So for the first tuesday in god knows how long, I didn't lift weights. I still exercised a bit (prolly 10 mins of lite punching bag and around a two mile walk). But nothin too intense. I think it was a combo of not eating enuff combined with lifting too much, and I am just taking a week off to recuperate. Just some light cardio stuff to keep me from drifting into forever laziness. I think I'll keep some cardio from here on out too. Nothing too intense- want this to be a recuperate week of course. I think next week when I get back into the swing of things I am going to have a new plan. Yes, I know I change frequently, but am just trying to figure out what works best for me. Seeing as how I don't want to overtrain, overreach, or push myself too far again (prolly the opposite of most on this board), I am going to take steps to prevent this. But when I take it back up next week- here's what I am going to do. I am going to stick with low volume training cause I feel I am making gains with it and I am satisfied with that. I am gonna do two strength and explosive workouts a week. There will also be one muscular endurance day, which I can't decide to do complexes or just light bodyweight stuff in my backyard (which sounds much more appealing honestly). The endurance day will be a full body day. I think muscular endurance is something I have been missing in my workouts, and will benefit me to have a day of it. Combined with the fact that I will only be doing 2-3 exercises per workout, with one set, I do not think I will overtrain very easily. I will be doing more aerobics, but I am going to hold off on intense interval training for the time being. Just 15-20 mins of moderate cardio a couple times a week. I will try to include swimming as one of these every week if possible, twice if I am lucky. So here's what my weightlifting will look like-
Weight training leg day-
Thurs- Bodyweight Endurance day, followed by interval runs
Sat- Upper Body day
One armed Row
One day of sprints and HIIT swimming per week as well.
The endurance workout will be inbetween the two, as it will probably be every thurs- with one str workout being tues, and the other being sat. For the endurance, as said before, it would be a simple muscular endurance workout, with either barbell complexes or some sort of body weight stuff (push ups, bodyweight squats and lunges, jumping jacks, shoulder and tricep work with a board, bodyweight rows if I can find a suitable thing).
The other days I will fill with simple activites such as lesiure walks and hikes, playing a sport like tennis or volleyball, kicking my punching bag, rollerblading, biking, etc. Try to not do these as intense, as I don't want to get into overtrained conumdrum again!
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