2013 Week 3 Day 1 – Chest & Back
I was sick all week last week. I didn’t want to risk running my immune system down any further just to “stay on track” with a workout program. This week is technically my week 2. I have a touch of a stomach bug, but nothing that is really killing me, just annoying me.
I know some of you are following along, so I’ll start attaching my program as a PDF so you’ll have it. I’m also assuming if you are following me you are mostly a “beginner”. I’ll add the links to the exercises in the PDF as well. I hope that will help you. BUT remember, these workouts are designed for me, for my specific needs and wants – yours may be completely different. Oh, and as always check with your physician before beginning any physical activities. ;)
2013 WEEK 1-3 Exercise Program (no exercise links) - If you have questions on an exercise ask me!
Yesterday was chest and back day. I was running on low carbs, which is why I really wanted my workouts on Sunday not Monday (my low carb day). My workout seemed a little tougher than the first week, but I managed just fine. Afterwards I hopped on the dreadmill for 30 minutes. Just a 3 mph. stroll. I could assess where my cardio levels have dropped to. I figured although I’m not focusing on cardio right now, one of the differences from the end of last year where I was losing consistently is my activity level. I was more active, running errands, training the basketball team and such – more movement. The walking will supplement that slight drop in activity.
As far as the imbalances I had mentioned previously, I’ve decided it’s all pretty relative. If I’m lifting for the weak side rather than the stronger side, the imbalances will correct themselves over time because the weaker side will essentially be doing more work than the stronger side. There are also tightness issues that are playing a role here too. You can’t have one without the other. I know for certain my overused side has a very tight psoas and hip flexor issue. I’m working on this as well.
On the weight side of things… as of today (and after the stomach bug) I’ve dropped a couple more pounds. After getting my crap back together my weight went all over the place. I’m not sure what that was about, but let’s hope it’s the excuse of the body trying to adjust and hormones and everything else related to a sudden change… or a sudden consistency. The first thing I had to change was eating MORE!
51.4 of 54 pounds to go!