Today I had my first actual session with my personal trainer. Last time we met we just talked about food and macros and the science behind training (all good things). This time I actually did a workout.
It totally confirmed that I chose the right trainer.
It seems that he gave me a circuit to do that was EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED without me even telling him what I wanted.
Basically what I wanted was to move on to doing some traditional weight lifting moves like power lifters do. I didn’t express this though and all I said once was “I like lifting weights.”
But today he ran me through an awesome full body circuit that I am now going to start doing 3 times a week.
Strength Workout Circuit
- 8 deadlifts
- 8 stiff leg deadlifts
- 8 cleans
- 8 shoulder presses
- 8 bent over rows
- 8 barbell pushups
Using a 30 pound weight bar.
All that consecutively then a 30 – 60 second cardio active rest.
Repeated 4 times (actually did 10 of each the last three rounds).
By the end I was sweating like crazy.
By the time I changed my clothes and left the gym my muscles were shaking.
I’ll call that a successful workout!
The best part was I actually found it really fun. I love those movements. I’ve been doing about half and the other half I didn’t want to start doing until I had a trainer work with me because I wanted to do them correctly. I waited because with those movements (like traditional deadlifts and cleans) it is really important to get the form right. I wanted someone to show me, watch me, and correct me. That’s exactly what my trainer did and by the end my form was perfect and hopefully will stay that way if I focus on it.
I’m going to work with this routine for the next few weeks. I’m hoping the change from what I was doing will be a good shock for my system and help my body go through more changes.
My New Workout Schedule
Based on my trainer’s advice and my own thoughts my new workout schedule should look something like this:
- M: 1 hour walk, weights
- T: 1 hour walk, HIIT
- W: 1 hour walk, weights
- T: 1 hour walk, HIIT
- F: 1 hour walk, weights
- S: 1 hour walk, rest
- S: 1 hour walk, weights/cardio/fun/something active
I’m going to try that for the next several weeks and see where I end up. I will probably also do other strength training in addition to the circuit on weights days just to further target a couple areas. I’m going to feel that out after doing what he gave me a few times.
I’m definitely sticking with my morning schedule since I know I can actually get it done then before the rest of the day takes over and I get too busy.
So that’s it. Just me over here trying to make myself stronger and more of an athlete. I think it’s working. ;)