another weigh in wednesday......
looks like today i'm at 153 lbs.
this is where i was (wwaayyy) back in november...... before the back slide.
so, i'm pretty pumped. and i feel good. i can tell...... from 160# to 153#..... i look better. clothes fit better.
and as my dear robbo commented last week (when i was bummed for being "stuck" at 155#), there's more to it than just the numbers on the scale.........
we have been working out for the last 6 weeks, my workouts have already shown progress. so, a little weight loss and gained strength.... that's gotta say something. right?
after primal con, we decided to start working out again & what better plan than to follow the primal blueprint fitness plan.
it covers the 5 essential primal movements...
2. pull up
4. overhead press
the week after primal con, we did the primal blueprint "ken korg's self assessment test"
here's how i did.......
push ups....... full "real" push ups. 11.
pull ups ..... no pull up bar...... but, i know i can't do any unassisted.
squats ...... 40 full squats.
overhead press ...... dive bombers. better start with just jack knife press.
plank..... forearm/feet plank. 62 seconds.
if you follow the primal blueprint plan, based on your assessment it gives you a starting place for your new training program. we've used this workout for 4 weeks for our heavy lift day.
here is what i did today. for the workout, you do 2 rounds of these 5 elements.
push ups....... knee pushups. 30.
pull ups....... we have been substituting kettlebells rows ..... until a suitable pullup station is constructed.
rows ...... 35 lb kettlebells. 12 rows.
squats ..... bench squat (or in my case, today was ball squat). 50.
overhead press...... first time to try jack knife press. one set of 20. second set i did elevated jack knife press. 20.
plank ...... hand/feet plank. 90 sec. ugh. so hard. this is the only core workout anybody ever needs.
side plank.......... forearm/feet. 45 sec.
about 2 min rest between sets. total workout ~ 30 min. once a week.
|hand/feet plank pose.|
in the four weeks, today was my first day to advance to jack knife press (from elevated jack knife) and first time to do side plank on forearms (from hand/feet side plank). pretty good progress. :)
the past 6 weeks, we have also been doing sprints once a week............ following the beginner sprint training plan from primal blueprint fitness. and the rest of the week... slow move & / or play...... lots of frisbee. walk. ride our bikes. slack line.
|playing frisbee at the park.|
we even did stand up paddling for the first time about a week ago!! awesome!! :) wish i could go everyday............
|stand up paddle boarding on lake grapevine.|
what did you do this week?? anything new?