Week 5 Workout

Back from the gym from my first attempt at Fighter Diet’s Week 5 workout.  I’ve decided to share this workout because, hey, freedom of speech and everything.  And if I get sued by Pauline for sharing, well, let’s face it only about a dozen 3 people read this so I’m not too concerned about it.

Deadlift Pyramid

Set 1:  20 reps: 15lb DB’s (30lbs total, duh)

Set 2:  20 reps: 40lb Barbell

Set 3: 15 reps: 50lb Barbell

Set 4: 15 reps: 60lb Barbell

Set 5: 15 reps: 60lb Barbell

Set 6: 15 reps: 50lb Barbell

Set 7: 20 reps: 40lb Barbell

Set 8: 20 reps: 15lb DB’s (30lbs total)

No rest in between any sets except between sets 4 and 5 because I thought I might not be able to continue if I didn’t.

4 x 20 Squats resting for 15 seconds between sets: 25lb Kettlebell

4 x max rep Push ups resting for 10 seconds in between sets: 25 reps, 20, 15, 10 (dropped to knees for last few reps of last two sets)

3 x 15 bent over DB Row – 22.5lb DB’s (45lbs)

3 x 20 Standing Barbell Presses – Opted for the 30lb Barbell; didn’t quite pan out.  Should have went to the 20.  Did 20 reps, then 15, then 10.

Superset 3 x 15 bent over Dumbbell Raises with 3×20 hanging leg raises:  Did 7.5lb DB’s no problems.  But opted for the Romanian Chair hanging leg raises. Still not gutsy enough to try just hanging from a bar yet.  I’m such a wimp warrior.

Superset 3×20 crunches with 5×20 Squats resting only 10 seconds between sets.  Yikes.  Finished it though! Used 17.5lb DB’s (34lbs).

Did some abs afterwards for about 10 minutes before calling it a night.  Thoroughly wiped.

YEEEAHHH!!!

Weight as of this morning: 133.2lbs.  I’m trying not to obsess over my weight too much because as a female we all know how it can fluctuate depending on a certain time of the month, or if we’re retaining water or storing too many carbs.  In fact, I just came across a blog that explains this exact phenomenon pain the ass. http://www.liftingrevolution.com/the-weightroversy-why-your-weight-fluctuates-so-much/

But it does feel good to see that number go down after all this hard work.  I’m also back on the veggie track after today.  I kind of got derailed from my veggie intake after doing so well for almost a year!  Honestly, budget had a lot to do with it.  But payday is on Friday and most of my $$ lately has been going into food; a well worthwhile investment.  🙂

Time for sleep!!

-Michelle

2 thoughts on “Week 5 Workout

  1. Haha, I don’t even want to think about what percentage of my $$ goes towards food (and protein powders, and gym clothes, and oh lord this is an expensive hobby ;D ). I don’t really keep track of my weight, but I spent a day weighing myself every hour or so (just for weird curiosity’s sake), seems I vary 6lbs over the course of the day, peaking at 2pm. Scales=fairly useless. Me with free time=fairly useless.

  2. Ha! I like that you did that every hour though just to see…I’m weight myself in the morning now when I wake up because I guess I feel like as long as I’m consistent with THAT, then I feel like it’s at least accurate at one time of day. But yeah I try to take my measurements often (just updated yesterday) to see my progress and I’m losing in all the right places except the chest of course,…awesome :/ Ohhh being a woman is so awesome. ha!

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