Its the end of week 4 here at facelessfitness.com and we’re finishing with Legs and a 30 minute walk. I will be going drinking for the last time today, so it’s important I really put in in this morning on this workout. The FacelessFitness Programme allows alcohol up to the end of the fourth week, in moderation! but then no drinking for the remaining 8 weeks. I’m home and meeting some old friend so it could get interesting, however I’m here to smash legs. I’m using a different gym today again, it’s pay as you go and one I use a lot when I’m home. Should be a little quieter too on a bank-holiday sunday! Lets do this.
Total Workout Time: 1 hr 20 mins Continue reading
Finally after 2 days off from the weights I make it back to the gym. This makes me very happy! It’s Legs day at facelessfitness.com and I plan on really smashing it today. Legs are such an important area to train well, Hamstrings, Glutes & Quads are all big muscle groups meaning that they training them properly will really aid your weight loss goals as well as look great!
To the gym, and I’m pretty excited about it!
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
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
2 minute warm up (to loosen out from Day 4) and then Continue reading
Day 4: Leg day is upon me, and I really feel lucky as my upper body is in tatters from Day 1 – Chest and Triceps and Day 2 – Back & Biceps. In particular my chest and triceps are ruined, even now writing this they still feel sore, success?! 🙂 The cardio activity every day is also taking it’s toll on my Legs, however I’m mentally focused and ready to smash my Leg workout!
Total Workout Time: 1 hr 8 minutes
Cardio: 20 minute low intensity workout on the Cross-trainer,
I usually like to complete my cardio prior to doing my weights work but as this is Leg day, I want my legs to be as fresh as possible when I hit the weights. As a result I pushed tonight’s cardio to the end of the workout. I chose the Cross-trainer as I find it easier on my joints and less taxing on my legs than the bike or treadmill. It was relatively easy to keep my heart rate up and keep a consistent pace for the 20 minutes. After my weights session below I felt that a bike or running session would result in me needing to stop, probably more than once!
Cardio Mood: Good way to round off leg day, Feel satisfied that I have put in a great session.
Weights Work Out: Legs
Exercise 1: Barbell Squat Continue reading