At the gym I go to the most often, I saw an advertisement for bodybuilding.com. I had no idea what exactly it was, but decided to check it out while watching mindless tv one day. It was pretty interesting, and had a place where you could click through and decide which plan you wanted to follow. You enter stats like your weight, what is your final goal (transformation for me), how long you have been consistently lifting weights, what kind of body you would like to have, and come up with an end date for your goal. I chose to have a swimsuit model's body. HAHA! That will probably NEVER happen, but it was the option with the most body fat at 20%, which is the most realistic for me.
Yesterday, February 2nd, was Day One for me. And I can tell you that after the workout, my triceps hurt more than they have hurt in years! Even though I am not directly reporting in to a personal coach, I am logging in my workouts and that makes me want to push myself a little bit more. But the workout felt great, and I am very excited to have a roadmap to this adventure.
Day One was 3 sets of 12 reps for each of the exercises:
- Wide Pushups--on my knees
- Dumbbell bench press--done with 10 pound dumbbells
- Cable Pec Fly--finished with 16 2/3 pounds on each side
- Narrow Pushups--on my knees
- Overhead Tricpet Dumbbell Extensions--done with a 10 pound dumbbell
- Tricep Pushdowns--finished with 60 pounds
Seriously, after two days on this program, the "newness" has not set in, and I am eager to go to the gym each day to do this workout. While it is not running related, my ultimate goal of losing inches and body fat will hopefully help in my running adventures with a faster time, and more enthusiastic athlete.