Ok, for like my fifth post today… I’m still running on the excitement of the potential of the next 28 days! Will try to calm down and post less tomorrow.
Just got back from the gym for workout #1:
Front Squat: 105 lb, 4 sets of 5
Assisted Chin-Up: 15 lb. assist for 5, 3, 3 then 25 lb. assist for 4, 3, 2
Dumbbell Bench Press: 35 lb. dumbbells (70 lb. total) for 4 sets of 5
Ab-Wheel Rollout: Four sets of 5
NEPA: 20 min. walking between the metro and the office, 10 min. 4 mph with incline of 5 on the treadmill.
All the weights except for the chins were too light. I was stopping at 5 on the first sets because I had already decided to do the 20 reps in four sets of 5, but I could have done way more. So, they’ll all go up next time.
The chins worked out pretty well, and I think I’m going to do the same assisting weight change mid-workout next time. I just lose strength so quickly in my upper body that I want to take advantage of it when it’s there in the first couple sets. Does that make sense?
Anyway, I definitely didn’t kick my butt enough today. Monday I’ll step it up. Considering following tpadgorak’s lead and doing the Advanced V-challenge even though I’m doing the Intermediate lifting workouts.
Actually, I’m considering just switching to the Advanced program altogether. Would have to swap out overhead squats and handstand pushups, though, because I can’t do them well enough. Maybe I should stick with Intermediate. I just don’t want to be taking the easy road, you know? That’s not what this month is about.
Diet-wise, today has been fine. I anticipate the low calories really hitting me this weekend, though.