Thursday, 28 May 2009

'Body by Science' Workout Week 2

Location: Woodcock Sports Centre, Aston University
Date: 27th May

1 set of Raise-assisted handstand push ups (2 plates) - 5 reps (one more than last week)
1 set of Weighted chin ups - 5 reps @23.75kg (1.25kg more than last week)
...Skipped the Barbell Squats because my legs were still shot to pieces from this two days earlier
1 set of Dumbbell Bench Press - 7 @32kg (2 more reps than last week)
1 set of Basketball rollouts - 10 (different exercise from last week)
1 set of Romanian Deadlift - 5 reps @120kg (5kg more than last week)

Finisher: None

Total Time: 20 minutes

Post Workout Nutrition: chicken leg and walnuts 2 hours later.

You could attribute the clear progress I made this week to two things. First, I did not do a 'starter' like last week. Second, when you first start a new routine you invariably seem to get some benefits as 'pathways' are established - even seasoned gym-goers benefit from this because you can't regularly do every possible exercise.

That said, I still feel good about this. I am looking forward to next week.

Oh - and my copy of BBS arrived today.


Chris said...

Let us know what you think of the book.

One warning - the photos of the free weight exercises are crap.

Everything else is good