Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Today I'm feeling a little DOMS in my abductors, obliques and trapezius, most likely due to the side plank, plank with pull and elevated pushups from yesterday. The book says that Phase I is about strengthening core, so it seems I am on track. I guess I expected full body soreness and was 'disappointed' - I really wanted to get my butt whooped - lol. I'm going to thumb through the book today and see what I can pump up for tomorrow because maybe I didn't pick the right options for that to happen. I need to find a substitute for the elevated pushups - it's just not going to work with my wrists. I'll dig the internet today to see if I can find something equivalent with resistance bands or suspension cables.
My weight is up, but my bodyfat reading is the same (for whatever that is worth). I'm trying hard to eat more, but it is tough. Intuitive eating seems to have me eating too few calories if I just follow when I'm hungry and full (a 'problem' I never thought I'd have!) I'm going to try having meals spaced out every 2 hours. I'm starting with 'second breakfast' this morning before I take a walk.
Hope my bike tune up is finished on time. The weather is perfect, and I'd love to be riding.
Edit: Here are my swaps
Bodyweight jump squat -} Kettlebell swings
Goblet squat -} Dumbbell front squat
Step up -} Offset loaded stepup
Elevated pushups -} Bench press
Elevated pushups -} Single arm shoulder press
Split squat -} Dumbbell reverse lunge