All in keep moving
This week is the halfway point for my summer shred. Time is flying by at the moment which is good in one way and awful in another, this means we are weeks away from Christmas. That means I need to double down ready for bikini season.
My ass hurts
I have no idea why but this week my legs and ass are sore. Ok, that statement isn't true. I do know why they hurt, the heavy squats, lunges and deadlifts are the cause.
Week two of summer shred has fantastic. I feel great, don’t have DOMS anymore and can feel the changes in my body already.
Week one of summer shred has begun, and I feeling pretty good, being honest. Any new programme I find takes a week to find my groove and get my body working in the right way. The weather was lovely which means I got my ass out in the sunshine when training. Added bonus is my walks home from work was beautiful. Not counting all the cars as beautiful.
I'm not posting a workout this week. I am letting you in on my plans for the training programme and diet I'm doing on the run-up to Christmas.
Summer is on the way
Summer is around the corner, and I have some work to do to make sure I am bikini ready. To empty my carb pockets, shed my winter insulation and not scare the kids on the beach I will do a summer shred.
A 1 rep max is the most weight you can lift once for any exercise. Knowing your 1 rep max is important as it's used to find out how much weight to use in other rep ranges. Even if you don't lift heavy on a regular basis, knowing you 1 rep max is still important.
So time to confess to being the Queen of not keeping up with life. The will to get my camera out to capture those sweaty faced image you have grown to love has been at the bottom of my to do list. I've just been trying to get my workouts done.
Life has been a bit mad around here so I have been working on just keeping up with the boring everyday things and making sure I get my arse moving at least once a day.
I’m sharing a quick and easy workout from this week. Sorry for the lack of photos
This week I am sharing the outcome of a deadlift workout. I am doing a morning kettlebell workout, I have seen the improvement in my posterior chain and core strength but have to say really feel like I am paying for it when it comes to deadlifts. Truth be told these deadlifts made me want to cry.
I made some decent progress, my one rep max results from cycle 1 are below. This will be my starting point for cycle two which starts next week.
This week I am sharing the outcome of my week one bench press workout. I very rarely feel strong when it comes to my upper body workouts but I have to say this workout was a very different matter. I not only feel strong, I didn't feel like I emptied the tank trying to get more reps on my last set. The kettlebell component of this workout was challenging but so good.
Last week was my first week back on 5 3 1 training. The weather is slowly but surely improving which means that soon I will be back out on the driveway enjoying the sunshine while enhancing myself. In the meantime, I'm keeping my jumper on, and the garage door closed.
I can't say that the weather has been perfect recently here in Auckland, but I know that summer will soon be on the way. In preparation for the summer, I am doing a little work on my strength.