Annnd I'm back. I felt weird about posting on here for quite a while after my ex let slip he'd been using this journal to keep tabs on me after I cut contact when we broke up. So, updates: still training, been back in the gym for 5 weeks, managing 4-5 training sessions almost every week despite a massive workload and at the moment a horrible cold, which has cut it down to 4 weight trainings and very little cardio. Also I've redone my split and jigged my workout about a little, the one at the moment's working very well and I'm seeing pretty fast improvements in the amount I can lift... now if only I can get rid of my cold.
So... I've been keeping track of all my workouts but I'll just write up the most recent ones. I've recently gone up quite a bit in the amount of weight I can lift, although it's still nowhere near decent in my opinion. Squatted in the squat rack for the first time (so addictive...) and managed 30kg, then have been knocked out of the gym for the past 3 days due to this cold still not shifting.
Had no strength gains over the summer, and hitchhiked round Central Europe for the three weeks before getting back to the UK (perfectly possible as a vegan it turns out, I never went hungry) so lost any muscle I had gained.
Also keeping track of my diet now, as my (very omni) boyfriend's pretty much moved in and after 4 weeks on the same high protein vegan diet as me has announced he's really enjoying the diet and is feeling great
On with the plan... all of these days also include 5-20mins of cardio, but I for some reason haven't been keeping track.Tuesday 15thLeg day
(I finally have a regular leg day)
Leg Press: 20kgx20 35kgx20 40kgx20 45kgx20 50kgx20 55kgx20 60kgx20 65kgx12
Leg extensions: 15kgx15 17.5kgx15 20kgx15 22.5kgx15 25kgx15 30kgx12 20kgx15
Squat rack: 20kgx10 30kgx10x7
Leg Curls: 20kgx15 15kgx15 20kgx12 20kgx14 (not sure what was going on there)Wednesday 16thBack and Shoulders
Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 5kgx15 7.5kgx9x9x7
Bent Over Dumbbell Rows: 10kgx15x15x10
Side Lateral Raises: 4kgx15x9x6
Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown: 26kgx15 33kgx12 40kgx5
Dumbbell straight arm raise overhead: 3kgx15x9x9
Rear delt machine rows: 25kgx10x10x10
Assisted pull ups: 35kgx10x8x7
Ab machine: 25kgx18x13Thursday 17thChest
Dumbbell Chest Press: 5kgx12 7.5kgx15 10kgx12x12 5kgx4
Fly machine: 25kgx15 27.5kgx10x9 25kgx7
Machine chest press: 20kgx9x10x8
Incline chest press: 5kgx10 7.5kgx12 7.5kgx10Friday 18thArms
Hammer curls: (same time) 7kgx15 8kgx10 (Alternating) x20
Tricep pushdowns 6kgx12x9x5... 6kgx15 9.5kgx15 x15 13kgx5 6kgx15
Bicep dumbbell: (simultaneous) 8kgx10 8kgx6 7kgx11
Dumbbell lying Tricep overhead press: 5kgx11x5 then failure
Conc curls: 6kgx15 7.5kgx8x8
Tricep press: 30kgx15 35kgx12x12 40kgx8
Bicep machine: 15kgx15 20kgx5 17.5kgx10
Dumbbell kickbacks: 7.5kgx15x10x10
Ab machine: 25kgx20 35kgx12x10Saturday 19thRest daySunday 20thIllMonday 21stIllTuesday 22ndIll
Going to attempt to get in a leg day today, if my cold lets me. My workload for final year is so heavy at the moment that I do reading on the machines... convenient but I feel like a loony. I'll try and get progress photos up at some point towards the end of next week.