I've really been working hard on my squats and today I felt very strong as I did my front squats. It took me a little while before I had the form down correctly for holding the bar as I did these, but now that I have that down, I was able to up my weight quite alot from the last workout:
Front Squats (ss)
155×8; 155×8; 155×8
Wide grip seated cable row (ss)
140×8; 140×8; 140×8
I made sure to do the cable rows with a slow rhythm and full range of motion. I found that I immediately felt the muscles working harder than my last workout. The extra 5 pounds didn't hurt either.
Barbell push press (ss)
105×8; 105×8; 105×8
Supine hip extension with leg curl (ss)
18; 18; 18
My hamstrings burned after the supine hip extensions. Those are great for the hamstrings!
Dynamic Lunges (ss)
35×8; 35×8; 35×8
Upper Body Russian Twist (ss)
10; 10; 10
Yet another great heart pumping and muscle pumping workout. I've managed to up my weights alot and for that, I'm extremely proud.
Today I was pretty tempted to eat some sausage for lunch. I examined the package and when I read “15 g. of fat per serving” I decided to skip it and eat some lean ground turkey instead. What a wake up call! At the same time, I was proud of myself for not giving in to the temptation because the sausage sure sounded yummy!
I'm going to be upping my frequency of cardio exercise starting on Sunday. After my Sunday workout, I will be done with Fat Loss II. I am supposed to take the rest of the week off, but I plan to do some extra cardio.
In doing some soul searching, I've realized that my weight workouts for the past few months have been awesome, but the results I've seen from a fat loss standpoint haven't been what I want. This is because I have not been strict enough about nutrition and I haven't done enough cardio. The nutrition is under control this week and it is now time to focus on the cardio. Those two simple adjustments should help me to see some amazing gains. I have a positive attitude and that is probably a big part of the battle I am facing.
Tomorrow I will take some pictures and post them here. I will then do my best to take weekly photos. Thanks for reading!