Monday: Leg strength day
Tuesday: Chest day
Friday: Core day
Saturday: Back and shoulders
Sunday: Leg endurance day
Monday was leg day and I decided to see how my 45kg and 50kg are looking so I can check in on my depth. I have videos, of course.
Tuesday I did chest with my PT. I kind of got a PB! I did 5 reps at 40kg, but the last one was assisted.
On Wednesday I did my calisthenics workout for the 3rd time. I’m still pretty bad at it but determined to stick with it! I really want to be able to do a chin up at some point. On Sunday I did some chin-up practice before I got a rack for training legs and managed to do a few negatives with pretty decent control, it’s just that top half I struggle with.
Friday I did core, which was actually a pretty good session and I had time to finish with some chest work on the smith machine. I find I use my triceps too much when I bench rather than my chest so I’m trying to isolate my chest muscles a bit.
On Saturday I met Amy at the gym and we did a back and shoulder session. I got to 8 reps at 58kg pretty comfortably so decided to add a bit more on, I added 10kg by mistake instead of 5! 68kg, woo!
On Sunday I did leg endurance. As I’m doing a 14-day calisthenic challenge and that day was squats, I decided to stick 40kg on and do that before I worked out.
No idea how I managed to get 20 reps at 40kg, but I did! I tried 50 again and didn’t get very low. I also did some box sits with 50 on and after 50 reps it felt hard. I probably knackered my legs with the 20 reps of 40kg. The rest of the session was tough but I pushed through!
I came in under calories every day last week and lost a couple of pounds.
I’m feeling pretty good about my workouts at the moment. Good start to week 1 of the 12-week competition my PT is doing!