My weight training is intense and focused. I am able t keep my heart rate up the whole workout. From weight lifting to the end of my cardio, my workouts are taking about 1 and 1/2 hours. The time FLIES during weight lifting. Here is the gist of my workout schedule right now.
MON - Shoulders, Chest, 20 min cardio
TUES - Back, Biceps, Triceps, 20 min cardio
WED - Quads, Hams, Calves, Butt, 20 min cardio
then I repeat the same THURS - SAT
SUNDAY is a day of rest but we still make it a point to take a walk or something as a family.
Each muscle group consists of about 3 or 4 exercises. For instance, for chest, I do:
- Shoulder Press (Plate loaded Machine)
- Side Dumbbell Lateral Raises
- Upright Barbell Rows
- Dumbbell Iron Cross
With my focus on my workouts, I have been less than diligent in measuring and logging my food. Now that I have a routine down, I can focus on meal planning and food tracking. I have not been bad but a little here, a little there and it adds up to a little less success on the scale. Muscle doesn't look as cool when there is a blubber blanket wrapped around it. I have read countless times through by bloggin' buddies. "You can't outtrain a bad diet". It's true. No big fails in my diet. I am between 1200 and 1500 calories at the end of the day. My food composition is alright, it's mostly measured portions and my food that I can improve on. That and MAD water consumption.
Everyone have a great holiday weekend.