I did as i said would!
Latest Completed Workouts
Much like I wrote in yesterdays post, I did complete 3 DDPY workouts yesterday! All intermediates as opposed to how I have been doing it with one beginner like an Energy 2.0 to start with and then a couple red hot cores. instead, for only the second time, I did a Strength Builder 2.0. The first time I did it, I thought it was mental and physical torture, standing there on what at the time was a folded towel, twisting myself into pretzels and screaming a wide arrangement of F-bombs at my iPhone screen. But now, almost two months removed from that first time I did it, I smiled and focused all the way through it, the stretching I’ve been doing in “Fat Burners” and “Energy’s” means I’m actually almost able to stick my heel behind my head, I’m getting very close to it anyway, and I can tell during the wide array of crunches that my core strength has improved drastically since i started doing this in October. And thats off of no impact, no running, no lifting. All just tensing and flexing at the right time and focusing on keeping my heart rate in the right pocket of 134-155 bpm throughout.
The Strength Builder in particular, I finally managed to get my heart rate to stay in that pocket for the majority of the workout. Thats been something I’ve been striving towards, and what better time to finally get it than in the most intense workout session I’ve ever had, not involving weights.
One thing I screwed up just royally on, is that I procrastinated doing the workouts until 2 hours before Tuesday became Wednesday. Usually I would opt to do some in the morning, and some at night before bed. But because its kind of a mental fight with myself at times to just get up and do it, I delayed and delayed. Finally I won the battle in my own mind, got up, and did damn near 2 hours of workouts if you add in some of the resting I did. It was very much a chop chop operation though, as I did the Strength Builder, and drenched my mat in so much sweat that while doing human cannonballs, because of the slick surface of the mat, and the momentum you get from shooting your knees to your chest, and the fact that I do all these workouts shirtless, I would actually start sliding backwards on my mat until I damn near hit my head on the opposing wall, so I had to introduce more control for the human cannonball position, not so much shooting the knees in, as steadily and controlled bringing them up and in. Also the loud fart like sound of my back curling on the mat during these positions is quite funny.
When that finished I jumped right on the Red Hot Core 2.0, as the Strength Builder did some stuff revolving around core, but I felt I could hit that section more, I gave my self about 30 seconds of rest between the Strength Builder, and the first red hot core ensued. Particularly when I did the section of balancing myself on my glutes and tailbone and waving my arms up and down, I could feel my abdominals screaming F-bombs at me. I did that one, and gave myself about 10 minutes of a break just to recuperate, get my breath back, and also for my mat to dry up a little from the pool of sweat and work I was putting my body through.
Then I did a Red Hot Core+ which is essentially the same as the Red Hot Core 2.0 I did prior, but in an extended session, and hitting some other parts that I felt was refreshing. at the end of this one though, I had to add a modification of staying on my knees for doing mountain climbers, at that point I had about an hour and 15 minutes of lunges, planks and msm’s in my legs and so I struggled to put more tensing and force into my legs, and to be fair my legs overachieved in comparison to what I thought id be able to do. So I took it a bit more easy. As you can see with the heart rate on that one.
It’s now the next day, and thinking id be stiff as a board and would have difficulty getting out of bed to go to uni, the only real ache I have is my left ankle. its a minor minor pain from just not stretching it as properly as I should with walking the dog at the end. Beyond that, I feel absolutely wonderful, like I’ve done myself a service and given it a genuine effort.
All in all, I think I like doing three workouts a day, but I might want to disperse them more between morning and night, and with that also perhaps add a fourth one in due time. I’ll start here though and see how I get on.
Thanks for reading!