Last time we spoke I just finished up Ross Enamaits sample program which was 50 days of body weight style training and by no means was it meant to be just 50 days, its a style of training that can and should be done everyday (with rest days of course).
I find myself enjoying programs and following them, without them I tend to go about things haphazardly with no real goals in sight and I don't find that very enjoyable, so what did I do next? To be honest I was itching to lift some serious weight, but not let go of my new found body weight strength routine either. I was at my most lean weight ever and I felt great! I wanted to increase my size though. I wanted to pack on some more mass yet keep my conditioning high. so I decided I should create my own program and that's exactly what I did!
Setting up the dungeon was easy enough considering I just came off the never gymless routine. I wanted a minimalist approach. I devised a plan that would allow me to work between the barbell and dumbbells back to back per muscle group so that I could get twice the training in half the time. Here is an example of that.
weight 175 lbs
body fat roughly 8%
I was happy with the results considering I was a furiously lean 153 or so just a few months ago!
Fast forward a few months and I had been following a similar program this time it was a program that I felt was all encompassing and would maintain my fitness and physique just before my trip to Europe for a month. London for 3 weeks and Crete for 1 week.
my program was simple.
monday - lift
tuesday - anaerobic cardio + core
wednessday - olympic lift
thursday -body weight strength
friday - heavy bag work + core
saturday - yoga + stretching
I followed this all the way up until it was time to fly out to England and needless to say since the start of my journey (never gymless) I was in the best shape of my life and had the best physique of my life! This fitness journey ive been on for the better part of 5 years has given me incredible self confidence and an iron will. It has really opened doors of opportunity for me. Since I kicked it into overdrive the summer before nevergymless (infinite intensity era) my life has done nothing but change for the better! I cant explain it thoroughly, but I do know that I have developed a very intense rarely matched work ethic, a will that has yet to be bested, and the confidence in myself to know that if I put my best foot forward and try with all my effort that I will always succeed in my endeavors no matter what! This is not the end only the start. I wish to share this and hopefully inspire or give others that same gift that I have been given. So without further delay!!!!
Here I am in London!
So now that you have been cliff notes caught up ill wrap this up here. After my awesome vacation with my amazing girlfriend I am back home getting into the groove of fitness again, yet finding it a little more difficult this time. The main reason, every time I work out an old nagging injury which unfortunately unknown to me at the time is a genetic predisposition. My right hip has a labral tear and the femur has a bone spur which has caused significant damage to the socket and surrounding tissue. Needless to say I spent quite a few sleepless nights in some serious pain! The verdict was in and I needed surgery.....