Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I've really been doing (more) research on the benefits of lifting weights and strength training. I'm already a huge believer in the magical powers it has! ;-) But, I want to do more. So I came up with my own 4 week plan to try out during the break. Plus, I am finishing up my ChaLEAN Extreme program which the motto is "GO HEAVY OR GO HOME!" :-) The plan is to load up on ST and reduce my Cardio time during the break.
I am going to finish my last Phase of ChaLEAN Extreme, starting this Monday. This will last 4 weeks. THEN, I will implement my own workout for the remaining 4 weeks of break. I plan to lift Mon/Wed/Fri and do Extreme Abs & Recharge (Chalean Extreme) on Tues/Thurs.
I have also decided on a Total Body Workout vs a Split Routine. We'll see how that goes...... Research also backs the benefits of this option, but honestly you can find research to back anything, so the real test is to ..... Just Do It!
I am going with the 'Heavy Weights/Low Reps' plan too. My goal is 6-8 reps at a heavy weight. Once I can do 8 with no problems and my form is still good, time to add some plates!
The weekends will be open for either challenges with my Mustangs or whatever tickles my fancy at the time! hehehehe Hmmmm..... I was just starting to play around with jogging last Fall before it got cold. I could start that up again. ?? (But, I have to keep my 'low cardio' in mind).
My whole goal is to load up on ST and reduce my Cardio time. I still will do Zumba & Kickboxing in the evenings as possible.
I am testing my "strength training is awesome" theory...... LOL I am already a pretty big believer in it, and want to prove it. I plan on doing before/after photos just for this time that I am loading up on the weight lifting and reducing the cardio time. I figured the break is the best time to try something new! :-)
OK, so there it is..... my plan for the break. Written here in black and white!
Here goes!!! :-)