It has been a good while since I’ve updated this blog, and between being extremely busy with work, and playing a lot of South Park: The Stick of Truth on my Xbox (It’s fucking amazing by the way) I’ve simply not had a moment.
Anyway, Since I last wrote this blog, I can (and yes, this is even a surprise to me) report that I’ve been keeping up with my training, and have progressed. Tomorrow morning however, I will be changing my training plan, to continue to maximise my gains. (and fat losses) – but more on that later.
So, the plan that I have been working to started out as this
|Sumo Dumbbell Squat||24kg||10||2||26kg||10||3|
|Dumbbell Lunges||14kg||18 (9 on each leg)||3||16kg||20 (10 on each leg)||3|
|Barbell Bench Press||30kg||8||4||30kg||8||4|
|Barbell Standing Military Press||20kg||12||4||25kg||12||4|
|Barbell Reverse Grip Bent over Row||25kg||12||4||40kg||10||3|
|Alternating Dumbell Bicep Curls||12kg||10 each arm||4|
As you can see, I’ve managed to make some progress with this and I’ve also added some alternating biceps curls, however I’ve been finding that doing this same routine every other day a bit cumbersome, and now that my body weight has come down – it was 15st 5lbs last Saturday, before G and I celebrated with Burgers and three different types of chips.. yeah yeah, I know…
Anyway, so now I’m thinking I want to really start targeting areas and building up my arms and chest and what I have been doing, whereas I’ve seen some gains, and a change in my body, I really want to start pushing myself a little further. So, I’ve got a new plan (which you can download and take a look through here.
Unlike when I stated training, I have no problem with confidence here. The only exercise I am slightly worried about is the Barbell Squat, but I’ve been looking online and have watched several videos of how to do one properly.
(for those of you who don’t know…)
As dieting goes, I don’t find myself being careful – eating healthy balanced food now just seems like second nature. I do eat a lot of protein, oats, salad, vegetables – I try to stay away from white bread (especially for lent) and also fizzy drinks. – I have treated myself to the odd glass of Prosecco though :)
On the Supplements side of things, I have read so much online and it’s quite astonishing the amount of bullshit there is online, so here’s what I’m taking at the moment
Pre-workout (6.15am): 5g BCAAs, 200mg Caffeine – the caffeine really is to wake me up, Mega Green Tea Extract
Since taking the Green Tea Extract I have found that I sweat a lot more when I train, and sometimes I get chills, particularly in my legs towards the end of a workout, I do push through, but I’m not sure if this is a side effect, or what?! If you’re reading this and can give me a explanation, I’d appreciate it!
Post-workout (7.45am): 60g Total Protein (choc smooth is sooo lovely, my new favourite flavour), 5g BCAAs
Around Noon – 60 Total Protein (again)
30 mins before going to sleep (around 9.15pm) 60g of Bedtime Extreme - Now, I’ve only been taking this for a week, but it’s supposed to aid recovery and help muscles grow, as it contains a form of protein that is released slowly throughout the night. The reviews are good, and to be honest, I can’t complain.
So this was taken on the 22nd March, I have a very very long way to go, but I’m really pleased that I can see some difference in my body. I’ve come a long way from starving myself on the Cambridge Diet 6 months ago.