The idea for this blog has been fermenting in my mind for a while, but what gave it the big shove that it needed in order to go from daydream to reality was this thread on www.MarksDailyApple.com.
There was talk of doing ten thousand kettlebell swings in a month, or suchlike, but I have worn myself out before with training in true Chronic Cardio style, and so I wanted something that was challenging, but wouldn’t cause me to blow up or neglect other areas of my life.
I wanted a rest day every other day. A wise man once said that your training is only as good as your rest, and he was wise indeed. I know how hard it is to NOT train when you’re just buzzing, but as I have surfed the peaks of intense training only to lose it in the troughs of injury and fatigue, I have learned to chill out and just take a walk some days.
So my plan for September 2012 is to do the following:
3000 Pressups (Pushups)
3:00 Hours in plank position
300 Hanging leg raises.
100 miles of walking (I’d love to do 300 miles of walking, but right now I don’t have the time)
Why those? I chose them because they’re simple to do anywhere and they are compound exercises. I am sure I could have selected exercises that would give a more even workout perhaps, but who cares… the perfect is the enemy of the good. Lets see if I can do this, and then consider what could be improved.
My nutrition will be my usual diet which I could describe as Pretty Much Paleo; plenty of meat, eggs, fish, vegetables, the odd piece of fruit, maybe a splash of full fat milk in my morning coffee, and maybe a few slices of mozzarella on my Caprese salad. I’ll be taking my usual antioxidants plus BCAA’s for the month. I am highly fat adapted and practise intermittent fasting once or twice a week, but I will be listening to my body, and fuelling accordingly.
This all starts on Saturday, 1st September.