Sorry, but I just lifted this from my training log to hopefully get a response from a wider pool of peeps.
Life has been really testing my ability to focus on training these last couple of weeks but with a bit of positivity I’m determined to channel anything negative into lifting really heavy stuff up and down. Helps to distract me, as well as takes the guilt of not training off the list of negatives
So I decided to up the intensity and really push for (relatively) heavy weights as I felt I was getting into a little comfort zone and maybe going through the motions a bit. Only prob is it means I am capable of doing less exercises per workout.
So a question to all you lovely people…
Tonight I managed my
Warmup - Stationary Cycle 50% resistance 5mins (2.1km - increases each time)
Romanian deadlift 1 x 12, 1 x 8, 5 x 5
Bent over row 1 x 10, 5x5
Squat 1 x 15, 1 x 8, 5x5
All at intensities that made me want to curl up and die, although I managed to complete them all. However, I was absolutely 100% fucked after that and so didn’t do the 1 arm rows, shrugs, and other things I would normally do afterwards.
For the sake of time, as I am sick of doing 1.5hr workouts, would I be better off just doing three big compound lifts per workout (3 per week) like this at my ‘100% cannot do another’ max, or keeping a little in the tanks and doing more exercises at a slightly lower intensity?
Goals are still to lose fat, have the bits that are supposed to be solid solid, and build a good base for the point where I outgrow what I have at home and want to throw some ‘grown up’ weights around - if any of that makes a difference.
Would appreciate any advice you people can offer. Thanks in advance.