Lee Labrada's 12-Week Trainer
Monday, April 08, 2013
My weekend was pretty calm. Spent all of Saturday shopping (a lot of walking and not a lot of buying!) with some family. On Sunday, I finished making a blanket and after a long and lazy day, decided to go outside and took my dog for a nice walk.
I've been considering switching up my workout routine since I've been doing a 2-day split for a few months now. I found Lee Labrada's 12-week trainer on bodybuilding.com so I'm going to start that tonight. I won't be following the nutrition plan because the plan I'm on right now works for me and it's clean, so it's all good.
In Labrada's trainer, you do cardio 4 times per week. I will increase this to 6 times per week since that's what I usually do. I will be calming it down a bit as far as weight training goes, which was my intention. His plan fits what I need right now so I'll give it a whirl. This way, I can still go swimming, do HIITS on the treadmill and slowly start running outside. The workouts are also short enough for me to squeeze in my daily physiotherapy exercises and to work on my essential exercises that I have set goals for (squat, bench press, leg press, etc.) which may not be in the weekly rotation. I'm pretty sure they're part of the program so I should be fine.
I think it's essential to switch up my workouts to keep me motivated, interested and seeing results.
Tonight, I plan on putting on a pair of shorts and a sports bra and taking some "before" pictures. It'll be interesting to see the difference in 12 weeks. I took a before pic last year that I should dig out and compare with. I'm a lot lighter than I was back then! I will try to create a split shot from one year ago and compare it to today and post it here on SparkPeople within the week. :)