Friday, February 11, 2011

Yer End of the Week Roundup

I began the week exhausted. Exhausted and feeling fat. FAT!

Not cool. I did P90x on Monday (Chest & Back) but just couldn't find that motivation to do it on any other day. After some conversing with Handsome, it really is just a better choice for both of us that I go to the gym and he workout at home. I do wish we could workout together, but I'm just going to have to save that for the weekend with our running together. I guess running together will seem that much sweeter when I finally get to :)

I found my motivation again on Thursday when I pretty much woke up at 4. I really enjoyed being able to watch Glee while I got ready for the day and drink my coffee. :)

Thursday ended up with 1485 Calories, 152g Protein, 117g Carbs, 43g Fat along with 128 oz water and a fat upper body workout:
Arnold Press: 22.5x8, 25x6, 25x4, 27.5x2
Angled Prone Reverse Curl: 15x8, 15x6, 17.5x6, 20x4
Zottman Curl: 15x8, 15x8, 17.5x6, 17.5x6
Incline Reverse Crunch: 5x10, 0x10, 5x10, 0x10
Cable Standing Close Row: 140x12, 150x8, 150x6, 150x4
Cable Straight Arm Pull-Down: 80x8, 90x6, 90x4, 90x2
AND! I'm trying something new in order to gain some strength and reach my goal of being able to do 5 unassisted pullups by March 22nd... Taken straight from the military...
A 6 step Pyramid w/1 pullup, 2 pushups and 3 sit-ups
For those of you who don't know what a pyramid is, this is how it works:
So, you multiply each pullup, pushup & situp for each step (or set) you are on with absolutely no rest between steps.
Ex. 1 pullup, 2 pushups, 3 situps. Then, 2 pullups, 4 pushups, and 6 situps. Then, 3 pullups, 6 pushups, and 9 situps. And so on. :)
6 is the peak, and then you decrease back down the other side of the pyramid. Great way to increase strength.
-Ended up with 36 pullups, 72 pushups, and 108 situps-
It has been tested in the military that if done every day for a week in addition to your normal workout that you can double your strength in two weeks! This will become a staple for me until I reach the goal! Needless to say, I am SORE!!!!!
Also threw in 20 mins HIIT on elliptical.

Today was hard hard hard!
Barbell Hack Squat: 40x8, 40x6, 50x4, 50x2
Good Morning: 50x12, 50x8, 60x6, 60x4
Side Lunge: 50x12, 60x8, 70x6, 80x4
Bulgarian Split Squat: 80x8, 80x6, 90x4, 90x2
Barbell Overhead Squat: 40x12, 50x10, 50x8, 60x6
Bosu Side Bridge: 0x10, 0x12, 0x14, 0x16 each side
Also, got in 3 weight complexes. 40 lbs- 3 sets of : Jump squat, push press, hang clean to front squat, and barbell bent-over row.


  1. Lacey, I have a question for you. You seem to be really on track with your food intake. I try every day to keep track of what I eat when and calories, etc. I just feel like something isn't clicking. I generally am very healthy. I have my bad days but you know... So have gone to see a nutritionist or have you just done all your research on line?

  2. I used to be in the Army and during my early training phase days we had to do the pyramid you described every single time that we had to run to/pass through our courtyard where formations were held. So we ended up having to do it at least 3-5 times/day. It's amazing how quickly you become much stronger :)


  3. Wow! I'm impressed that you can do that many unassisted pulls already!

  4. Lady J- I had a trainer design my diet because I needed to be able to add in some more clean calories. I'd be happy to share my diet plan with you if you like.
    Tracy-it was so awesome! I'm stoked to be able to increase my strength so quickly!
    Super sweets- I'm not unassisted just yet. I'm still at 70 lbs assisted but plan to decrease my weight every pyramid I do which will probably be about 3 a week aside from my chest day. :)

  5. Damn!!!

    *that's a compliment :)