Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Getting Back Into Routine!

So it's been a while since I've posted something on this blog, and that's because I've been lazy. I felt it was troublesome to keep updating the blog so I decided to take a break. However, I noticed that once I took a break from the blog, I took a break from doing everything right. My workouts were not as focused and my eating was way out of whack. But that will change today!

For the past two weeks or so, I've been relatively eating healthy. However I've started eating more carbs and fatty foods too. Ate out a couple times because of my birthday and friends that came back from college. But I realized I can't blame anyone for what I did, so eh my mistakes. Learn from the past to better your future right?

I'm currently using this split:

Monday: Chest + Cardio
Tuesday: Back + Cardio
Weds: Shoulders and Legs
Thursday: Chest + Cardio
Friday: Back + Cardio
Saturday: Shoulders + Legs
Sunday: Arms + Cardio

I decided that on legs days, I won't really be lifting heavy weights anymore. I already have really big legs and although they are not toned yet, I don't really want them to get bigger. So I decided to do more bodyweight exercises at a high intensity to count it as my cardio for the day. My last workout consisted of 100 squats with a 5 pound medicine ball, where every time I stood up I threw the ball to my partner, and then he threw it back before I squat down again. I also did 100 jumps and 100 switchkicks? But that was just a little test run to see how this new method will work. Since I'm on the hefty side, I think this will work for the next month or so before I will start implementing weighted squats and such back into my program.

However, today's workout was chest.

Dumbbell Press:
1 set warmup; 25lbs.
2 sets 10 reps 35 lbs.
2 sets 8 reps 45 lbs.
1 set 6 reps 55 lbs.

2 sets 10 reps 45 lbs.
3 sets 10 reps 40 lbs.

Incline Dumbbell Press:
1 set 10 reps 35 lbs.

Chest Flyes:
5 sets 12 reps 60lbs.

No cardio...

So, today's workout kind of made me upset. The good thing was that I saw an increase in weights on my dumbbell press, so I was kind of happy about that. What made me mad, was the amount of people in the gym and how inconsiderate they were. After 1 set of incline press, I went to get a drink of water and BOOM! someone was working where I sat. I left for a good 30 seconds? The guy wasn't willing to work sets with me so I just decided to go do chest flyes. Tried to do incline later, but they were all filled. Me being the impatient kid as I am, decided to just call it a day and do some cardio. Treadmills were all filled, bikes were all taken, and even the 1 rowing machine was taken. NO ONE EVER TAKES THE ROWING MACHINE! Sad thing was, the girl just sat there talking to her friends and texting on her phone. I waited about 5 minutes and then asked her when she was done. She just replied oh, I'm not done yet. I just got fed up, headed to the sauna and headed home.


I think I'm going to start going in the morning now. Since all my workout partners fake on me all the time.

So I wanted to ask, does anyone go to the sauna or hot tub after their workouts? I read that each has their own benefits but I wanted to just see if anyone really uses these methods and has seen results.


  1. heya man,
    in answer to your question on hanh's page,
    what i would do personally is drop the weight and work them instead, just until you build up the support muscles in your shoulders.

    hope that is some good to you

  2. hey thanks! i'll try and do that on my next chest workout and see if it helps!

  3. hey man good job on staying motivated! to lose weight i would keep the rep range from 15-8 and personally i think you're going to the gym too much!

    consider doing a full body workout 3-4 times a week or a upper body and lower body split. that way your workouts are more intense and use more muscles so it burns more fat