Finding Balance In The Force With HITT Training and Low Impact Cardio Training. Oh And Some Back and Biceps At The Gym
Sunday, May 28, 2023
“The Force is not a power you have. It's not about lifting rocks. It's the energy between all things, a tension, a balance, that binds the universe together.” — Luke.
Yesterday after my workout I rewatched Season One of Succession. I say re-watch cuz I thought I had only seen a few episodes of it but turned out I had seen all of Season One. Ugh. Only three seasons to go. Hoping to get to at least Season Three by tomorrow. As for my sleep last night it wasn't that bad. I did toss and turn a bit but that is usual. This morning I slept in a bit and had my 2 Kodiak Waffles and Coffee. Then change and drink a preworkout drink on the way to the gym.
Back and Bicep Day. pic.twitter.com/Tqn1BXU8cL— Joel McKenna (@the17thman) May 28, 2023
5 min incline tread walking
Asst Wide Grip Pull Up 1 2 3 4
Standing Cable Hammer Curl 1 2 3 4
Seated Cable Pulldown 1 2 3 4 5 (increased 15 lbs)
Seated Curlbar Preacher Curl 1 2 3 4
Seated Cable Row 1 2 3 4 5
Curlbar Drag Curl 1 2 3
I did my Bicep Movements out of my usual order as there was a guy and a girl using the curl bar. I did increase weight in the Pulldown by 15lbs but my reps were not great. The gym doesn't have the weights you put on the machine so it only has 15 pound increaments. Everything else was the same as I've been doing. Working that Progressive Overload cus' it's all about Progress Not Perfection.
At home had a protein shake some procrastination then a 20 minute HITT Ride. That was per Doctor's Orders. This isn't the PA who tried to scold me over my BMI. My last in person doctor visit the PA asked if I was trying to put on weight and made the comment that my BMI was high. To which I replied I'm putting on a little bit of muscle so I'm okay with it and BMI is bullshit anyways. The HITT recommendation is from my Teledoc who was asking me my workout routine and I told him I stopped HITT training and noticed that my weight had dropped but my strength increased. He then recommended I do some HITT so I did. I still insist on this comment "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Scale When I Gave Up HITT Training". But at that time I was only doing HITT Cardio. It was all or nothing. So now I'm gonna do one HITT class a week. Balance.
Per Doctors Orders I did a HITT class. pic.twitter.com/sk0a2uDlXL— Joel McKenna (@the17thman) May 28, 2023
Finding the balance is key. I gotta remind myself that it is not all of nothing. Think of the workouts as a buffet. Take some from the dessert bar but also taking some from the salad bar. Finding that inner balance with the force.
Monday will be Leg Day.
Tuesday will be Chest Day.
Wednesday will be Back and Bicep Day
Thursday will be Recovery. I'm working a closing shift on Wednesday and an opening shift on Thursday.
Friday will be Leg Day.
Saturday will be Chest and Disney's Animal Kingdom!
Sunday will be Recovery Day and Disney's Hollywood Studios!
See Work, Workouts and Disney. BALANCE!
Random Acts of Fitness - 240 Pickleball Courts. That is how many courts our Recreation Department oversees. I'm adding on to the post as I'm watching a video from the Developer's talking about things they do for quality of life. Which goes to what I say all the time "We can't add years to someone's life but we can add quality to those years." With my personal mission statement of "Helping Others Move Through Life and Sport" the more opportunities that I can help provide from work the more Random Acts of Fitness I complete.