Workout Check-In Thread
I agree! MyFitnessPal is great-though if I ate back all the calories they say I'd burned I'd gain weight, but that is not my goal:D
jasonwilkins wrote: I'm in! Also, If you have a smart phone, I highly recommend the MyFitnessPal app. You can use it to track your macronutrient data as well as your workouts while encouraging each other socially. It's a cool and helpful app.
I DESPISE running but feel it's an important component; any tips?
Dael Dhra wrote: I DESPISE running but feel it's an important component; any tips?
I, too, despise running, which is why I train cardio differently. Work in some plyo and calisthenics. I did plyo on opposite days I did strength training for three months, no running, and I improved my run time on my PT test by a couple of minutes (1.5 miles @ 12:20 to 10:20). Of course, it depends on the intensity you use, so your mileage may vary. One thing I'll tell you is that your body will lie to you, telling you that you've had enough, but you know you can keep going. That's what'll help you get past the plateaus you may come up to -- going outside of your comfort zone. On the flip side, don't overdo it and make sure you're not in pain.
21-15-9 for time
-Thrusters (75 lbs)
Finished in 15 minutes... Gotta work on conditioning.
On a positive note, finally convinced a co-worker to take action towards his plans to get back into shape. He's been talking about it for a few months, so I'm glad I could motivate him to get to it sooner, rather than later.
40 Bodyweight squats
6 x 200m run (resting only as long as it took to run the 200m)
Every minute, on the minute, for 12 minutes:
- 2 x Front Squats
- 4 x Burpees
1 x 20 Pullovers
In the pattern of 2-4-6-8... reps, within a 7 minute time limit each:
- 225-lb Deadlifts up to 10
- OH Press up to 10 (supposed to be handstand push-ups, but I can't do them yet)
Didn't get to the Power Cleans because of an event happening where there was free food ... 'nuff said, eh?