This week hasn’t been particularly exciting except I had my tattoo finished on Saturday and it is AWESOME!! Pictures and details of the excruciating pain come later.
In other, less exciting, news, I managed to lose 700g (1.5lbs) by watching what I ate, but I still need to lose another 1.5-2kg (about 4lbs) before 26th April. I’ve added my food diary to this blog post (in pink boxes) and I have been brutally honest. There’s no point lying to myself about my inability to resist sweet things! I’m sorry if it makes this post incredibly dull (or should that be ‘even more dull’?)
Anyway, let’s get on.
Monday 31st March
Tuesday 1st April
I trained at home today. I used to love my home gym but I find it a bit claustrophobic when squatting and deadlifting now I train at a proper gym . Still, I did alright. And I’d obviously done something right if the DOMS this workout caused are anything to go by. Bulgarian split squats are the Devil’s exercise!
- Barbell squats:
- 70kgx5, 5
- Pause squats (5 second pause):
- Dumbbell Bulgarian split squat:
- 10kgx6, 6, 8
- Pull throughs (weight added to the stack – no idea of total):
- +30kgx8, 8
- Pull ups:
- 4, 4, 4
- 10 minute HIIT (Tabata-style) spin bike sprints at 6am…*yawn*
Wednesday 2nd April
I honestly don’t know why I think getting up at 5.30am to sit on a spin bike is a good idea, but for the second day in a row, I’ve got my arse out of bed and done it! That’s why I need so much caffeine…honest!
- 10 minute HIIT (Tabata-style) spin bike sprints. At 6am.
Thursday 3rd April
Training at home again and done as quickly as possible.
- Bench press
- 42.5kgx5, 5, 5
- Narrow decline bench press
- 35kgx6, 5
- Dumbbell bicep curls
- 10kgx8, 8, 8
- Tricep dips
- 8, 8, 8
Friday 4th April
I’ve never been to Physical Culture on a Friday night before, but what better way to spend a Friday night than deadlifting?!
90kg came off the floor fairly easily, but I really wasn’t happy with my 95kg sets. Ah well. From a deficit next week to work on this.
- Barbell deadlifts
- 95kgx5, 5
- 1-arm dumbbell rows
- 20kgx10, 10, 10
- Chin ups
- 3 very slow
- 1 very slow and held at the top
- 1 very slow and held at the top
- Glute-ham raises
- 5, 6, 5
- Standing abs
- #3 (it said 50 next to it…I can’t imagine it’s 50kg. Maybe 50lbs?) x10
- #4 (it said 60…) x8
- 3 planks held for about 20secs each but Anna stuck a 20kg weight plate on my back for the first one and pushed down on my back for the last two. Lovely!
Of course, after all that, you’ve got to refuel. What better way than with a GBK?
Saturday 5th April
Tattoo day! I was incredibly excited about getting it finished, but also petrified of the pain. The last session was 2 hours and completely bearable. Rather optimistically, as it turned out, I thought it would be done in another 2 hours. How wrong I was.
So this is what it looked like before I got there:
All I had to do, before I could get it finished, was go to Super-Girl training. Easy, right?
OK this killed me. I don’t know whether there’s still a bit of the cough/cold lingering, making me want to cough my guts up or whether it’s the lack of cycling that means I am well out of shape! The last time I did this I didn’t eat much beforehand and ended up feeling really unwell for the whole day. This time, I ate a rather large bowl of porridge. It almost made an appearance during the final medley…
- Super-Girl Training – 3 times through this (30 seconds work on each station – no rest between stations)
- 80kg tyre flip
- 25kg farmer’s walks
- 30kg duck walk
- sled drag
- objects to shoulder
- bear walk
- Cycling to and from Rosslyn park – about 5 miles each way
A quick turnaround when I got home and I was on my way to Covent Garden to see Jairo for the latest round of torture.
2 hours in…the grey and blue characters and the trees were “done”…still so far from finished
Another hour…how haven’t we finished yet?!?!
Back in the seat. Excruciating pain…
Last 10 minutes…and I’m about to lose it…
Finally, we’re finished…and it is FUCKING AMAZING!
Jairo also customised my free tote bag. Bless him. It was so sweet! I felt like I let him down a bit by being a bit all over the place during the last hour. Sorry Jairo! 😦
Sunday 6th April
I’d had every intention of going to the gym this morning to do my normal pressing session, but my arm is so swollen that it wasn’t going to happen. So I’ve had a lazy day 🙂
Well, apart from some HIIT, obviously…
- 10 minute HIIT (Tabata-style) spin bike sprints.
So it’s not long until the next comp. There are 8 of us in the U63kg class. Let’s hope I actually weigh in at U63kg!!
Have a good week everyone!