Day 78 of 84
Metabolic Surge: Round 3, Phase 1, Day 5
Buenos dias, Shredders!
After yesterday’s two sessions of both weight training (plus core training, which I explain below) and HIIT cardio, today was a tad shorter, but no less intense. It was Lactic Acid Training in the evening for shoulders, triceps, quads, hamstrings, and glutes. Today’s training protocol (as was yesterdays) is pre-exhaust LAT, which means that each bodypart is hit first with an isolation exercise, then a a compound exercise. The isolation exercises were okay, but by the time I go to the compound exercises, I could really feel the burn! As always, the greatest burn was when I did leg extensions (4 sets), and then moved on to leg presses, for 8 sets! At the end my quads and hamstrings were really hammered. I could feel that my legs are already aching now; tomorrow should be an adventure.
After the weight training I proceeded to do Flatten Your Abs Level 4 Set B. This included the Prone Bridge which challenged me a lot the first time I did it. I had been working my way toward this exercise, so this time, I tried it again with the ball not resting against the wall, so this was actually for real now. I was able to raise each hand in front of me in turn, for just about a second each time, so that is a big improvement! I do need to work on getting more stable though as I fell off the ball several times, but I’ve been making progress and so I’m happy. Once I’m more stable I should be able to hold the pose for two seconds as recommended.
I also realized that I actually did my Flatten Your Abs workouts a day ahead of schedule, so instead of doing it on Monday and Tuesday, I had done Set A last night Sunday and Set B today Monday. However, I forgot to update my accountability sheet, so I just tacked it onto today’s sheet.
No problems with nutrition today, still on a low-carb plan. Tomorrow will be an all-protein day so I cooked up some more protein (baked smoked cod and barramundi) tonight to prepare for tomorrow.
Keep working on your goals and expect success!