Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The new workout

Anyone who knows me knows that I really like going to the gym and really like lifting weights.  Unfortunately my current schedule really makes it hard to go the gym unless I get up at 5:30am, and that is not likely to happen.  I have decided to try a modified workout.

Typically I will workout for a few hours, full body weights, plus cardio plus stretching, but that just isn't happening.  Everyone keeps telling me that I should workout during lunch, but how do you walk 10 minutes each way to the gym, change, and workout.  Forget 2.5 hours, how to you do it in 60 minutes.

Well, I am modifying the workout.  I am working out in street clothes so I don't lose time changing... and am doing low reps high weight, so that I don't even really break a sweat.  I can't do too much in 30 minutes, but with HIT (High Intensity Traning) training 1 or 2 sets of 4 to 6 reps is all you need, and I can squeeze 8 mixed sets into 30 minutes.

It's only been 2 days, and it feels pretty good.  Workout heavy for 30 minutes, walk to Starbucks, get a protein smoothy and a sandwich, then back to work.  It works, except that I really want a nap by 3p.  I'm going to try to do it 4 days a week, plus a real workout on Sat or Sun.  Lets see what happens.

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