Last week, I mentioned that I had played around with the idea of setting a new weight loss goal by September 1st for myself. I ultimately decided not to move the goal post and stick to original milestone which was 200 lbs by September 1st and as of August 23rd I now weigh 220.6
Over the course of the last two weeks, I did add an exercise to the start of each routine that I have been doing, which, I believe, has led to the “slow down” of the “weight loss“. The exercises are compound movements performed in a series of 5X5 with a 2 minute rest at the start of a routine. With each set I go up on weight until I can on longer physically lift the weight. If I do reach that point within the 5X5 I drop the weight to be able to complete the reps.
The Workout of the Week
This week I have come up with a workout sequence that will build a good sweat using your body weight and an exercise ball. The Foam roller is optional portion is completely optional but I do recommend a good foam roller if don’t have one already. this weeks workout all you will need are the following three items.
|Foam Roller (optional)||https://amzn.to/3gkOMS0|
When I start my workouts I always devote 5 to 10 minutes to waking the body up. I do so by doing some dynamic stretching, then proceed to foam roll for one deep breath cycle per body part. In my case, one complete breathe
In my case, one complete breath cycle consists of 30 seconds from the start of the inhale to a complete exhale. Knowing that then the sequence listed in the table below takes about 10 minutes to complete.
|Parallel to Feet||Perpendicular to Feet|
|Upper Back||Left Pec|
|Left Shoulder Plate||Left Shoulder|
|Right Shoulder Plate||Right Pec|
|Hamstring||Left Inner Thigh|
|IT Band Left||Right Inner Thigh|
|IT Band Right||Left Shoulder Plate|
|Quads||Right Shoulder Plate|
|Shoulder Bicep Left|
|Shoulder Bicep Right|
If you are running short on time then I would suggest to focus the dynamic stretching and foam rolling only on the areas that will be worked on for that day.
Exercise Ball Tabata Workout
If you watched my live stream on Saturday you would have seen me perform the routine below with the exercise ball. It was a tabata style workout which means that you work hard for 20 seconds and rest 10 for sets of eight. Since these are performed on stability ball, I suggest that the focus be more on the stability and safety.
|1. Full Body Balance||8||20 seconds / 10 seconds|
|2A. Reverse Leg Lift||1,3,5,7||20 seconds / 10 seconds|
|2B. Back Extension||2,4,6,8||20 seconds / 10 seconds|
|3A. Reverse Leg Lunge Left||1,3,5,7||20 seconds / 10 seconds|
|3B. Reverse Leg Lunge Right||2,4,6,8||20 seconds / 10 seconds|
|4A. Side Lunge Left||1,3,5,7||20 seconds / 10 seconds|
|4B. Side Lunge Right||2,4,6,8||20 seconds / 10 seconds|
|5. Push up Tuck in||8||20 seconds / 10 seconds|
|6A. Leg Curl||1,3,5,7||20 seconds / 10 seconds|
|6B. Star Sit Up||2,4,6,8||20 seconds / 10 seconds|
|7A. Sit Up||1,3,5,7||20 seconds / 10 seconds|
|7B. Sit Up Twist||2,4,6,8||20 seconds / 10 seconds|
|8. Saw Plank||8||20 seconds / 10 seconds|
If you do perform the workout above, let me know how you feel afterwards. I plan on Streaming again next Saturday at noon. If you are interested it will be on the Twitch Channel 8bitlookbook.