You would think I would learn!!
1. Just stop tweeting the trainer. The laughter is never worth the price.
2. Never send a mountain dog workout to use on “other clients”. The quote was exactly this: “Didn’t know if you wanted this in your arsenal for yourself or another client.” Keywords.. “YOURSELF”, “ANOTHER CLIENT”. (I will publicly apologize to Talulah now. She is fierce, however; so she handled it with style.) Me?! If you don’t watch any of the video, just check out frame 13:27… enough said.
“Shock and Awe” was a customized version that included super-sets and circuits.
Super-set for 5 sets:
Bamboo Squats X 5 reps
Leg Extensions: X 5 reps, add weight X 5 reps, add weight until you can’t lift another. Remove weight X 5 reps, repeat until you get to the base weight.
Circuit for 5 sets:
Banded Romanian Deadlifts X 8 reps
Leg Curls X 10 reps
Leg Press, feet high X 10 reps
Leg Press, feet low X 10 reps
There ain’t nothin’ sexy about this lifestyle!! The callouses, the nausea, the diet, and heading to bed at 9:00 on Friday night (while still feeling ill). Yep, nothing pretty about that! Nevertheless, I choose it and I love it!
The goal, again, is to put on 15# of lean body weight/muscle.
Weigh-in’s are Tuesdays:
3/4/14 = 125.8#
3/11/14 = 127.8#
It is difficult to tell what that means because it is not probable it’s a glorious 2 pounds of muscle weight. There may be some water retention or I could be storing some fat. This I won’t know until I ride it out for awhile and see. Unfortunately, the scale isn’t a great way to measure progress. I will be gauging how clothes fit and watching progress pictures, as well.
For anyone with any type of fitness goal, I highly recommend progress pictures. One of my favorites in the fitness business, Danny J of The Sweaty Betties, has done a great video on how to take progress pictures. (http://thesweatybetties.com/how-to-take-progress-pics/)
To me, these are invaluable while pursuing a fitness goal. They tell the story better than a scale ever will. You’ll be glad to have the visual reminder of your hard work. I was so bummed when I dropped my computer and lost all of mine.
The diet is going well. Again, it ain’t pretty. It is very simple with little variation. I eat baked oatmeal in the morning (20 grams protein); 3 eggs mid-morning; almonds and cheese late-morning; 6 oz lean protein, greens, and sweet potato mid-afternoon; cottage cheese and fruit pre-workout; whey protein shake post-workout; and 6 oz lean protein, greens, and 3 eggs for my last meal around 8pm.