I am back my my latest post. Post vacation, I thought if I blogged my struggles to get back on track with my gym schedule, it would help me. However, I kept blogging my one step forward, two step backwards progress.
I therefore was silent for a couple of weeks while I summoned all my will power to get two weeks of four days at the gym. I am glad to say that I have achieved that objective and am finally back on track.
I do not know why it was so difficult this time. I am currently on 12 rep sets for all my workouts. Monday and Thursday – Chest, Shoulders, Triceps; Tuesday and Friday – Leg, Back and Biceps. At present, I am not looking at the core. I believe that crunches are not necessary. I plan to take up planks probably in June.
In my routine for Back, I target lower back and upper back and that should help the core. At present, there is a lot of talk about how we lose fats. The latest theory is that it escapes our body as water and CO2. Basically, I think it is not much different from how we think of fats now. If we work the large muscles, they will consume oxygen and break down fat for energy and thus release CO2 and Water.
I am planning to start 1 hour intensive cardio on Wednesdays and Sundays in order to test this theory. I have stubborn residual belly fat that refuses to go despite putting on muscle mass. I will keep you guys posted on my progress.