I had planned on training Legs tonight but work commitments had me working close to a 13 hour day, Its closing project week so everything is hectic. I’ll need to re-jig my training week slightly and ensure that I get my weights sessions in the next 3 days without fail.
My gym was closed when I got home from work so just a 20 min outdoor cardio session. I get my gear on and get out for a quick 20 min walk, it’s low intensity but as you are begining to see I do my cardio everyday as part of the faceless fitness programme.
Cardio Mood: I DO CARDIO EVERYDAY. Yaaaaaay! 🙂
Genuinely though the extra days rest has been really good for my body, hopping to get into tomorrows leg day!
OK I’ve successfully come through the first two weeks and I’m kicking off week 3 of the faceless fitness programme with a medium intensity cardio session and a rest day from the weights training. Today is Monday and for many regular gym goers this represents ‘Chest and Triceps’ day, the fun session that people tend to gravitate to each and every Monday. However rest is essential to the faceless fitness programme and to achieve proper rest you need to take a rest day every third or fourth day without exception. Sometimes if required you can take two rest days back to back either if you get caught by an external factor (As I did this week), or you simply feel you need a second day of rest. During a 12 week programme I would never take more than two rest days at once and I would endeavour to follow this up with 3 weight training days in a row.
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Today is a non weights training day but that does not mean it’s a free day, I still have a 40 minute medium level intensity cardio session to carry out to complete day 12 of my programme. In addition I’m going to take this opportunity to add some of the softer elements to my programme. Stretching is extremely important, firstly to prevent injuries but secondly to allow your muscles to grow. Try to set aside a couple of minutes each morning and evening to stretch all the main areas of your body, in addition you should always stretch adequately before, after and indeed during any of the FacelessFitness.com workouts. If you work in an office Continue reading
Tough back & biceps sessions has my back a little sore this morning, a good sore, a I’ve worked hard sore, not an injury sore. Today is legs day for the facelessfitness gym programme and I’m really looking forward to it, I absolutely smashed my legs 6 days ago and looking forward to doing the very same tonight. I was up late typing up day 9 and only got around 4.5 hours sleep so may need to call on a pre workout to get me through this evening, I don’t used pre workouts every time I go to the gym as I feel the effect can plateau. But sometimes when you need a kick it can be really good!
Total Workout Time: 1 hr 1mins
Cardio: 20 min Low intensity – Cross Trainer
Straight forward 20 mins non stop at a moderate to light level. Nice sweat and short to. Remember to do your cardio every day on this gym programme!
Cardio Mood: GET ME TO THE WEIGHTS! Calories burned: 141
Weights Workout: Legs
Exercise 1 – Squat
10 reps @ 60Kg – Warm up
Woke up enthusiastic to get stuck into today’s session, working late yesterday meant a slight re-jig and I know my fitness programme is going to be a bit longer today as a result, I will continue with my planned 40 mins cardio and add my Back & Biceps session. The theme of week 2 is to go heavy and hard. Let’s get to the gym!
Total Workout Time: 1 hr 26mins
Cardio: 40 min Medium intensity – Cross Trainer for this
Straight forward work out, pick a medium intensity level and go at steady pace for 40 minutes, Aim to keep your heart rate over 170 BPM, I averaged around 175.
Cardio Mood: I generally don’t enjoy cardio particularly the longer sessions but they are necessary, pick a good mix on your phone/ipod/cassette player (remember those :p) and just go for it. I always feel better after than I do before on during, just get it done!
Weights Workout: Back & Biceps
Exercise 1 – Deadlift
10 reps @ 60Kg – Warm up
This was an unplanned rest day for my weights, got caught working late and couldn’t make it to the gym, it’s ok, it happens! I’ve just rejigged my week a little, It means the next three nights of the fitness programme will include lifting weights. If something unexpected happens and you have to switch a days training, that’s ok! the aim is to get it back on track as soon as possible and plan better to limit the risk next time out. Never skip cardio!
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The DOMS, The DOMS, my legs are in agony this morning, real pain from my Glutes, Hamstrings and Quads. The main issue is getting up and moving, other than that I’m just fine Today is a non training day from a weights perspective but I’m still going to get in my 40 mins of cardio. Its very important to not skip the cardio on your non training days! Doing cardio every day, even at low intensity is central to the FacelessFitness programme.
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Today was the first tough day, initially physically from when I got up until I got home after work. I threw on my gym gear, sat in front of the tv for an hour and watched Futurama followed by The Simpsons. Now here is where the mentally tough part kicked in, another Simpsons about to start, I’m sleepy, tired, and my legs are absolutely shot from last night. Glutes in particular are painful. The easiest thing in the world would be to not go, some people watch a motivational video or find a good motivational post on a social network, I don’t….not this early into the programme. This is the first of many motivation challenges I will have to face to complete out this programme. Don’t use motivational vids or social media posts to give you motivation, only use them to give you MORE motivation, become mentally strong in yourself. F**k it, I’m going!
Total Workout Time: 1 hr 11 minutes
Cardio: 20 minute Sprint Intervals – Bike
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The DOMS have arrived, woke up this morning clung to the bed! Chest and Triceps in agony all day. I love being back though. Luckily today is a non weights training day so just the 40 minutes cardio to get through this evening. After last nights interval training my legs are a bit tired, the aim of this workout is to get my heart rate up to a medium to high level (around 150bpm) continually for the 40 minutes. In doing this I don’t necessarily need to burn out my legs, and leg day is coming at me fast tomorrow. I choose to complete my Continue reading
Day 2 – Back & Biceps
Woke up this morning feeling quite good, DOMS are not due to kick in for another day or so. It’s back and Biceps today, the back is a large area and usually one of my longer workouts, I know the gym I am attending does not contain a large barbell so will need to improvise without the ability to deadlift. Looking forward to he gym all day!
Cardio: 20 minute Intervals on Threadmill
4 x 5 minute cycles
1st min: Walk
2nd min: light Jog
3rd min: Jog
4th min: Light run
5th min: Sprint
repeat 4 times not rest (aside from walk minute)
Cardio Mood: Sweaty!! Intervals are always tough, heart rate peaked at around 185 bpm, just shy of 300 cals in 20 mins, great way to start my workout.
Weights Work Out: Back & Biceps
Exercise 1: Single Arm Dumbbell Row
10 reps @ 25 Kg (Max weight in this gym)
10 Reps @ 25 Kg (Max weight in this gym)
10 reps @ 25 Kg (Max weight in this gym)
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