My overall caloric intake for the day - 2391
My water intake for the day - 152 fl oz.
My buddy, Lorenzo, who's working with me through all this, modified the Chest and Back P90X workout routine so I could do it today. The issue primarily is that it requires a ton of push-ups/pull-ups and with me not having balance, those exercises are very scary at this point. So what we did for the pull-ups/chin-ups is to use a lateral pull-down bar so I'd get the same movement. For the push-ups, we used a squat rack (similar style rack pictured below) and had the bar set a few inches below my chest line, then I would grab the bar and walk back until I was leaning into the rack to do push-ups. I've listed my reps below, weights need not be included as it does nobody any good to compare how strong/weak someone is.
A similar Squat Rack -
- Regular Push-Ups - Set 1 25 Reps, Set 2 35 Reps
- Wide Pull-Ups - 30, then 15 (Higher Weight)
- Military Push-Ups - 15, then 15
- Reverse Chin-Ups - 30, then 20 with higher weight
- Rest - 30 seconds
- Wide Push-Ups - 20, 25
- Close Grip Pull-Ups - 25, then 15 with double weight
- Decline Push-Ups (Here I did regular on 1st set, military on 2nd) - 14, then 20
- Heavy Pants (Free Weight Lift) - 15 and then 15 again with a slightly higher weight.
- Rest - 45 seconds
- Diamond Push-Ups - 15, then 16
- Lawn Mower Lifts - 20, then 15 (the higher weight was perfect there)
- Dive Bombers - For this we adjusted it to Regular push-ups then wide push-ups - 20 and 23
- Back Flies - 15 and 18 (higher weight on 2nd set)
- Rest 2 minutes between sets.
I feel great, but I know soreness comes in the morning. As I've told Lorenzo, that's my fault for being this out of shape, nobody but my own. I found this verse while reading tonight, I hope it inspires you all as much as it is me.
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