I’ve now done two more days of the new Coach. And I have to say I’m really enjoying it. The workouts are shorter and more intense, and I’m finding that they’re really working my muscles a lot harder (I’m have more of that satisfying soreness – is it satisfying?).
Yesterday I did:
The jumps, pan, no problem. I did Poseidon in 04:09, but no star because I still can’t do perfect form pullups.
And then today, the final day of my three-day Coach week, was
Interval: Core, Upper Body.
3 rounds of:
Commando Pullups Left x10
Side Plank Twists Left x15
Side Plank Twists Right x15
Commando Pullups Right x10
Plank Switches x10
Taking each in turn:
I found these relatively straightforward although I’m not doing them correct form. I could just about do 3 the other day and it was the same this time. Then I started having to give myself a little jump start.
Side Plank Twists
I liked these. I could feel that they will be good for core strength, but they were also nice stretches. They got more testing later on in the workout.
I also enjoyed these. They were fairly tough later on, but they were a nice change from pushups.
I’m really liking how the workouts are quite quick, but work your muscle groups really hard. I am finding it much easier to do before work. And not racing against the clock means that I’m much more likely to concentrate on whether I’m doing things right, rather than trying to beat a PB.
I’ve set the next Coach week to 2 workouts which I’ll do later this week, as I’ve now done four days in a row (including two swimming sessions and an hour’s bike ride).
While I’m here, a quick update on nutrition…
I’ve been making some really conscious changes to my diet. These include:
- Cutting out bread as much as possible
- Low carb lunches (usually a chicken salad or similar)
- Porridge or overnight protein oats for breakfast
- As much fruit and veg as possible, certainly more than five pieces a day
- Shit-loads of water
- Cutting down on beer and wine in favour of spirits, and cutting down my drinking alcohol at all to one or two nights a week.
- Higher protein content in most meals (last night’s steak was delicious!)