So I started my new training program today.
No more figure competition. No more super strict diet. No more impending sodium-load nightmares. And best of all (at least for me), no more parading around on a weekly basis in my underwear and silver high heels.
Now it is all about getting myself primed and pumped to try my luck (and skill, and strength) in an obstacle course. I haven't picked one yet. I am just going to start training, working on all the things I wasn't working on before.
Last week I had a taste of the stuff I'll be doing. One of the highlights of my workouts last week was rope pulls! I sat down and then lay down on a little rug (which I started calling my magic carpet until people didn't think it was funny anymore), and pulled myself across a large room, hand over hand. After doing it about six times with just my bodyweight, we added a 25lb plate and I did it again a few more times each way (sitting and laying).
It was tough, and A BLAST.
Today's (and for the next two weeks), my workout was a little different. Mostly bodyweight stuff, a lot of core and stabilization. Patrick's gonna jump in here and explain what I'm doing and why, in terms of the exercises.
I also changed my diet around a bit. Not by much. Added a few calories, reduced the protein a bit, added some more fats...
without further ado...