Friday, March 8, 2019
Updating My Workout Plan...
I've spent the last few days editing and updating my workout plan to make it more efficient and safer for my body.
The first major change is that I'm going from 3 sets of 15 reps to 3 sets of 12 reps. This is not only due to cutting some time off my workouts but because 3 sets of 12 reps (going heavier as I get stronger and slowing my lifts) is ideal for building muscle and improving muscle endurance while 3 sets of 15 reps is better suited for just muscle endurance.
I also switched out several exercises that were not effective at all in my workout, Those were the upper body exercises that called for body weight (or very low weight) movements like the shoulder pulses, elbow curls and chest pulses. They have been replaced with other, more effective exercises. I also took out the oblique v-up because all that exercise did was hurt my back and put a dead bug straight-leg variation in its place. I also updated my full body stretch and added more stretches to it since I seem to be doing that a lot more than the yoga stretch.
I'm going to start with my "A" days again tomorrow and that will also be the start of my fourth week of working out!
I'm really looking forward to putting these changes into effect and seeing where they take me!