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Saturday, March 3, 2012

52 Weeks of Fitness: Week 8 Recap

For the year of 2012, I have made a yearlong commitment to better fitness and health that will change my life forever. The way I see it, I've been "talking the talk" for way too long - it's about time I start walking. The plan is to use workouts from The New Rules of Lifting, gradually start eating better, run (either HIIT or for distance) on off-days, and do Kelly Starrett's Mobility WOD Project  Workouts. Here's how I fared this week:


This was Week Four of Six in the New Rules' "Hypertrophy I" Phase. The Hypertrophy point is where muscle-building takes center stage, so it's time to GET SWOLE. 

On Monday I had to skip a workout, but I still managed to squeeze in some bodyweight stuff at home (moving between explosive and superslow pushups, bodyweight rows, handstand walkouts, etc).

Wednesday I threw up more weight than I have before on a "B" workout. Feels good to squat and deadlift just 10 pounds more!

Friday I got to hit the gym for an "A" workout again. No progress to report here.


I decided to start bulking a bit, since this is the hypertrophy phase. Chocolate milk is my new best friend.


Did some sprinting on Wednesday with the sloppiest form EVER. Not sure if it's my crappy form in general (likely) or just the way I was feeling after working out (also likely)

I also did a Tabata style workout (20 sec all-out, 10 sec low intensity "working rest") on the rower on Friday.

Mobility WOD:

Still not keeping up with these... I have had a bunch of random expenses crop up, and I need to purchase some basic equipment to continue through the MWOD workouts. So I'll have to jump back on after I weather this storm.

That's all for Week 8, just 44 more to go!

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