I’m hoping April will appreciate my title.
It’s late, but thought I’d update really quick!
This weekend I did a LOT of thinking.(Okay, when do I NOT think a lot…) but there are a few things that are bothering me about my training lately.
1. Not enough pushups
2. Um, my chin-up endurance is down to 1 on a GOOD DAY. Yeah, it was up to 4 this summer(i was also about 20 pounds lighter, may or may not have something to do with that ;-))
But the reality of it is that chin-ups are something that you get better at with consistency. You can have a ripped back, but if you don’t do chin ups/pull ups every once in a while, chances are you won’t be able to do as many as you think. Not true for everyone, but for someone like me who is Totally lower body dominant, it holds true. I do know some girls that don’t work out at all who can rep out 10 chin ups like it’s no big deal, but if I put the bar on their back, they would squat straight into the ground and never get back up. (If you’re one of those freaks who can do 1o chin ups and squat 150lbs and you don’t work out, then I officially hate you ;-))
The push-up thing. My old trainer had me doing 200 different types of push ups at least once or twice a week. Decline, bosu ball, incline, regular, close grip, wide grip, you name it. I was a push up master and I loved it. Getting back into that as well!
I’m going back to the basics in many ways. More deadlifts, squats, pushups , pull ups. This doesn’t mean I’m going to stop anything else I’m doing, just means I want to make sure I’m doing the things I love.
I am also not going to be training with anyone starting at the 1st of the year(it’s possible i will be meeting with my old trainer once or twice a week, but not a sure thing yet.) It is getting too expensive, and to be honest, I like my training better. Not to say there is anything wrong with my trainer now. He is great and I like his workouts, but I just really like the workouts I put together. I also miss my old trainer, Dae. He seemed to put me through hell like nobody else can do. The only reason I stopped training with him was that things started to get busy for him and he wasn’t able to train me as much as I wanted.
The truth is, I like training like an animal, and lately, I don’t feel like I am doing that. I’ve been training hard, yes, and I do notice that my back has gotten much thicker muscle-wise(fat-wise too ;-)) My shoulders have caps these days, and my quads have for SURE grown. I can’t wait to see what’s underneath this blubbery suit extra padding i’m carrying around. I will have patience.I will have patience.I will have patience.I will have patience.I will have patience.I will have patience.I will have patience.
Although I took pictures for my own documentation, I’m not going to actually post them until I have something to compare them to(so in about a month.). I will however leave you with this……time to peel away the fat insulation.(i think i had a little too much fun with paint ;-))