Oh pull-up… when will you stop playing hard-to-get? I must admit I was pretty disappointed when I still couldn’t do a pull-up last week. But… it’s rare for things to go exactly to plan, which is why I’m choosing to celebrate the goals I did reach (and even surpass) instead of focusing on the one goal I didn’t.
Last month I made some Thanksgiving Eve goals for myself. And even though I still can’t do a pull-up… I was able to surpass my Bench Press & Deadlift goals by 10 lbs and meet my Squat goal. Since my current diet and work-out regimen allowed me to reach 75% of my goals, I’m going to continue to follow it for my Christmas Eve goals. To keep things interesting, however, I’m going to add in a couple new lifts which will force me to master some new lifting techniques.
Current Strength Measures Goal by Christmas Eve
(November 23rd) (December 24th)
Bench = 75 lbs Bench = 90 lbs
Squat = 135 lbs Squat = 150 lbs
Deadlift = 115 lbs Deadlift = 130 lbs
Pull-Up = 0 Pull-Up = 1
Front Squat = 0 Front Squat = 55 lbs
Ground-Over-Head = 0 lbs Ground-Over-Head = 45 lbs
Plan of Action:
(same as last month)
Sunday: Strength/Cardio workout, BodyRock style
Monday: Strength workout, LeanGains style
Tuesday: Light cardio, MarksDailyApple style
Wednesday: Strength workout, Leangains style
Friday: Strength workout (Leangains) OR Strength/Cardio (BodyRock) workout… depending on time available, energy level, etc.
**Intermittent Fasting is NOT dieting. You eat the same number of calories that you would normally consume, you just condense it into a 9 hour period.
I’ll keep you posted on my progress… and in the meantime you should make some fitness goals of your own. Who says you need to wait until New Years? 🙂