Saturday, July 30, 2005

A Good Start

So far everything has been going well...

I got myself a stopwatch about a few weeks ago, to keep track of my time in between sets. I found that sometimes I'd wait too long, or sometimes not long enough. Either giving myself too much time to cool down, or not enough time to recoup. So since doing this, and pacing myself, I've notice bigger gains in my weights week to week, and in my energy levels as well. It did cut my weight that I was lifting down a little in the beginning, but I'm quickly getting back up to the weight I was lifting before. This is also in part, due to my having just returned from no upper body workouts for a little over a month.

I'm currently working a body part a day, with one full day off a week. I am trying to build my legs up a little more right now, so they get two days a week.

The current schedule is as follows:

DAY 1: Cardio - Abs - Back
DAY2: Cardio - Abs - Chest
Day 3: Cardio - Obliques/Lower Back - Legs
Day 4: Cardio - Abs - Shoulders
Day 5: Cardio - Abs - Bis/Tris
Day 6: Cardio - Obliques/Lower Back - Legs
Day 7: REST!!!

The upper body gets about 3 out of the 7 days to rest. 2 of which are consecutive. Legs get 1 day on, 2 days off, 1 day on, 3 days off.

I used to combine arms with their appropriate counterparts such as: Back/Bis, and Chest/Tris. But this routine is currently working for me. It allows more time to spend my energy focusing on one specific body part, and attacking it from all angles.
I may even go so far as to split Bis, and Tris apart, which I used to do, but we'll see. Right now I think I need to have that rest day. So that the muscles all have SOME time to attempt to regenerate and grow. This is one of the rare instances in life, where I feel that there just aren't enough days in the week.

Current weight: 220 lbs.
Body Fat: 20%

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