Today I had a great upper body workout. I love the intensity that is added by the 21's and 1-1/2's that I am asked to do. I wind up feeling those in my muscles for days afterwards. Much longer than I would if I did my reps the normal way.
I got a call two days ago from Carlos and my Quad Blaster is on its way to me. I will pose with it for a picture when it arrives and later, after I figure out how to use it, I will video myself using it. I may video my next set of deadlifts on Monday and post those for you all to see. It can be sheer agony!
Today was a “wow” day because so many different revealations came to mind. After viewing the awesome “reveal” by Mike Groom (Mike: Aussie Bodybuilder) I realized that maybe I need to work a little harder at things. If you haven't seen his reveal, go check it out. He has made some truly impressive progress. I honestly believe alot of it has to do with his hard work on the nutritional front and even more so to do with his heavy lifting. I am with him on both issues. Perhaps I've turned the corner, but only time will tell.
I am really looking forward to the coming week. It is interesting how the mind works. Yet another revealation came to me. I have to go to Seattle for a day (yes…just there and back in one day) and I was able to pick any day this coming week. I picked Wednesday because it is a cardio only day. Can you believe that I would pick my travel day based upon my workout schedule? I can't go on Monday (holiday) or Tuesday (workout day) or Thursday (workout day) and I don't want to go on Friday, so that left me with Wednesday.
The final revealation is that I am in total control. I am my own personal trainer 24 hours a day. The progress I make is completely up to me. I am with Mike Groom (Mike: Aussie Bodybuilder) when he says he isn't going to get obssessive about this transformation stuff. I am with him because I think the only way to make it last is to not get obssessive. If you get obssessive you are stuck with that way of life forever if you are going to maintain the changes you make. However, if you do things with moderation and take the slow and steady path, you will be able to maintain the gains you make. Some may disagree, but I honestly believe this is the right path to be on. Yes, sometimes you want to be that person with the completely amazing transformation under your belt, but there are stats that show most of those people gain back every single pound they lose and then some. I am not interested in becoming one of those statistics. Slow and steady will win the race for me.
On a sidenote, I ordered Muscle Revolution by Chad Waterbury today.
|Week Begins 5/18/2008|
|M1 *||5:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||5:30 a.m.|
|M2 *||8:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||8:30 a.m.|
|M3 *||11:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||11:30 a.m.|
|M4 *||2:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||2:30 p.m.|
|M5 *||5:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||5:30 p.m.|
|M6 *||7:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.|
|Water *||264 oz||240 oz||240 oz||240 oz||240 oz|
|Post-workout nutrition *||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Pre-sleep nutrition *||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Cals within 5% (+/-) *||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Target Ratios (C/P/F)||30/50/20||30/50/20||20/60/20||10/70/20||20/60/20||40/40/20||40/40/20|
|Mission 2 Total Complete||15||30||45||60||75|
|Mission 2 Total Possible||15||30||45||60||75|
|* = Counts towards total|
My upper body workout is extremely intense these days. There are alot of special techniques being thrown in to stimulate the muscles while working the stabilizers. I am really looking forward to the 25 week muscle building portion of this system. It is so much fun to do the workouts and they keep me involved the entire time.
This is my current workout routine. For more information, click the image above.
Thought for the Day:
Agree or disagree, keeping an open mind is the key to your future success.
Question of the Day:
Slow and steady or obssessive? Comment this post with your answer.
Until tomorrow…GET BACK TO LIFTING!