Played in the Rugby Rocks 2011 tournament on Saturday in London - was great fun! Turns out my fitness is a lot better than I had initially thought. Used to do cycling and rowing tabattas twice a week a few months back, so was worried the lactic acid build up was gonna kill me whilst sprinting on the pitch. I was worried about my ankles, as I used to have a lot of problems with them rolling over. My Vibrams have helped a lot (please do get a pair), not to mention the excessive deadlifting and squatting I have been doing.
Right so the the Advanced Program for the V-Diet was killer. I was still on about 1,200 calories on off days, 1,600 on workout days. I had some trouble getting to grips with the overhead squats (fell over so many times in the first week), and had to reacquaint myself with bicep curls. I managed to drop from 62kg down to 58kg, but since I've been off it I'm back to about 60kg...keep trying to tell myself it's water bloat. Will upload some pics from VDiet 1 and VDiet 2!
Travel - since i'm graduating from university I'm pit-stopping back home before coming back to the UK to pack up my student house, then gonna mess around Europe before going to Italy with the family (I've decided Italy is a female athlete's hell...must figure out how the hell I am going to work out - SUGGESTIONS ANYONE? I'm thinking Resistance bands and a carbon pole to use as a bar).
So since I will be travelling as of this Thursday for a week, I've been trying to max myself out this week to let myself rest the week I travel. Since Sunday I've been squatting, deadlifting, and bench pressing with some accessory exercises in between.
Superset 1: Squat: 60kg x 5reps x 5
Bicep Curls: 15kg x 5 x 5
Deadlift: 100kg x 5 reps x 1 (lower back and legs were killing me from squats and rugby the day before)
90kg x 5 reps x 4
Bench Press: 45kg x 5 x 5
Then did a chest circuit afterwards:
Incline Bench press 12.5kg DBs x 8
Bench press 12.5kg DB x 6
Push ups x 3
Incline push ups x 3
Did this twice and to failure...a lot of fun!
Monday: Did the same circuit, but to 8rm
Superset: Squat: 55kg x 8 x 4
Bicep Curls: 20kg x 8 x 4
Superset: Deadlift: 80kg x 8 x 4
V Sit ups: BW x 8 x 4
Superset: Bench Press: 40kg x 8 x 4
Back fly: 7kg DB x 8 x 4
Finished up with a Lat circuit and a rowing mechanical drop set.
Today I am working to my 3 rep max...should be interesting! In terms of nutrition, did a high carb day yesterday (the boyfriend brought soe haggis down from Scotland..it had to be done!) But today made some coconut flour pancakes with fruit for breakfast...delicious! Will keep you all posted!