Stepping It Up!

I have now being doing strength training for two weeks following my current workout, now I have stepped up and I am doing 3 circuits.  I was excited about stepping it up, I woke up on the ball at 4am and sailed through the workout.  Let’s hope I can keep the momentum through until Friday.

Tonight I am going to add some more cardio; I have never done cardio on the days when I do strength training, let see how it works out.

Starting the workout; popping pills, pumping iron and exploding hearts

I am an English teacher in Indonesia (please don’t kill me for the mistakes I make on this blog), I see myself as very energetic in the classroom which tires me out.  And of course the heat over here saps the energy out of you, and the air con in the classrooms came out of the ark.

Ok those are my excuses for looking for a boost to start my workout.  So I took off to the mall and popped into *** and picked up some (expensive) pills; Hydroxycut Hardcore.  The first day I could feel them, they are very strong.  It helped give me that boost to start.

I came through the week being able to do my workouts in the morning @ 4am. I chose this time so I don’t eat into my family time in the evenings and also when I come home from school I am usually quite tired.

But by today I had to call it quite on these pills as they gave me; mood-swings, put up my blood pressure, the shakes, nausea and I found it hard to concentrate on anything.

And today it feels like my heart is going to explode; I am having stabbing chest pains (scary stuff).  So as of tomorrow I am going to put these off the shelf and try the natural approach.

Now I am not saying they don’t work, they do but the side affects are just to strong.

Current Workout schedule

This is my current weekly work out;

Mon, Wed & Fri – Strength Training
  • Crunch – x12 (for upper abs, no six-pack yet but keg is showing well.)
  • Reverse Crunch – x12 (lower abs)
  • Obliques Chrunch – x12 (for the muscles at the sides, that I never knew I had; ouch!)
  • Back Extension – x12 (lower back)
  • Squat – x12 (Glutes)
  • Pile Squat – x12 (Hamstrings)
  • Fly – x12 (Chest – man boob extermination)
  • Bench press – x12 (Chest – ” – )
  • Dumbbell Rows – x12 (Back)
  • Overhead Shoulder Press – x12 (surprisingly the shoulders)
  • Bicep Curl – x12 (for sexy arms)
  • Tricep Kickback – x12 (Triceps)

That is my strength training that I do three times a week.

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday – Cardiovascular

  • 15 minute cycle

My blood pressure is quite high at the moment so I am building up slowly. For my strength training next week I want to do the circuit three times and the cardio I want to build up to 30 minutes. Sunday is my day off.