Monday, March 17, 2008

Day 1 of 32

Today marks the first day of my preparation for the fitness conference. High reps, cardio, and counting calories.

The morning session went like this:

5 Minutes on Exercise Bike
12k Kettlebell: 12/12 Swings + 12/12 Snatches
16k kettlebell: 12/12 Swings
One Arm Press: 10/10 x 16k, 8/8x16k, 8/8x16k
Romanian Deadlift: 12 x 50k, 60k, 60k, 60k
Kettlebell Push Ups: 5, 8, 8, 7
Squats: 12x20k, 8 x 40k, 40k, 40k
Kettlebell Farms Walk to Mailbox, Rack Walk Back
5 Minutes on Exercise Bike
Pinch Barbell: 5 x 20lbs, 40lbs, 40lbs, 40lbs

Snatches will be dropped from the kettlebell warm up. High rep swings coupled with the exercise bike are sufficient. The kettlebell push ups felt surprisingly good on my shoulders. I will build reps slowly and am cautiously optimistic towards the prospect of training horizontal pressing.

Followed the workout I had a shake, 420 cals, 43 grams of protein. My target for the day is a max of 2000 calories and a minimum of 100 grams of protein. I may do some general activity in the afternoon or early evening. Walking the dog is not intensive enough to count. I am glad I did not invest in an Airdyne, static cardio is boring.

My post workout energy level is very high. After a year of workouts based on low rep sets and almost no cardio, I expect big results from doing the exact opposite. Change is good.