Honestly, apologizing for being MIA from my blog at this point seems redundant as it will be a usual occurrence. Anyhoots that awkward intro to the blog post aside let me talk about my current fitness routine.
How I got back into fitness is beyond me. I think it was when I lost 6 kilos during Ramadhan that it gave me hope that with good diet and exercise I will get that dream body of mine (sounds so cliche’ but I swear this is what happened). It also helps that now compared to last year I am using the gym as a form of stress management;
Heartbroken? Go to the gym.
Frustrated because Jesus is in the way of your intent to do the Devil’s tango with a certain Christian co-worker? Go to the gym.
Having confusing feelings for a guy you like but is also friends with whom you would want to do the horizontal tango with but also don’t want to lose the friendship? Go to the gym.
The gym does not discriminate. The gym does not judge. The gym will embrace you in its rib-cracking hug and with tough love and coercion will FORCE you to workout to your hearts content.
My usual routine are as follows:
- Cardio -> 3-4 times a week
- Equipment/machine used:
- Rowing machine
- Equipment/machine used:
Depending on how I am feeling on that day, I would use different machines to target different parts of my body. If I feel like I want to do whole body then I would choose 3 machines usually the elliptical, rowing or cycling doing 30 minutes minimum on each but if I feel kind of lazy then I would choose one machine and just sweat it out for 45 – 60 minutes and whenever I use these machines I always do it on some sort of resistance as I feel its easier on my knees.
- Lower Body, Upper body & Abs -> Twice a week
So, with my strength training I am looking to both tone up as well as get stronger. Currently, the heaviest I can leg press is just 280 pounds (127 kg) but I am aiming for 300 pounds (136 kg) in my next leg day session WHICH IS TODAAAAAAY! YAS!
My upper body needs far more work though I can barely lift 7.5 kg (dumbbells) so what I usually do is I would use 10 kg’s for the first set then 7.5 kg’s then lastly 5 kg’s and right now I am really loving doing supersets. I feel like they save me time and just make me go absolute ham knowing I have a minute rest before the next rep and mind you a minute is plenty of time for your muscles to relax.
And that is pretty much it for my fitness routine and before long I will get that body and prance around the beach BUTT NAKED to show people dem GAINZZZZZ!