Wow, I can’t believe it’s been months since I updated my blog!
As I mentioned in my previous post, I participated in Precision Nutrition’s Lean Eating Program. The program uses it’s own web application where you are asked to log on every day. In addition to the training plan for the day, on most days, there are lessons for you to read on nutrition, training, and building good habits to practice on the road to becoming self-sufficient. The website also tracks your adherence to the training program and habits which you are asked to practice. Since I was already logging my progress on the Lean Eating Program website, I felt that I didn’t need to do my own logging/blogging, which explains my extended absence.
When signing up for the Lean Eating Program, they ask you for a minimum commitment of 6 months, in order to give yourself time to build the habits that will get you on the right track for life. I stayed with the program for a total of 96 weeks, and I had some pretty good results with it. There were times when I had to take a break for travel, and times when I got sick, but I got back as soon as I was able. When I get more time, on my next post I will post the results of my last training phase.
After I opted out of the Lean Eating Program, I began looking for my next one. First on my trial list was Chad Waterbury’s Huge In a Hurry, which is one of several books that I have collected in my fitness library. As preparation for the main part of the program, there is a four-week familiarization phase (“Get Ready”) in which one gets familiar with how the training program works. Unfortunately, during the very first session, I aggravated a shoulder injury that I got during the end of my last program (while doing overhead squats with a little too much weight), which resulted in my having to totally lay off from training for two weeks in order for my shoulder to recover.
Since returning to training four weeks ago, I have been slowly building back the pain-free range of motion, continuing the “Get Ready” phase while watching out for pain in the shoulder. However, on the next two weeks, I am going with my family to visit relatives on another island down south. At the moment, I just finished packing my bags! When I get back from travel I’ll be raching to go back into the gym to train again!