Two workouts in...how do I feel? AWESOME!
I feel like a lot of people stop working out, not because they lose motivation but because they never had it all. They never decided in their minds "I'm going to do this, no matter how much work it takes, no matter how much blood and sweat it takes, no matter how much COMMITTMENT it takes". Perhaps that's what's wrong with America. Everyone wants the results, no one wants to put in the work.
I decided to challenge myself. I wanted to know if I could get in the same shape as the athletes I see on TV. I'm two workouts in, obviously this is only the beginning, and yeah the workouts make your muscles tired and sore, but that's what's supposed to happen.
Here's what I've done so far:
11/1 -- FMS (Flexibility Movement Screen). This determines your range of motion. I scored a 15, which is passing (two higher than Matt "Jason Bourne" Damon (take that Good Will Hunting). After that a pushup max, situp max, bench press max, pullups, 500m sprint on the rowing machine, and 10 minutes on the airdyne. The areas where I need to improve the most of those are situps and pullups...those were definitely weak.
11/4 -- Pilates/core training. I'd never done anything like pilates before, always thought it was for women...well I'll tell you right now, pilates is no joke...I was sweating like a beast. After that, deadlifts, rack pulls, and farmers carry. My forearms have been on fire all day from those rack pulls. With 275 lbs on a barbell, I had to hold on as long as I could, rest, and do it again. Three different grips. It hurt to pull these heavy station doors open today.
Back in the gym at 9:30 Wednesday morning. Can't wait!
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