Thursday, March 26, 2009

The upper body grind

Yesterday was a great day, I had a great day at work and then I went to the gym and lifted weights and played racquetball. I have been learning to go until my muscles fail with every workout. If I can do one more than I need to try to do two more, once I can't do anymore pull ups or anymore bicep curls, then I know I am done. It makes me more sore the next day, but I am going to see more results the harder I push myself. So yesterday I lifted with Jeff, and we did back and biceps. We did about four workouts on the back and about four workouts for the biceps, we also did some abdominal workouts. It was a tough workout, but it felt great.

I feel like my workouts are complimenting my new diet very well. I am doing a lot of upper body workouts and a lot of abdominal workouts. And since I am doing the Men's Health Abs Diet, it has been going very well. I hope to start seeing results within the first week. I also bought the Abs Diet book, so that should help me a lot.

After the workouts, we decided that we wanted to get some cardio in, but instead of running we played racquetball, and usually I at least win one game, but yesterday i lost both games, it was a huge bummer. I do not like losing. I am not sure if I will be able to fit in a workout today, but I do need to start doing more cardio again. Hopefully my tv gets fixed soon so I can start up my Chalean Extreme workout again. I am glad I did not make a bet like I did with my P90x workout, because if I made the same bet with the ChaLean Extreme workout then I would probably be shaving my legs right now.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Let's get physical

Alright, I went to the gym on Monday and I worked out my chest, triceps and abs. It was a pretty intense workout. It's Wednesday today I am still pretty sore from the workout, my right arm is still pretty sore to from softball practice on Sunday. It's all good though...I like knowing that I just got a good workout. We worked out for about an hour and a half, and switched back and forth between chest and triceps, then we focused on our abs for awhile and after that we did push ups. My arms were so tired I could barely turn my steering wheel and shift my car. Sounds dangerous!! Tuesday I did not think I was going to get a workout in, but around 10:00 pm a friend asked me if I wanted to go on a hike, so we got our head lamps out and booked up a mountain for about an hour, it was super fun. I thought we were going to get attacked by a cougar but besides that it probably will be an experience I will never forget, and I got a great workout. I have not been able to do Chalean extreme lately because my television is broken, but we might be getting a spare tv coming in pretty soon.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Lazy Sunday

So actually it was a pretty lazy weekend, I did not do any workouts at the gym, I did continue to do my ChaLean extreme Workouts on Friday but after that I did not go to the gym at all during the rest of the weekend. I did have about an hour and a half of Softball practice on Sunday, but that is hardly working out, and here in Seattle the weather has been so rainy, you cannot even do any wind sprints to get your lungs in shape. But Today I am going back to the gym, I am working out with Jeff, we are going to do a chest workout and run for a couple miles. So tomorrow I will have a update on my gym workout and my ChaLean extreme workout.

I am also starting a new diet, I usually do a high protein diet, but I am going to switch it up a little bit. I have always wanted to do the Men's Health Abs Diet, so that is what I am going to try. Hopefully it works!! If it does not, than I am never buy another Men's health magazine ever again.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My ChaLean Extreme Review

I really won't be talking to much about ChaLean Extreme, if you want to read my daily posts just click this link ChaLean Extreme. I will writing more about other workouts I do during the week on this blog. I am on my fourth day with the Chalean extreme workout, and I have also been to the gym a couple times this week. Monday I went to the Gym with Jeff and we did chest and triceps for a little over an hour. It was a tough workout, we probably did the most challenging workout first and after that we had a hard time putting up the weight for every other workout we did. We did an incline bench press with 60 lbs. dumbbells, followed by the bench press. Then we did other workouts that were tough. On Tuesday I did my Chalean Extreme workout and then later on that day, my friends Ben, Jeff and I went on a 4 mile hike. It was tons of fun, when we got to the top there was about a foot of snow. I was not dressed for the occasion, I was in shorts and running shoes. Today I will probably go to the gym and run a few miles, got to keep up my endurance and my heart rate.

Monday, March 16, 2009

ChaLean Extreme Workout

Today I started my 120 day excursion with the Chalean Extreme Workout system, I recently got done with P90x which is only 90 days, so Chalean extreme is 30 days longer, I hope I can make it. The workout went fine, it was 35 - 40 minutes long, which is a decent enough time to workout. The only problem was that I did not have heavy enough weights for the workout, so it was pretty easy, I definitely did not experience any muscle failure in my 10 - 12 reps. So hopefully I can get some bigger dumbbells or resistance bands, so I can really get a good workout from this. I will be blogging about my experiences with this workout every day, I might miss a couple, so don't get mad. I don't know if anybody even reads this. I will still be going to the gym and lifting with my friends and running, so I will pretty much be doing two workouts a day, so i will also be writing about those workouts.

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Joys of Running

So yesterday I was supposed to do some weight lifting with Steven, but he had to cancel because of a dinner appointment, but that is okay, because Derek was like, "Let's go run." And I was like, "Okay." So we went to the gym and ran. Just about when we were pulling up I realized that I forgot my Ipod, I was really upset because i hate running without my Ipod. When there is no music it just seems like running takes twice as long. But I soldierd on and ran, luckily there was a basketball game on the Television, so I got to watch that. It was a great run, usually I try to bust out 2 miles as fast as I can, but this time I just wanted to run for 3 straight miles. I did not do to bad, I ran three miles in 24 minutes, I was pretty happy with myself. Next time I will try to beat that. I did not have time to do anything else, so running was all I did.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

My new dedication!!

So I recently finished the P90x Workout and I absolutely loved it!!, I am in the best shape I have ever been in and I have a new passion for just working out in general. Since I am done with the Px90 routine, I have decided to go back to the gym to keep up on my workouts and to switch them up a little bit. I have a few friends I workout with usually on different days. There is Steven, who I do weight lifting and running. Derek who is my main running partner, the guy can run for days!! Then there is Jeff who I do lifting, abs and racquetball with. Each one of these friends are better than me at every workout, Steven is a better lifter than me, Derek is a better runner than me, and Jeff is a better weight lifter than me, but right now I am beating him in racquetball games 4 to 2, so I do got that. It is a lot of fun though, I get to workout with my friends and have a great time, and be competitive with it at the same time. We all play on the same softball team too, so all you other teams better beware!!

Yesterday, I worked out with Steven and we did Back and Biceps, we did four back exercises and then four Biceps exercises. Than after that we both met up with Derek and ran for a couple miles. The workouts went really well, we usually do the standard 3 sets of 10 and sometimes increasing the weight as we go. We focus on the whole back, doing lower and upper body workouts. It is nice focusing on a certain part of your body because you can really start to feel your muscles work. We did a few different biceps curls, some of them were new and we are not sure if we really liked them, so we are still trying things out, but my biceps do feel like they were about to explode. Overall, it was a great workout, I did struggle with running, but I am pretty sure it was because I biked for three miles and ran a little before Steven even got there. See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Get the P90x Calendar

The P90x calendar is a very important part for your P90x routine. It might not seem like a big deal, but it is very easy to get lost and out of rhythm when you get going. So having that calendar can really help you stay on track. It also has all of the routines on there, so no matter which on you are doing Classic, doubles, or lean, you can track what exercise you are supposed to do. There is also a spot for you to mark down whether you stuck to your diet for that day, and where your body fat percentage is at. So even though the P90x calendar might be a small part of the P90x routine, it helps in a big way.