Wasn’t easy, but I committed to getting up at 4am to workout before 5am. Was easier than expected, since I have been telling myself to get up and exercise for at least the last 2 months, without success on even one occasion. I guess I was just ready. Now, the key is to do this for at least 7 days straight, which will create the workings of a new habit. I’ve done it before, I know I can do it again.
This morning after my workout, I took off the dampened clothes and weighed myself: 223lbs. Which is WAY too much for me. I was 230lbs about 2 years back, but I feel my best being under 205lbs at 6ft even. This was a little kick in the butt I needed. I will remember this tomorrow morning when the alarm goes off.
- Warm up with dynamic flexibility (soldier kicks, broom stick stretches)
- 10 Rounds of the following:
- 150 meter row
- Dips (until failure)
- Pull ups (until failure)
- rest only as needed, but the goal is begin the next set at about 50-75% recovered. Approximately 1 minute each
- 10 minutes (100 calories) on the Elliptical
- 5 Minute stretch
My first round was completing reps around the 8-10 mark for pullups and 15ish on the dips. The next rounds dropped the reps in pullups to the 3-6 range and dips to 8-12 range.
If you are interested in learning more about HIIT, make sure to check out my other post which explains it in a lot more detail. Read here
A recap of the workout today: