As you may recall, I met with Chris a couple of weeks ago regarding his online coaching program, ModelFit. We discussed my goals (faster 5k, stronger muscles, looking hot in my wedding dress, etc. etc.) and he evaluated my skills and current strengths and weakness. He then turned all that information into a personalized program which appeared in my inbox last week.
There’s a lot of information (4 attachments worth!) that I still have to go over Chris with (especially the “diet” portion that I’m not too crazy about at the moment). So I’ll hold off any thoughts regarding the specifics at the moment, and instead give a quick breakdown of what the actual training he designed, with workouts that remind me a lot of my NROLFW days.
Strength training 3x a week, cardio 3x a week, and a complete rest day.
Again, still need to follow-up with Chris on the details for this. Since training for my HIM doesn’t kick into high gear until next month, this schedule is temporary and fine for now. I’m putting my trust in Chris, as he has worked with triathletes before and knows how their bodies and training schedules work, but I’m sure that doesn’t mean I won’t be stubborn and try to go off on my own every once in a while. 😉
The bonus is that Chris laid everything out in an easy to follow format that came complete with photos and hyperlinked videos.
I love a good video. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve google “XYZ workout demonstration video.” 😉
Strength Workouts A and B are really where I get a sense of NROLFW deja vu. The workouts are short (only two circuits consisting of 3-4 moves that you repeat 3 times), start with an active stretching warm-up, end with a conditioning routine, and take roughly 30 minutes to complete.
I completed “Workout A” this morning as instructed. Active warm-up, followed by strength circuit 1 and 2, ending with the conditioning. Nothing terribly hard (though, the conditioning was a tad challenging) or earth shattering. Honestly, the workouts were a little simpler than I was expecting (I had the same thoughts at the beginning of NROLFW) and I was thirsty for some heavier weighted workouts.
But, this is just the beginning and the workout has room to grow. I’ll just have to wait and see where it goes from here!
An english muffin with pumpkin butter
I’m not usually one for eggs in the morning, but having them two to three times per week is part of the plan. 😉
Have a great Monday everyone!