/when they crop up, but until then I’ll continue eating the things and the way that I enjoy the most.
What that doesn’t mean, is that I eat shit, because I don’t. I just don’t eat a lot of vegetables, because I hate the taste of them, end of.
Anyway, that’s enough of that, this was supposed to be a short post, so I’m fucking off.
Until next time…