That 15th Exercise Diary…

Here is my exercise diary from Week 15. I have worked damn hard this week, which made me hungrier, more tired, but even more determined.

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I am trying to make the cardio work for me, but sometimes I just feel as if I am fighting a losing battle. If ANYONE has any hints or tips on how to get better at running then please send them my way….! I think it could be mainly boredom when running on a treadmill, but sometimes I just don’t have a choice.

This week I started my new weights programme from Bodybuilding.com. It’s a 4 week programme targeting Fat Loss. I really loved it – I felt I was working my muscles hard – and I definitely felt it in my muscles in the days after.

Now, I know some of the exercises below may mean absolutely nothing to you, and I’ll be honest, before the start of the week they meant nothing to me either!! I had to google the list of exercises the night before so I knew exactly what I was doing the next day. I will be writing post to explain what these exercises are, with links to good videos and explanations – so please don’t get down heartened if you don’t know what something is – a bit of YouTube normally does the trick.

Read my daily diary below:

Monday – Arms/Shoulders

Supersets

  • Superset 1 (x4) – Push Jerks (25kg Bar x 5) / Dumbell Upright Rows (6kg each arm x 10)
  • Superset 2 (x4) – Cable Rear-Delt Flies (2.5kg each arm x 10) / Cable Front Raises (2.5kg x 10)
  • Superset 3 (x4) – Skullcrushers (12.5kg Bar x 10) / Drag Curls (12.5kg Bar x 10)
  • Superset 4 (to failure) – Plank Pull Ups / Close Grip Push Ups

Ab Circuit

  • Plank – 1 Minute
  • Side Plank – 1 Minute (each side)
  • Isometric V-Up – 30 Seconds
  • Ab Roller x 20

Cardio

  • 30 Mins Stationary Bike

Tuesday – Plyometrics/Legs

Plyometrics – Circuit x 3

  • Line Jumps x 10
  • Tuck Jumps x 10
  • Depth Jumps x 10
  • Dynamic Step-Ups x 10 (each leg)

Squats

  • 5 Sets of 10 @ 25kg

Supersets

  • Superset 1 (x3) – Good Mornings (15kg Bar x 10) / Standing Calf Raises (15kg Bar x 20)
  • Superset 2 (x3) – Leg Curl (35kg x 10) / Leg Extensions (35kg x 10)

Cardio

  • 2.5 Miles on Treadmill

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Wednesday – HIIT 

20 Minute on Treadmill – 30 Seconds On/30 Seconds Off

Low – 9kph / High – 12kph

Ab Circuit

  • Ab Crunch – 25kg x 30
  • Cable Woodchopper – 20 x 8.75kg (each side)
  • Hanging Leg Raise x 20
  • Ab Roller x 10
  • Russian Twists – 8kg x 30

Thursday

Supersets

  • Superset 1 (x4) – One-arm Dumbbell Rows (8kg x 10 each arm) / Dumbbell Pullovers (10kg x 10)
  • Superset 2 (x4) – Incline Dumbbell Rows (6kg each arm x 10) / Lat Pull Downs (25kg x 10)
  • Superset 3 (x4) – Lat Pull Downs (20kg x 10) / Cable Face Pulls (11.25kg x 10)
  • Finisher – Single Arm Cable Lat Pull Downs (8.75 x 10 each arm)

Cardio

  • 2.5 Miles on Treadmill

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Friday 

Supersets

  • Superset 1 (x4) – Dumbbell Bench Press (8kg each arm x 10) / Seated Shoulder Press (8kg each arm x 10)
  • Superset 2 (x4) – Incline Dumbbell Flys (8kg each arm x 10) / Dumbbell Front Raises (6kg x 10)
  • Superset 3 (x4) – Incline Dumbbell Press (8kg each arm x 10) / Standing Dumbbell Lateral Raises (4kg each arm x 10)
  • Finisher (3 sets to failure) – Push Ups

Ab Circuit

  • Toe Touch Sit Ups x 30
  • Swiss Ball Crunches x 30
  • Swiss Ball Roll Ups x 15
  • Ab Roller x 20

Cardio

  • 3 Miles on Treadmill

All in all – I feel that I absolutely smashed out this week. I went into each day determined and really ready to give it my all. I have worked out that I need to do some of the weights exercises with more weight, and I have also realised that I can finish the cardio workouts – I just need to keep going.

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My week in cardio ^^ 

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Lets NAIL this week folks… who’s with me?!!!

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