Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Determined and Ready to Go!

I'm finally, finally feeling better, YAY!!!!!  I can't tell you how amazing it felt to get in a good workout last night and feel strong through the entire thing.  The new plan is set, it is a tough one, but you can't build muscle mass without tough workouts and heavy weights :)

I'm all set with my nutrition, I've got some reading to do so I can fully "digest" all the info to do the Fighter Diet.  There are so many different nutrition plans out there, you could always pay someone to just tell you what to eat, although that is pretty costly.  You know me, I like to be in control, so after a lot of research I decided this was geared towards my goals and something I could work with "easily".  I say "easily" because it is still a lot of work to figure up the daily calorie intake based on the foods I'm choosing to eat.  It takes me about an hour to figure out my plan for a week, I decided to do it weekly and change it up every week.  I can see why there are a lot of competitors that just choose to eat the same thing every day, but I'm doing this for a lifestyle change as well and don't want to get burnt out on it!

Anyone looking for nutrition plans, just really make sure you do your homework on each one.  I got one plan with Fighter Diet and needed to get two other ebooks and probably could have bought one of their "packs" rather than getting each one separately, oh well, lesson learned :)  There is no fruit allowed with this plan, you eat TONS of veggies and protein, I like that dairy is allowed, low fat or non fat dairy of course.  One snack I'm loving is the plain greek yogurt with one packet of stevia and some 100% dark chocolate chunks, YUMMY :)  I get to eat like 4 pounds of veggies a day, it is crazy, my body has to get used to that and right now I'm on a higher calorie plan to help me build muscle mass, I will never feel hungry during this phase!

Over the next 4-6 weeks Kyle is having me lift 6 days a week, one body part each day.  We are really, really focusing like I said on building up some more muscle mass, the workouts are going to be tough and I will really be pushing myself.  Both of us seem even more determined now that I have one competition done, we got the base built now to make it even better!

Last night was arms, holy crap.  I'm glad I had David there with me, when I was doing the heavier weight on incline hammer curls I wanted to drop down five pounds, but he wouldn't let me and helped me push through my last sets.  It was funny, I HAD to grunt, I couldn't help it I gave it all I could to lift those damn weights and made the noises to help me do it.  Some guys were doing bench press right behind us and I heard them say, "get it girl!"  LOL, I'll grunt right along with them ;)

All exercises are 5 sets (12,6,6,6,12 reps) lighter weight for 12 reps, heavier weight for the 6 reps.

Wide Grip Barbell Curl
12 reps - 20 pounds
6 reps - 30 pounds

Rope Tricep Extension
12 reps - 40 pounds
6 reps - 60 pounds

Incline Dumbbell Hammer Curls
12 reps - 15 pounds
6 reps - 20 pounds

Incline Dumbbell Tricep Extension
12 reps - 15 pounds
6 reps - 20 pounds

Preacher Curls
12 reps - 45 pounds
6 reps - 65 pounds

Straight Bar Tricep Extensions
12 reps - 25 pounds
6 reps - 35 pounds

Dumbbell Curls with Rotation
12 reps - 15 pounds
6 reps - 20 pounds

Tricep Dips - These were to failure
I did three sets of 18 and two of 15

My arms were DEAD after this, it was seriously difficult to pick up my purse.  Grow arms GROW!

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