I have completed 4 weeks of Phase 3 of my DIY Workout.  I am pleased with the results and intended to raise the ante.  I wanted to design a workout with two days of a Heavy workout and one day of Moderate workout.  That also meant that I needed to switch around some of the exercises.

Then Came Irene.  No Electric, No Compter, No time.  Ah well.  I will continue Phase 3 for one more week.  This is not bad.  It is a good workout and the only reason to switch it up is boredom.  Not bored yet.  Still making progress.  Week 5 here we come.

My biggest question:  Will I (eventually) be able to dead lift 225?  I keep having this fight between my age and my goals.

It is strange that I push to switch up the RT workouts but the circuit workout that follows my time on the treadmill has pretty much remained the same.  During the 52DC, I set my goals for that circuit as follows:

  • Chin-ups: 500 – I am now doing sets of 8 with a daily goal of 30-35.  I am trying to work in shoulder width pull-ups.
  • Single Arm Dumbbell Swings: 600 – Using a 25 pound DB.  In order to go higher, I would have to switch to kettlebells.  A set is 10 swings with each arm.  I am doing 2 sets.
  • Hanging Leg Raises: 500 – Doing 2 sets of 15-20 reps each.
  • Dips: 500 –  Doing 2 sets of 15-20 reps each.
  • Cuban Press: 500 – I have raised the weight to 12.5 pounds and am doing sets of 15 reps.  The goal is 30-35 reps total.  I may not be able to increase the weight since I feel it in my wrists.  But – it is really helping the rotator cuff area, which is the reason I started doing these.

I will continue these since they fill in gaps not covered by the RT workout.