Here I am at day #3 of this Beast Mode Workout that I started Monday and I am feeling pretty good. The protein shake in the mid morning is really working out as I am not feeling any sense of soreness today and I wasn’t ravenous during the day yesterday. Today will be a challenge as I am taking on 3 tough sets of legs exercises which consists of squats and calf raises.
Squats are one of those exercises that really suck the energy out of me due to the large muscle groups that I am working. Yes, like most people I do not like leg day, but on the other hand I know that as I get up there in age it it probably one of the most important exercise routines I can do. As we go through our daily lives we depend on our legs to get us through, but without heavy, weight bearing exercise our bones can be reduced in both size and strength. I have witnessed too many people suffering in their late 50’s and early 60’s from the problems of brittle bones in their legs. Not a day goes by where I don’t see someone using a walker or just hobbling along as they walk. As a note I enjoy doing all other exercise routine bare footed as it gives me a sense of being primal, but while doing leg exercises I am wearing soft socks and athletic foot ware to prevent any type of injury.
Another important area to keep strong at any age is our core, so I am mixing legs today with abs. I don’t need to tell anyone just how important a strong core is as just about every exercise routine and workout we read about or see on or TV’s expresses this one. The bottom line is that the core supports our upper torso, back arms and head and without the strength to do so leads to all kinds of physical problems.
I will also be doing 30 minutes of cardio tonight as to mix it up just once during the week. Of course the weekend with be dedicated to cardio, but I felt as if I need to get it into the weekly mix and I believe that after the legs workout it should be an excellent opportunity to loosen those tight muscles.
As for diet I will be taking in a protein shake that consists of 42 grams of protein twice today. One mid morning and one mid afternoon. Breaking down large muscle groups like legs and abs require more protein to recover and this will be the only day during the week where I will be utilizing this tool twice per day.
Both my blood sugar and weight are out of healthy range this morning but I know this will change as my body becomes accustomed to this new workout and could take up to 3 weeks before I see a slight change. Wait for it… Wait for it… LOL. So I will have to learn to be patient and not rant too much about my numbers for right now.
As with keeping up with the spirit of the Beast Mode Workout I am of course taking every exercise to the limit of complete breakdown. I am concentrating solely on those muscles that I am ripping and tearing and am visioning them shredding under my skin. I am dedicated and strong and will make it through this routine today to bring me ever closer to the fierce warrior that I know lives inside me. It is time to bring the warrior to the surface to fight for the cause of survival.
Blood Sugar- 113, Weight- 178.6
Bowflex – LEGS & ABS
Squats- 310- 18, 17, 17
Calf Raises- 310- 18, 18, 20
Situps- 25, 20, 18
6:30 AM Breakfast- 3 Eggs
9:30 AM Snack- Protein Shake, Blueberries
12:30 PM Lunch- Chicken Parm, Salad
3:30 PM Snack- Protein Shake, Blueberries
6:30 PM Dinner- Stuffed Cabbage, Squash
7:00 PM- Treadmill- 30 Minutes