Training Update and Video | Chin-Ups, Glute Bridges, Front Squats
Some of you have been asking me to show more videos of my gym training. I love my gym training days more and more at the minute; it gets me out of the house (for a blogger, this is important!), it nurtures my competitive side (because when I am training near other people, I have to imagine I am competing with them – in a friendly way of course!), and it is good to have a little “me time”.
From time to time I will try and film some of my training for you. I think it helps to see what other people do to give you some ideas, some motivation and an understanding of the volume that I do. I don’t consider the amount of training I do as a lot. For example I have 3 rest days per week (sometimes 4) and I never train longer than 1 hour with weights and the most “boring” cardio I ever do is 30 mins. When I train more, think I start looking worse, like my body is stressed. Plus anytime I start to actively train more, it’s usually because I am wanting to get a bit leaner – this also makes me stressed. Marianne + Stress = less strength + more body fat/fluid retention + low mood/with more body hang-ups. It happens almost over night, especially the body hang-ups. When I am relaxed, I look and feel soooo much better.
Does this happen only to me? Or do any of you notice this in your own lives? I think I posted a link to an study about this phenomenon on one of my workouts. It’s amazing what the mind can do.
Anywho, I digress – here is my training breakdown from yesterday
- Set 1 x MAX reps (9.5)
- Set 2 x 5 reps
- Set 3 x 3 reps
- Warm Up Set 70kg x 15 reps
- Set 1 100kg x 10 reps
- Set 2 110kg x 8 reps
- Set 3 100kg x 15 reps
- Set 1 40kg x 8 reps (high box)
- Set 2 40kg x 7 reps (lower box)
- Set 3 45kg x 6 reps
- Set 4 50kg x 3 reps
- Set 5 55kg x 2 reps
- Set 1 x 12 reps
- Set 2 x 8 reps
- Set 3 x 6 reps
In the video I have only shown some of these exercises as I was unable to obtain footage of the other sets due to other gym members.
That’s all my training talk for today but other news is that Girls Gone Strong have some Charms on Sale If you are interested head other to Julia Ladewski’s blog for the link. There is only a limited supply at the minute.
Next, I am being interviewed on a radio show on Wednesday evening (eek). Natural Way Radio on KBRX.com at 6:15pm Central, if you are interested feel free to tune in!
Finally, NEW WORKOUT ON THE WAY