Feels amazing to be back training again, I’ve realised over the Christmas period that and un-organised lifestyle really does not suit me. I need structure, rules, planning and to sleep regular hours. Christmas was awesome, met some great old friends and spent some great time with my family, then again lucky it only comes once a year.
It’s now the first week of January and I always like to look for distance events in the calendar to aim for, it’s 11 weeks to Paddy’s day and 12 weeks to Easter. These are two big drinking events in an Irish man’s calendar. The Euros are 12 weeks from Easter, my birthday is 12 weeks from the Euros, and Christmas is 12 weeks from my birthday. Also a two week holiday with my girlfriend in August is planned. So I have milestones everywhere. Continue reading
If you have ever seriously found yourself on a gym programme or in a gym in any part of the world you have without a doubt both experienced and heard the term “DOMS”. Despite the frequency of use, particularly on social media, it remains surprising to me how many people misuse the acronym. A couple of years ago DOMS were just a painful by product of a seriously good gym session, now it appears to be the ‘in’ term for anyone that’s ever picked up a Dumbbell.
A genuine conversation that I saw online recently went something like this:
Gym goer 1: “O these DOMS are killing me from today’s session!”
Gym goer 2: “OMG Gymgoer 1 Continue reading
What a week, I made it to Friday! It’s Back & Biceps tonight and I plan on really smashing it. I’m not using my regular gym so will switch up the workout with some more dumbbell exercises and really smash it through. Let’s do it!
Total Workout Time: 1 hr 4 mins (Excluding Cardio)
Weights Workout – Back & Biceps
Exercise 1: Wide Grip Pull Down
10 reps @ 60 Kg – Warm Up
10 reps @ 80 Kg Continue reading
I’m not going to dwell on it, I worked from 8am to 8.30 pm today so gym was out! I walked to and from to get my cardio in and will push my back and biceps ession until tomorrow!
Short and sweet that is Day 39’s blog post, unlike the actual day!
38 days in…yeeeeow! It’s Chest & Triceps today. Continuing the trend of the last couple of days, my life is busy. I made sure to get my cardio in to and from work and have prepared myself to do a snappy session tonight as I may not have full gym access time!
Total Workout Time: 40 mins (Excluding Cardio)
Weights Workout: Chest & Triceps
Exercise 1: Chest Fly – Pyramid Set
30 reps @ 53.5 Kg – no rest
20 reps @ 63.5 Kg – no rest
10 reps @ 65 Kg
1 min rest
10 reps @65 Kg – no rest
20 reps @ 50 kg – no rest
30 reps @ 30 Kg
Comment: Yeah really good, Feel like I’ve really failed out the muscle already! Good! Continue reading
This work life ain’t getting any easier. I got home last night after travelling at around 1 am, straight to bed and up this morning for work around 7 am. It ain’t easy. I had a feeling today was going to be equally as bust as last week so have continued with walking a portion of my trip to work. This ensures that I get my cardio in even if I am working late. Continue reading
It’s the beginning of week 6 and things are right on track despite some hectic days over the last week. I’m off work today as I have some personal commitments which will take up most of the day and I also need to travel a few hours also. It will be busy but I have enough time to get in around 45 minutes cardio which I’m going to switch up a little.
Today I’m going to walk 15 minutes to a hill that I know. The hill is around 150 metres from bottom to top. The gradient is around 20-30 meters, I think looking visually but how the heck do you calculate that I don’t know.
It’s just 3 full sprints for 150 metres uphill, walk down and go again immediately, easy right? Continue reading
Its the end of week 5 here at facelessfitness.com and it’s a training day. I’m travelling later today and hoping it won’t take 5 hours like last week 😦 But this means I’m going to train in the morning before I go, in case anything comes up later which means I can’t train. It is the last day of week 5 and tomorrow is a no training day so I really want to smash it!
Total Workout Time: 1 hr 1 mins
Even though it’s Friday this project won’t do itself. And similar to yesterday It’s unlikely I will make it to the Gym. I had initially planned on Back & Biceps tonight but that will not happen. Between work, gym & home life it’s all about getting the balance right. You can’t neglect any one of these. I got home late from work but honestly probably did have enough time to make the gym if I really wanted to. However Continue reading
I am absolutely up the walls at work. Today is a non training day from a weights perspective but I still need to get my cardio in. I know from yesterday that I’m probably going to be working late again this evening so I need to plan ahead a little. I am tired but the pre planning will mean I get my cardio in despite not really having time to do it.
My commute to work usually takes Continue reading