Saturday, August 4, 2018

Workout Plan Change


So I was all ready to do the Lauren Gleisberg workouts. I even made it to the gym today and was doing okay until my back started to hurt really badly during the abs workout and I had to cut it short (which is why I'm not doing a post on that workout).

I had some time to think about it and I already know that the deadlift is out for tomorrow so I think I'm going to stick with my Push/Pull/Legs/Abs A-G workouts. They're specifically built to accommodate my back issues and to strengthen both my core and my back and I've done them before without many issues. Plus, as I've said many, many times, I love my workouts.

Right now I'm working on making sure I have them organized the way I want (and how I learned from NASM) while still following basic progression ideas. Mostly, I seem to have an undulating periodization type workout where I go back and forth between various phases and stages throughout the week and I'm happy with that.

Also, most of the exercises has so many variations that I can do them numerous times and never exactly repeat them. For example, with the weighted flat chest press I have the option to use the floor, the bench, a stability ball, do it two handed, one handed or alternating hands, use dumbbells, a barbell or plates and so on. This will keep me from getting bored while still following a specific plan!

Tomorrow I'm planning on cardio and/or yoga depending on how my back feels and then I'm really hoping to do all my A days before my NASM workshop this coming weekend.

The most important thing right now is to work out while keeping my back safe!

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