New beginnings for my wife and I.
Today marks the second workout day of our program and my 9th day of Veganhood.
My weight has dropped from 83 Kg to 78 Kg so far with 21% BF. I hope to stabilize soon and begin adding pounds/kilos. The goal is to be 90 Kg - but that is long term from now. I'll need to eat like a horse!
We are doing a simple full body, high intensity workout every 4 days for 6-8 weeks with the intention of changing to a 3-day, 2-part split routine after that. We have improved in all areas from the first workout. It's amazing how incredibly sore my legs were after the first workout. In fact, even today they were tender going into the routine - 4 days later!
The routine is as follows:
Chest press 3 sets X 6-10 reps (flat bench press - barbell)
Shoulder press 3 sets X 6-10 reps (sitting barbell press)
Lat Pull-downs/pull-ups 3 sets X 6-10 reps
Squats 3 sets X 6-10 reps
Hamstring Curl 3 sets X 6-10 reps
All sets are being done to failure (or one rep short of failure) and NOT intense failure or drop sets. Once 10 reps are achieved on the first set, the weight is bumped up the following W.O.
The first workout, we never made it to the hamstring curls...ran out of muscle juice! the whole body burned with lactic acid and I dry-heaved after the squats. Today, we made it through the routine but the hams were on FIRE!!! As mentioned earlier, we did make progress in all areas - I am putting together a spreadsheet which I will attach in a follow-up post for accountability and good book keeping.