Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Loosing Gains, food...

It was clear that many of my workouts were tearing me down. I been working long hours at work, been dealing with a sick horse and assisting a friend move. While trying to move myself.

Although I do love a challenge, there are times that I felt like giving up. I decided to make most of my bodybuildling workouts shorter and stick to circuits. Make it more interesting at least until my body had time to heal and get used to the two impending workouts I keep throwing at it. What people don't understand is you spend all this time building and if you don't keep at it with workouts and eating a proper balanced diet you cannot keep those gains.

I probably should of thought about this better and planned it like I normally would have. But life happens, I forgot to keep up eating like I was and my intensity as well as my energy levels have decreased. I'm used to eating 6 times a day. To many people that might seem like a lot, but in reality its not. They are small lunch portions, not talking the typical American sized uber portions on a dinner plate.

While moving friends, and dealing with other issues with my horse, I didn't have time to prep better and pretty much just ate what I had or whatever we could pick up. Talk about a Failure to prep. I'm human. I know better and I will work better to fix the situation. Since I know I have lost some muscle in the process. Not only loosing gains, which seems sacrilege in itself, my energy has decreased and my sleeping patterns have suffered.

Constructing more of a concrete plan in order to succeed and be able to fully do crossfit and my regular workouts. Of course its going to suck, of course its going to be hard and OF COURSE this will hurt. I want it to hurt, and feel sore. But in reality if I am not feeding my body properly I am not doing myself or anyone around me any service.

Intake not only has a lot fuel for body, but without the proper fuel, timing, before/after workouts, your mood, emotions can be heavily affected. So in reality, if your hungry eat. Plan it. If you have to schedule it do it. Carry a cooler. Make lots of left overs and brings your meals everywhere. Looks like Tupperware container hell is in my future.

Until next time, eat up, look up new recipes and keep downing the protein! Don't loose them gains!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Arms arms arms

Triceps, Biceps and Shoulders. For most part was todays workout:

3 X to fail

Tricep pushdown with bar
Tricep ext
Tricep over head exts 1 arm--
Biceps cable curls with bar
Bicep Dumbbell curl
Inside grip BB curls
Outside grip BB curls
SIde Lat Raises
Front Raises
Overhead shoulder press on smithmachine, in front and behind head--superset.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Legs again.


Leg press (got to 425 today!!)
Calf raises
Pushups decline/incline off ball
Pyramid style did about 6 sets til' fail:

Front shoulder press (on smith)
Behind shoulder press (on smith)
DB bicep curls
Single arm bicep cable curls
4 X 12-15

Overhead Tricep Ext
Dips w/ weight
Back Ext with Weight
DB rows
Upper Chest cable flyes
Mid Level Chest cables flyes
Abs-- 3X15


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Kickin' it Cross fit style this week

I think a Crossfit WOD is in order to spice this week up. Mix it up!

Barbell Deadlift Barbell DeadliftBarbell Deadlift (at 1.5 body weight)
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 reps
Power Clean from Blocks Power Clean from BlocksPower Clean (at .75 body weight)
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 reps
Barbell Bench Press - Medium Grip Barbell Bench Press - Medium GripBarbell Bench Press - Medium Grip (at body weight)
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 reps


Friday, August 1, 2014

Crossfit Kicks my A$$

I been getting bored with bodybuildling. I love the feeling and working on my body, but the fact of the matter I am bored. I'm stuck at a certain zone and although I have gotten my body further then I have ever gotten it in the last 24 months-- I really need to get out of this funky zone and try new things. I had a great friend help me out, which I always like to pay forward to others since I have great passion for it.

Well-- new things are scary. They can hurt, probably end up needing ice and better knee supports in the long run. But hey--no one says these things are going to be easy right.

Decided to check out a local Crossfit place though, I heard they were the best and the toughest in the area so why not, can't be that bad right? The coach first of all invited me to watch the class.

How did I feel my first steps in? Intimidated. Only way I could describe it. Their warm up alone would kill MOST mortal beings, let along continuing through the actually WOD (workout of the day..) O yea-- did I tell you need to run.. Yes, my favorite thing in the world. But regardless of my thought process, the 15 people in the class looked pretty badass, many of the things I knew obviously, just different techniques.

Everyone was actually pretty welcoming and I was invited in to join. The WOD they had me do after the intense warm up was "Helen".
21X17X9 3X's
Run 400 meters
Kettlebell swings

Although it may seem short, o yea thats it? Well think again. After the first time around after you're almost completed the 400 meter run you start to think.."O Dam, I have to do this again..." You reach into your mind and pull out more strength then you thought you had, telling your body to shut up that you can do it. Its all a mind game. No reason for me not to be able to finish.

When all said and done, I didn't die. I didn't fall over. Was it hard? YES, it was. Will I do it again? Hell ya! Signing up for a new gym to push my body to the next level. Who knows what I am capable of. Apparently I have only scratched the surface and with hard work, dedication, blood, sweat, tears a newer stronger, improved, self always comes out on the other side. I'm actually really excited to see my results in 12 weeks, as well as trying out some competitions.