Tuesday, January 05, 2010

One workout down, the rest of my life to go

The training spark has been lit!

I really hate writing my own programs. No idea why; I just have this mental block when it comes down to it. I can easily and happily write program after program for clients, but if it's for me.... blah! So I've been dicking around for weeks, dithering over what to do, and consequently doing nothing much at all.

And then Liz planted a seed the other day when she mentioned she was selling her copy of Berardi's The Metabolism Advantage. It took root in the back of my mind, although I didn't realise it until last night when I was emailing a client some recommended reading.

I turned to my bookshelves to see what else I could think of, and my eyes fell on the orange cover. Hmm. I picked it up and took it with me on my way to bed, flicked through to the training program section and... BINGO! Exactly what I want.

So this morning - in spite of not getting to sleep until around 1:00am - I was up at 7:30 and started on Day 1: legs. My favourite! I kept the weights light so as not to cripple myself with DOMS tomorrow, and only had an issue with the overhead barbell squats. My lower back decided that was a big no-no. So I switched them for prisoner squats. Close enough.

I did notice that my left arm wasn't keen on the mixed grip I was using for deadlifts. The supinated grip seems to be a problem - I'll have to keep an eye on that.

Now for a walk and some stretching....


Raechelle said...

bummer about the aches..but good you can work around them...do you feel awesome after finally doing it again? it's nice to get the groove back, hey!

Unknown said...

Way to go on getting your spark back!

Jadey said...

I have all the knowledge to write my own programs and hate it also. I have decided in everything I have ever tried before I still prefer my old bfl worjouts to anything else. LOVE em.

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LizN said...

I'm exactly the same as you Kek, much prefer the surprise element of other's programs.

Unknown said...

I'm with you Kerryn- writing your own prog is really difficult. I tend to do the same sort of things which I know is not the best way to train- but can't seem to get motivated to try out much different

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