Sunday, November 16, 2008

Week #2

Yeah, I'm back for another update. I forgot to mention that I'll only be updating my blog on Sundays; it's easier for me to look back and see if I've made any progress. Well then, on to the update.

Here's how I look now.

Well, I just woke up...

Not much progress this week I have to admit, seeing that I slacked off a little bit. But surprisingly, after keeping a closer watch on my food intake, I've managed to shave off about 2kgs. So now I'm 67kgs. I've got 2 more kilograms to go to hit my first target. It's tough watching my diet, especially since I'm an uber-foodie. If I botch up my nutrition, I'm gonna end up to bulky for my own good.

I've also switched my routine slightly. Why? Well, I hurt my hamstring earlier this week during my HIIT session and now I can't sprint as fast as I could and so for the next 3 weeks, no HIIT for me. Nonetheless, I decided to balance it up by doing three new routines; Squats, Lunges and Inverted Rows.

So here's the current program I'll be doing while my hamstring recovers.

Oh My Hamstring Hurts! Program

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • routine
  • 4x15 ab workouts
  • 25-30 chin-ups/pull-ups
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
  • 1 1/2 hour brisk walk to the TTDI Park
  • 3x7 Squats
  • 3x12 Lunges
  • 3x12 Inverted Rows

That's that for now. If anybody has any ideas on how many calories Malaysian food has, please do tell me. It's hard to just guess my way through. I'm supposed to be only taking in 2300 calories a day to lose about a 1kg or so a week so I'm gonna need more accurate ways of measuring.

I'll leave a few links at the end of this post for those who want to do more research on their own and come up with their own routines.

The Starting Strength Wiki - This is the introduction page for those about to start working out. Keep in mind that most programs online are more towards bulking up first and then cutting muscle bulk so read up before going head first into a program.

Nutrition & Supplement Guide - From the same Wiki but for counting your Basal Metabolic Rate and all that jazz.

Stronglifts 5x5 Beginner Program - Good for beginners and people of average fitness. Helped a lot with my core training. They have a few good articles on this site as well so have look.

These three links are pretty much it but if possible, do some googling or browsing at either Borders or Kinokuniya for further info. Men's Health has a book out called the Home Workout Bible, if you can find it, it's pretty good for all you home rrragers.

That's it. See you next week.


raisadora said...

Zomg! Those were heavy... As much as i'd like to stay in shape, if i were u i don't think i can cope with that kind of routine... All the best ya... U can do it!

Jace Barret said...

Thanks. I try to keep to the schedule lah. Since I'm not working yet, senang lah.