Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Monday 12th September

Had another awesome 1:1 with Nathan - focusing more on improving my technique. So he got me doing;

1 x 15 reps - barbell bicep curls
1 x 15 reps - shoulder lifts.

5 reps of this.

1 x 15 - shoulder lifts.
1 x 15 - side shoulder lifts.
1 x 15 - standing lat raises (use 5kg weight at first).

5 reps of each.

1 x 15 concentration curls.
1 x 15 side bicep hammer curls.
1 x 15 hammer curls.

5 reps of each.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Monday 6th September 2011

Great day at gym;

30 minutes on treadmill.
3 x sets triceps curls
3 x sets lat pull downs
100 kcals stepper.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thursday 1st September

After another long day at PICU - so good trying out Nathan's workout while watching TV!

3 x reps of;

15 x hammer curls
15 x side hammers
15 x concentration curls
15 x shoulder lifts
15 x side shoulder lifts
15 x lats.

Working up towards the full 5 sets after work!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tuesday 30th August 2011

Managed (post-one long day on PICU!);

1 x 15 reps bicep curls (with barbell)
1 x 15 reps shoulders (with barbell)

2 x complete arms rep with dumbell.
2 x complete arms rep (R) with dumbell

Friday, August 26, 2011

New Beginnings!

Wow - this is exciting stuff.

Had my first personal training session with a great mate - Nathan D'Rozario - who put me through my paces. Really got a good sense that this 12 week workout is gonna be fab. I think I respond better to routine and goals rather than floating about doing whatever.

So today he made me do;

15 x bicep curls (barbell)

15 x shoulder lifts (barbell)

5 reps of each.

Then ...

15 x hammer curls (dumbell)
15 x side hammers
15 x concentration curls (seated on sofa)
15 x shoulder lifts (front)
15 x shoulder lifts (side)
15 x lat lifts - at angle

5 reps on each arm.


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday 19th June 2011

Had a great session at the gym today (so good to be back after this awful time off sick!). I did;

15 minutes sprint on treadmill.
200 kcal on stepper

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Grovelling Snivelling Apologies (to me)!!

Have just realised how shockingly I have abandoned this blog and my attempts at goal-setting and order. I'm also seriously ashamed as I've just noticed my mate Nathan and one of my fitness heroes is following me here - pressure! ;-) But hey - never too late for a fresh start and a re-commitment to getting fit! So what's been happening in the approximate year that I've been quiet here?

I've been working with a personal trainer called Mani at my gym (Fitness First in Birmingham city centre) for about seven months. It's been the most tremendous experience and the most hard work possible. I'm taking a short break from working out with him for two reasons;

1. My health isn't great at the moment - keep being sick and excessively tired. The doctors are querying that I've got hepatitis C from an accident at work.

2. Money! He's not a cheap chap - although awesome.

So how's progress?

I've not got the six pack yet but I'm happier with my body now than I've ever been. Still not at the standard of my fitness inspirations like Nathan or Mani or other guys - but it's great having those goals! I've lost quite a bit of weight from the recent illness so I guess my goals are:

A. To have a catch-up session with Mani or a trainer if possible.

B. Put on weight - protein shakes.

C. Running, cardio and weights.