Soap box shmoap shmox
I’m currently watching the Office and 30 Rock, so sorry if this post makes no sense. But then again, do i ever?
Someone at the gym today asked me why I was doing 8-12 reps because “why would I want to bulk up? Don’t I want to do high reps so I can build lean muscle?”
First, let me clear something up. All muscle is LEAN muscle. Fat is fat, muscle is muscle, k?
Next, women don’t just “bulk up.” Depending on genetics, women will put on muscle differently. YES, if you lift heavier, you can potentially put on more muscle than if you were to lift lighter weights, but muscle doesn’t grow like weeds people. It takes LOTS of hard work. You aren’t going to become the hulk by using heavy weights. Don’t be afraid. (Obviously genetics play a role and some women put on more muscle than others, but unless you are injecting yourself with growth hormones, I don’t think you have anything to worry about.)
Sorry, it got on my nerves. I’ll step down from the sudsy box. (What is a soap box anyways?? I’m only 21, i still get to pretend I’m naive and too young to know anything :))
I made it to boxing this morning and it was awesome as usual. I didn’t finish eating breakfast until about 20 minutes before boxing, so I thought I might be feeling it slosh around in my stomach, but it was fine. It was just me and one other guy with Steve, so it was pretty much one on one. Loved it!
Afterwards, I hit up the other gym for shoulders and abs. It was a pretty good work out, nothing to write home about, but I can’t really lift my arms above my head, so I think I did something right.
Seated DB Military Press, Lying Rear Delt Pulls, Cable Rear Delt Flys, Standing Barbell Military, Push Press, Front Raises, Swiss Ball Band Crunches(blue band), Planks (2 body weight, and one with 25 lb weight) and Hip Ups. I think that’s it.
I left there, grubbed it up, went to Walmart for useless bolog-na, got gas, went to the bank, and then came home and chowed down some more. 🙂
Afterwards, some more sprints at the park and then back to the gym for Triceps(i was too lazy to do them this morning). I got a pretty good pump going–i dug it.
I did Pushdowns w/ a turnover, Reverse pulldowns, over head extensions, skull crushers, one arm pull downs and assisted dips.
Meals for today……
Meal 1: 1 whole egg, 4 egg whites, 1/4 cup wheat bran, 1/4 cup rolled oats, 1 TBSP Almond Butter, 1/2 banana, and a shot of Amazing Grass. I’m actually starting to like the taste.
Meal 2: 1 scoop protein
Meal 3: 1 sweet potato+1 TBSP Almond butter+1 cup egg whites
Meal 4: 1 cup greek yogurt, freeze dried strawberries and slivered almonds
Meal 5: 1 scoop protein+1 tsp glutamine
Meal 6: 4 oz. chicken, 1/4 avocado, sriracha, 1 bag of green beans.
I’m insanely tired tonight and going to try to take it easy tomorrow. The last few days have been tough workout-wise and work-wise. I’ve been getting so much done though, so I can’t complain. Today I got a ton of invoices out for work, put together a portfolio for a friend for his new website, worked on a meal plan for a client, did some homework and got errands out of the way.
Tomorrow I’m planning on finishing up a few homework assignments, taking an online test, more help for the website guy, more invoices and pay some bills, and hopefully get in a run in the morning and a good ham/glute workout. Then Saturday I’m off to Sedona with my friend Perry. Hiking and hanging. Good times with Good people.
This is getting way too long, and I don’t have anything interesting to write about. Do yourself a favor and watch 30 Rock from tonight. It does not disappoint.