Ab work (Don’t know what to do, no ab wheel available. Did not do ab work, not until I find out what to substitute. Guess I could use a towel and slick surface? Try that next time.)[/quote]
Try barbell rollouts:
Roll forward as far as you think you can, then pull yourself back while keeping your arms locked , and your spine straight, the entire time. The farther out you roll, the harder it will be.
I read Dan Johns’ article today and was hopefull. This “40” day workout plan seems to be right my alley as far as with dieting and wanting to maintain or increase strength, plus it is short term enough to know if it works or not for me, but I’m not overly concerned about that.[/quote]
If you won’t have a consistent schedule to train at least five days a week, I wouldn’t try it. The program is entirely designed around that one concept.
See your “Bench Press” thread for my thoughts on this one.
With this exercise, if you can get more reps, get more reps. I do believe the 40-day program called for 20-50 reps.
Geez, if only you had a place where you could write down everything you ate for the day. At this point, I wouldn’t ever bother figuring out calories or macronutrient breakdown. Just record the item(s) eaten (including portion/quantity) and the time of day. That alone should shed some light on where we can make improvements.
I could say that whole “Rome built in a day” thing, but I’d rather remind you that, all due respect, you (most likely) didn’t become your current weight instantly, so you can’t rightly expect it to drop instantly.
That said, with smart, consistent nutrition and smart, consistent training, you can definitely drop some visually-significant weight in these next two months.