training diary

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27 January 2017

This is the end of week three of training (well pre-training), and weighing myself this morning I see I’ve lost about 2.5kg in 3 weeks, which may sound good, but it’s too much too fast. I’ve kept eating the same (huge bowl of porridge, big tea with lots of rice, and a sandwich for lunch, plus ‘writing cakes and buns’), but I’m burning about 1500kal extra a day, plus the fitter you get the more your body burns calories. Losing too much weight too soon is never good, and setting out to ‘lose weight’ is always a waste of time. The aim is to get very fit and let the fat deal with itself, the idea to just focus what’s going on underneath. So in that spirit of not wanting to be thin I’m writing this waiting for my ‘Full Irish’, which is the same as a ‘Full English’, only eaten in Ireland.

I’ve had a few people get in touch, or stopped me at the wall, to say thanks for these posts and it’s cool that people get something out of it, and I know I would I was you (that’s maybe why I started, actually the reason I do lots of things). It got me thinking though, as I was doing my deadlifts that I don’t want people wrecking themselves, which is easy to do.

If you’ve not done weights before, or had any instruction, but only watched videos on Youtube (lots of good ones), then take it slow - baby steps. Also don’t be afraid to ask others in the gym for advice (meat heads love to tell other’s how to do shit). Sometimes it’s worth making a bullet point list and have it before you, so you can execute the exercise well (all exercises, unless you’re a freak, then to be A,B,C etc). If you do it wrong and the weights are low you’ll slowly learn how to do it properly, as you’ll not be able to do it, know the difference between loaded muscles and a compressed vertebra! It’s never good being a novice, but it’s cool to become a real master, uncool to make yourself a cripple! If I was going to pass on one tip it would be that you should always keep any weights as close to your centre of gravity (over your feet), never loading your body beyond your toes unless it’s required (like shoulder raises).

The Day's Training

  • Row 10km 42 mins
  • Deadlift 5x5x110kg = 2750kg
  • Military press 5x5x40kg = 1000kg

Note:These numbers don't include warm up, which tend to be done at 25%, 50% and 75% of final weigh.

Notes

It was nice being at the end of 3 weeks and feeling I was getting somewhere, and can feel that change in my body in that it feels more solid, the deadlifts and rowing really creating a very strong core (which you need for proper training). Next week I’ll move into a different phase, which will be more about speed, so lower distance but faster, and lighter weighs but more of them. See you on Monday!

Day's Training

  • Row 10km 42 mins
  • Deadlift 5x5x110kg = 2750kg
  • Military press 5x5x40kg = 1000kg

Note:These numbers don't include warm up, which tend to be done at 25%, 50% and 75% of final weigh.