Saturday 12th April – training, training, training, oh and music!

Hello lovely readers! I hope you are all having a great weekend. 

I am, as always, sorry for the break in posts. Things have been crazy again over the past couple of weeks but I really shouldn’t ignore the blog. Sometimes it’s just easier to not start writing as I honestly don’t know whether I’d be able to stop. 

So first things first, training! Well I’ve trained three times this week, 2 good sessions, one not so good! 

Monday’s training

High Repetitions for upper and lower body:

Wide leg press – 5 sets of 6 reps, 1 at 100kg, 4 at 125kg 
Neutral pulldowns – 9 sets of 6 reps, 1 at 50kg, 8 at 52.5kg 
Very high incline press – 9 sets of 6 reps, 5 with 9kg dumbbells, 4 with 8kg dumbbells 
Boxing combinations 

Tuesday’s training

So, Tuesday’s training didn’t really go too well. I’ve mentioned my dodgy left knee before. Well, after Monday’s training it wasn’t feeling great. I did a few exercises at the start of the session but it was hard going. We had to change things a few times.

I did some body rows, some farmers walks, sled pulling with between 60 – 80kg on it and then a lot of boxing! So it wasn’t a wasted session, just not what it should have been. I have to say though, that’s one of the many things I love about training with Chris. There’s always a way to change things so that I don’t hurt myself but can still train. 

Today’s training

So I started a new training programme today, and I really like it. It’s tough but that’s the point I guess! 

High incline press (pronated) – 3 sets of 12 reps with 5kg dumbbells
Supinated row – 3 sets of 12 reps at 40kg 
Leg extension – 3 sets of 12 reps, 1 at 20kg, 1 at 22.5kg, 1 at 25kg 
Tricep pushdown – 3 sets of 12 reps at 5kg 
Standing calf raises – 3 sets of 12 reps 
Planks – 3 attempts: 20 seconds, 30 seconds, 36 seconds
Rowing machine sprints – 3 times, 60 seconds each: 240 metres, 242 metres, 236 metres
Boxing combinations 

Of the 3 sessions this week, today’s was by far my favourite. I love trying new exercises and I managed them all OK. So I think that’s my Saturday workout for now. 

I am still adjusting to all the changes I’ve made since last summer, but I am so pleased with myself for getting into the training as much as I have. I now know that this is a lifelong commitment but it is one I am happy to stick with as the benefits outweigh the early Saturday morning sessions, the struggling during some exercises, the sore muscles the next day. I have goals to aim for, but I won’t list them now. They’re a fair way off yet but they’re keeping me focussed, and for now that’s all I need. 

So this week I went to see my favourite band elbow in concert, and it was just amazing! I have always loved music, but going to see it live is just brilliant. You can’t beat that feeling of singing along with thousands of other people and seeing your idols on stage. 

Music, for me, is like free therapy. I can’t get through a day without it. If you’re having a bad day it can feel almost cathartic to listen to certain songs, when you’re happy it lifts you even more. Safe to say I’m obsessed! 


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