I have no pictures today. I’m sorry. I’m a bore. The truth is that I didn’t start this blog to be a blogger, rather I started it because I wanted to keep track of my workouts, keep myself accountable, and perhaps engage with a bodybuilding community (which I have so far – you guys are awesome!!!). In a former life I had a different blog (which will remain unnamed) and spent TONS of time taking fancy photos with my DSLR and writing lengthy posts…..and now i couldn’t be bothered. Ironically this site has generated a lot more traffic at the getgo than that one did.
That being said, I am going to do something very blogger-esque and tell you about this super cute movie that we watched last night – The Switch. Go rent/order/watch it now. It may melt your heart (especially if you were a die hard Arrested Development fan and have a soft spot for Jason Bateman). Pleeease watch the clip:
I do have something fun today, which I am picking up from Christina:
You know you’re a bodybuilder when…
1. You practice squats at home and lunge around the house. Does anyone else do this? ha, ha.
2. You look forward to early mornings at the gym when it is empty and the weight rack is full!
3. You batch-cook chicken breasts (and other protein sources). Saves me tons of time in the week.
4. You have a routine, and you like it that way, and don’t nobody mess with your routine or shit’s gonna hit the fan. No? Just me? 😉
Now to the workout! My first day of the second half of stage one – it gets a little different here because instead of doing 2 sets of high reps, you begin to do 3 sets of lower reps. It was tough. My grip strength is increasing, but damn, it was still hard. Here’s what I did:
Deadlift – 1 set of 10 @ 90 lbs, 2 sets of 9 @ 90 lbs
Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 2 sets of 9 @ 20 lbs, 1 set of 6 @ 20lbs
Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown – 2 sets of 9 @ 65 lbs, 1 set of 7 @ 65 lbs
Lunges – 3 sets of 10 @ 25 lbs
Swiss Ball Crunch – 3 sets of 15 @ 10lbs
I also did 15 min of HIIT on the treadmill switching between easy intervals (4MPH) and hard intervals (7.5-8MPH). I don’t always feel like cardio, but today I had the energy for it (and I was waiting for the boy who was also at the gym), so I did.
Are you watching the superbowl? We’re not….we both have homework and are then going out for a swanky dinner date tonight. Happy Sunday!