So, yeah… I’ve broken my own rules and slacked off on my training blog posts, but I have been keeping up with my workouts. You’d think it would be easy to quickly jot down some training notes, but MAN is life busy. That’s not a complaint, though…
Quads: Leg extensions (3×30,20,15); Sissy squats (3×10)
Hamstrings: Leg curls (3×30,20,15); Stiff-legged deadlifts (3×10)
Quads/Hams: Squats (3×12)
Calves: Standing calf raises (3×30,20,15); One-legged calf raises (3×12)
Note: My split is based on the Big, Basic 4X Mass Workout routine in The 4X Mass Workout e-book, and I’ve recently started bringing back some TORQ-based fun from that same e-book.
Keeping up with workouts
As I mentioned, life has been insanely busy, but that’s not to say I can’t find the few minutes to get some post-workout thoughts down. It’s just become a habit to go from training mode straight into work mode, but here we are… Again. LOL!
A couple weeks ago I came to the realization that I’ve been on the same routine entirely too long. As much as we prescribe changing it up on a regular basis, even I find myself becoming a creature of habit. When that happens, things get stale and motivation flails. Luckily, I’m pretty in-tune with that, so I’ve been changing things up pretty regularly but using the same training split — it’s just convenient. This week I’ve brought back TORQ sets, and dammit I forgot how insane the muscle burn is, let alone the pump that follows. Of course, now I’m super sore all week, but that’s fine with me. It’s a reminder that change is good. Now, let’s see if I can stick with staying on track with my blog updates as well as I’ve been keeping up with workouts.
I’ll also be posting soon about some of the supplements I’ve been trying from StarMark Health. Really happy with the quality so far.
Diet, Supplements & Nutrient Timing
For meal-by-meal diets plus training and nutrition info, see the X-treme Lean e-book.