The Chances

How a 250+ Pound Couch Potato Got Healthy

Monday, February 25, 2008

Today starts the last two weeks of the 16-week Men's Health Total Body Plan. It's actually my second time through, but I'll be starting a new plan once this is done.

And once again, the workout kicked my butt! Here it is:

A circuit of:
Bench press, 3 sets of
- Set 1: 1 set of 6 reps @ 6RM (105lbs)
- Set 2: N sets of 6 reps @ 6RM-15% (95lbs), where N is failure
- Set 3: 1 set of N reps @ 6RM-40% (80lbs), where N is failure
Static Curl, hold dumbbell @ 20-degree angle for 40 seconds, 35lb dumbbell
Static Lying Triceps Extension, hold barbell back behind head 40 seconds, 55lbs

In the end I did 3 circuits. Set 2 of bench presses were 2 sets of 6 per circuit; the last circuit, I was only able to do 5 reps. Set 3 of bench presses were 20 reps apiece except for the last, which was 10. Heh.

50 minutes total, 359 calories burned

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