Training week 1
So it’s the end of the first week of training and the program, is structured so you train for 6 days in a row and then have one rest day before starting the cycle for the next week.
I can honestly say that my body feels exhausted! Day 1 was chest and back and I think this day started the week off to a tiring start, but my goodness day 2 (shoulders and arms) was an absolute killer! I don’t think I have ever had such a long and knackering session, I could barely lift my drinks bottle to my mouth in the end! By the time it got to day 3 (legs day) I was actually quite relieved, I could give my arms a rest! However then days 4,5,6 were pretty much a repeat of the first 3 days. Anyway I got through it and have just finished day 6. My legs are tired and tights and so are my arms so a rest will definitely be needed and I think deserved tomorrow.
However how I refuel my body is a very important especially following back-to-back brutal session when you are continuously pushing your body to the limit!
So this week my typical food intake has looked like this …. I always eat 3 meals and 3 snacks a day.
(Meal 1)Breakfast Poached eggs and avocado on toast
2 slices wholemeal toast
(Snack1) post workout
1 scoop whey protein powder
(Meal 2) Lunch
½ tin tuna in sunflower oil
150g cooked rice
1 slice wholemeal toast
1 tsp peanut butter
(Meal 3) Dinner
Salmon fillet (marinated in spices and 1tsp oil)
1 Sweet potato baked (about 250g)
80g green beans
300ml semi skim milk
30g 85% dark chocolate
1 tsp peanut butter
And if I am still hungry then maybe a handful of nuts!
Now obviously depending on your goals you may consume different amounts of foods and food groups, however I have a super speedy metabolism and need to eat quite a lot of calorie dense food to give me energy.
I tend to stick to eating unprocessed and sugar free foods where possible and try not to skimp on carbs, protein or fats.
So that’s pretty much first week in a nutshell!
Oh and the pic is me just about managing to hand stand at the end of a session on my very tired arms…..
I would love to hear any comments, questions etc that you may have so feel free to comment below