Last week I said I would do the following:

  1. Start third week of Month Two of pullup regimen
  2. Continue reading “Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle”
  3. Continue reading affirmations twice a day, with belief and visualization

My progress with the pullup regimen:

1/22 – 3 pullups

11/23 – 5 pullups

11/24 – 7 pullups

11/25 – X

11/26 – X

11/27 – X

11/28 – X

11/29 – 8 pullups

11/30 – 9 pullups

12/1 – X

12/2 – 7 pullups

12/3 – X

12/4 – X

12/5 – 8 pullups

12/6 – 10 pullups

12/7 – 11 pullups

12/8 – pullup bar broken

12/9 – pullup bar broken

12/10 – pullup bar broken

12/11 – pullup bar broken

12/12 – pullup bar broken

12/13 – 12 pullups

12/14 – 13 pullups

12/15 – 14 pullups

12/16 – 14 pullups

12/17 – X

12/18 – X

12/19 – 15 pullups

12/20 – 16 pullups

12/21 – X

12/22 – 15 pullups

12/23 – 10 pullups

12/24 – X

12/25 – X

12/26 – X

12/27 – (Started Month Two) Double-Step Pyramid Training. Max =10 pullups; Total = 50 pullups

12/28 – X

12/29 – X

12/30 – Month Two; Day 2. Low-Rep, High Intensity training. 2 pullups, 7 sets; Total = 14

12/31 – X

1/1 – X

1/2 – X

1/3 – X

1/4 – Month Two; Day 3. Single-Step Pyramid training. Max = 10; Total = 50

1/5 – X

1/6 – Month Two; Day 4. Moderate-Rep, High Intensity training. 3 pullups, 6 sets; Total = 18

1/7 – X

1/8 – X

1/9 – X

1/10 -X

1/11 – Month Two; Day 5. Max = 16 pullups. Double Step Pyramid training. Could only do up to 10 (50 total)

1/12 – X

1/13 – Month Two; Day 6. Low-Rep, High Intensity training. 2 pullups, 8 sets; Total = 16

1/14 -X

1/15 -X

1/16 – X

1/17 – Month Two; Day 7. Single-Step Pyramid training. Max = 10; Total = 50

On a side note, I’m noticing that I’m getting fatigued/out of breath a lot faster lately.  I’m thinking it’s because of new muscle.  But not sure.  For example, I used to be able to do at least four 4-min tabata routines; now I can only do three.  I’m still getting out of breath and sweaty, so I know I’m getting a good workout, but it still feels weird to be doing less than what I’m used to doing.  Will moniter the situation.

The single-step & double-step pyramid training takes about 2 hours, since I have to rest a lot when I have to do more than 6 pullups in one set.  I can only do 6 pullups in a set, and then I have to rest a bit in order to finish any set that involves more than 6 pullups.  Not sure if I’m doing this correctly, but my max number of pullups is definitely increasing, so that’s good.

Been really frustrated with how my body looks lately, as it seems to fluctuate between fat & muscle, particularly in my core.  I’m thinking this is due to my portions still being too large.  Coincidentally, the chapter I’m reading from “Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle” is now talking about the importance of counting calories.  The thought really annoys me, since it sounds like a lot of math, but the author, Venuto, says there is an easy way to do this.  In the meantime, I’ve decided to just be more diligent about my portions and when I eat them.

Next week:

  1. Start fourth week of Month Two of pullup regimen
  2. Continue reading “Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle”
  3. Continue reading affirmations twice a day, with belief and visualization

 

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