Sunday August 8th 2010, Starting Stats
7.4% Body Fat
Week 1 209.8lbs, 6.9% Body Fat. Week 2 210lbs 6.9% Body Fat. Week 3 213lbs 7.5% Body Fat
Well, I woke up this morning and after my yoga and meditation practice I realized I didn’t want to do something I wasn’t inspired to do. This was relating to something going on in my life right now but it also relates to my current “bodybuilding” workouts that I have already expressed boredom in. I figured I may as well workout the way I want to work out. The universe always leads me in the proper direction when I ask it to. I mean, I am not competing in 2010 so there is no deadline or rush to get my size back. Plus, I don’t want that stress anymore, I need to go with the flow and let my body finish detoxing and allow it to heal. I will eat and train the way I know is best for my health. This is how I advise my clients so why should I be any different, I am not that special. HA!
I was reading my daily RSS feeds and articles/blogs like I normally do while sipping on my breakfast when I came to Jon Hinds Monkey Bar Gym (www.monkeybargym.com) feed. Jon is a strength and conditioning coach for many professional athletes, a S&C consultant for many NBA/NFL/MLB teams, a head instructor for the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medecine) as well as a plant based athlete.
Jon has a section on the MBG website dedicated to workouts of the day complete with video. This may sound familiar to the Crossfitter’s out there but trust me, these are much safer and relative. Jon has divided the workout so beginners who need to work on their “Stability” can create a solid foundation. The intermediate trainee can follow the “Strength” workout and the more experienced (free from dysfunction) athlete can go after the “Power” workout.
I won’t be copying Jon’s prescribed exercises exactly as I have my own dysfunctions I need to take care of but I will model the structure of the workouts after his. Please take a moment and visit www.monkeybargym.com as you will definitely not be disappointed with all the FREE training and nutrition information along with the many other extras his website offers.
*Please consult with a physician or any other health care professional before randomly trying any of these exercises/routines on your own. I will do my best to give proper progressions and training tips when necessary. Ideally, everyone should be screened for efficient movement before starting an exercise program by a qualified professional.
The following is my phase 2 training routine, WEEKS 1&3
30-45 min Yoga & Meditation upon waking up
Monday 5×5 workout
A1.TRX Suspended Chin Ups,
A2.1 Arm KB Press
B1.1KB Overhead Goblet Squat,
B2.2KB Single Leg Stiff Leg Dead Lift (SL SLDL)
1KB Biceps Curl with towel and twist. 3 x6-12
15 min Meditation/Restoration
Hot & Cold shower, 1 min hot + 30 seconds cold x 4 =Regeneration baby!
Breakfast/Pre workout– Fruit Smoothie consisting of banana, mango & dates with a few added goodies like hemp seed, maca, bee pollen, aloe juice, coconut milk and coconut oil.
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Snack– Green Juice (Kale, cucumber, celery, ginger, lemon, apples), handful of soaked nuts
Dinner– Green Smoothie consisting of sprouts with spirulina, avocado, carob powder, hemp seed and banana. 2 corn on the cob.
Pre Bed– Shake consisting of 1 scoop Vega protein, ground flax seed, aloe vera juice and peppermint oil.
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