Dave Hargreaves Personal Training

IIFYM, Flexible Dieting & Personal Training at Doherty's Gym, Brunswick

Dave Hargreaves Personal Training

IIFYM, Flexible Dieting & Personal Training at Doherty's Gym, Brunswick

Injured, slacking and snacking

Injured, slacking and snacking

I’ve gotta admit it’s been a bad month or so. First off I had that previously mentioned forearm injury that just wouldn’t go away, which lead to sort of giving up my training schedule for a while. Although I could have still gone to gym and trained legs, cardio, abs etc… I kinda decided to mope around eating ice cream and crap instead.

Well… I’m not happy about it but at least as far as this blog is concerned it’s a good thing in demonstrating that once in a while we all will go off the boil, slacken off and go back to some old bad habits. The point is though, don’t give up on yourself – pick things up again and get back into it.

Tthe good news is that right now I’m really fired up to get back into it hard and go on a Mission Of Massive Proportions!

I figure I have one more week of rehab left and then I can start training properly. So for this week I’ll continue with my modified program of exercises that don’t involve gripping anything, and doing about 100 reps of every exercise.

Next week though if my physio gives the all clear I shall get back into hypertrophy training focusing on sets of 8 – 12 & 25 reps. I’m going to put some more power lifting style exercises in as previously planned, but I won’t do any high weight / low rep stuff just yet. I want to learn from my injury and program a really scientific program with a proper warm up as well as stretching – stuff that I’ve never really bothered with in the past.

Also I’m planning on working out a new diet with a lot more vegetarian protein as well as more fresh vegetables and of course banana & protein smoothies. I have a figure of around 1800 – 1900 calories in mind but I won’t set that in concrete just yet.

It’s nice to feel motivated and enthusiastic again.

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