Good Morning everyone! I hope you are all starting your Mondays off on a positive note. Let’s make today a great day and carry that vibe into an awesome week!
The contents for this post have been running through my mind like crazy for the past like 12 hours. As many of you had read in my last post, things were somewhat rocky this past weekend. Not to reiterate what was already said, I want to take a minute to shine some light on everything. Following the publish of that post, the amount of support I received from you the readers was unbelievable. I could not have been happier to read some of the kind words I was receiving. It made me so motivated and inspired to forget about the negatives and continue pushing forward on the positives. Out of the bottom of my heart, I want to say thank you to all of you who read my post and showed support, pushing me out of the “woe is me” state and back into reality! Thank you!!!! That is what Chasing the Top is all about! Not getting down, but rather learning from your mistakes and pushing through! You guys have motivated me, inspired me, and fueled my flame to keep motoring to the top! If there is anything any of you readers need help with, whether it be fat loss, weight gain, build muscle, tone, or anything at all, ask me for help and I would be more then willing to lend a hand anyway I can! We are Chasing The Top together! Let’s keep moving forward! CHARGEEEEE!
Clean eating was back in full force yesterday. Not much variety, but we are use to that! On a side note, I have been collecting ALOT of the healthy meals that all you bloggers have been posting and trying to record them to memory so next time I hit the grocery store I can buy these necessity’s and start switching this diet meals up a little. Here are some of yesterday and today’s meals
Yesterdays lunch. Omelet with 1 Cup Egg Whites, 2 Whole Eggs, 1 Handful Baby Spinach and 1 serving of Asparagus.
Yesterdays dinner. 1 Cup Broccoli, 1 Serving Asparagus, 15 Shrimp and 1 handful Baby Spinach.
Today’s post workout meal. Normal Omelet+Oats with 1 serving Asparagus.
I been hitting the asparagus hard these past two days to try and flush out some of the water weight I’m holding from all the cheat food. I bought three bags of it so I will probably run with this veggie until I’m out. I’m truthfully not the biggest asparagus fan, but this veggie is a natural diuretic so it will help with the flushing for water.
On to some training!
This morning UT bootcamp was back in full swing. Throughout the course of the winter, bootcamp workouts focus more on endurance and VO2 expanding workouts. With spring approaching, the style changes to a more HIIT training with focus on quick and rapid movements and heart rate through the roof! We performed and AMRAP today (As Many Rounds As Possible). The workout consisted of 2 movements: 5 deadlifts and 30 jump ropes. 10 minutes, complete as many as you can. GO!
10 minutes Double Under PRACTICE
10 Minutes AMRAP
5 Deadlifts -185 Men/100 Women
30 Jump Rope
I completed 20 rounds in the 10 minutes
Following that and breakfast, I faced a bit of a predicament. With my car now out of commission, I faced the dilemma of no transportation to the gym. At 8AM, I asked my mother what time she would be leaving for work, she replied 9:30. I asked her if I could borrow her car with the promise of being back before 9:30. She agreed but told me I BETTER be back by then. Great, squats for time. Sounds like fun LOL
I got to the gym at 8:15AM
Squats Week 1 5/3/1 Training Weight 335
60% 5 Reps 200
70% 5 Reps 235
80% 5 Reps 270
Shortcut To Size 3 Sets x 9-11 Reps
235(11 Reps) 240(11 Reps) 245(9 Reps Rest Pause 11)
Fran Front Squats w/95 LB 21-15-9 As Quick As Possible
Squat Resistance Band Work 135+ Band
2 Second Negative + 1 Second Pause on Box+ Explode Up 3×3
1 Second Negative + 1 Second Pause on Box+ Explode Up 3×3
Fast Down+ 1 Second Pause on Bow+ Explode Up 3×3
Seated Box Jump 4×3
Weighted Box Jump 4×3
Finish time: 9:05 AM
I was GASSED! My legs were on fire the entire time. I’m not one to really time my rest time. I mean I know it isn’t long, but I don’t test it to the T. Well either way today the rest time was like maybe 30 seconds LOL. It was brutal. Solid workout, but BRUTAL!
SO if you’d like, give either of these workouts a try! I had fun with them and I’m sure you would to. If you have any questions or you do perform the workouts, let me know! You can email me at my new email at ChasingTheTop@Yahoo.com or just comment on this post. Again, HUGE THANKS to all of you readers who supported me and help me screw my head back on straight and let’s set our aim high! WERE CHASING THE TOP! LET’S GET IT!