This one slipped up and caught me by surprise. For close to two weeks I hadn’t picked up akettlebell. I had skipped a workout, then another, and another, until I realized I was lacking my old self-discipline in training.
I remembered a progressive way to start a habit that I had read about. Want to take up jogging?
- Make an easily accomplishable goal like getting dressed to jog.
- Later jog down the street.
- Then the block.
- Now you are lapping the block and a jogger.
So I went back to the basics in my case. 100 two-handed kettlebell swings a day on every weekday. 10 Push ups for my upper body. 10 Goblet Squats for my lower body. Fifteen minutes and I am done. I’m even throwing in handstands for time as an option.
It looks like I have to be rigorously disciplined in my training or I go off the track. I made progress in the circuit training, starting at two rounds and going up to four. I guess their was just too much time between training days. Let’s see how this effected body composition.
Body Composition (inches)
Body Part Before After -/+
Neck 14.20 14.0 -.20
Shoulders 43.2 43.75 +.55
Chest 37.5 37.5 0
Waist 32.5 32.5 0
Biceps 12.5 12.62 +0.12
Forearms 11.1 10.82 +0.28
Thighs 21.1 21.0 -0.10
Calves 13.5 13.62 +.12
Weight 152lbs 155.2 +3.2lbs
Body Fat % 15.6% 16.1% +0.5%
Lean Body Mass 128.3lbs 130.2 +1.9lbs
Nothing earth shattering. Some hypertrophy and lean muscle mass surprisingly. Let’s see how discipline works.