Inspiration has struck thanks to a few different bloggers, mainly Kimberly at Manifest Yourself. I’m talking about my training. I want to make myself more accountable on here by posting about my training on a weekly basis. And the added bonus is that it gives me a record of my progress.
Welcome to Training Tuesday.
Last Monday: An easy session – I had not trained much the previous week and my shoulder was giving me some trouble. A mixture of barbell push presses (10kg), barbell front squats (20kg), pull-ups (did four across the course of the session – a personal record) and sumo deadlifts (50kg) and back extension sets on the bench. My lower back feels weak at the moment, so we’re working on getting that stronger.
Last Wednesday: A session on my own at the work gym. I gathered all of my courage and used the weights room there for the first time. And the best thing happened. While I was training in there a guy actually asked me for tips on deadlifts! Wow. It feels great to have some validation that the work I’ve put into my training is paying off. I did some pull-ups, a few rounds of barbell front squats (10kg) and dumbbell shoulder presses (8kg) and then sumo deadlifts (40kg) and back extensions.
Saturday: 4.5km run outside. My first proper running session since January. And it felt good. We took a different route this time and I think I enjoyed it even more. As a bonus, when running past Carl Eldhs Ateljemuseum, we saw that it was open in the evening as part of Kulturnatt. So after showers, we headed back out there as the first part of our date night. I can highly recommend the museum. It’s full of sculptures from throughout Carl Eldh’s career.
Monday: A better session with my trainer: five rounds of five wide-stance front squats (20kg) and a pull-up and then a cardio session with what should have been ten minutes, every second minute doing ten kettlebell swings (24kg) and ten burpees. I managed two rounds at 24kg but then switched to a 16kg kettlebell for the third round as I had bad pain in one of my wrists. On the fourth round, the pain was too bad, so he came up with the brilliant idea of 20 burpees instead. Oh yes… That was an absolute killer. Doing three rounds of back extensions after that was blessed relief.
My plan for the rest of the week is a bit of weight training, a round of Kayla Itsines’ Bikini Body Guide and, hopefully, a session of running too.
What are your training goals for the week? Any distances you want to beat, personal bests you want to break?
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