Jan 4 2020 – Second session done
So it’s the Saturday, I didn’t manage to make the entry last night, but I did get to the gym! I’ll post my set table again shortly but overall it was a pretty good second session. My arms and shoulders are really feeling it today though so I probably need to focus on cardio or legs today.
I wanted to mention that an old colleague of mine, who suffered similar problems with his weight, largely down to our career choices, has made amazing progress. I read this on New Years Eve about his own progress (far better than mine!). You can find his blog here: https://chfrank.net/wordpress/2019/12/14/200/. This is a stunning achievement and I would probably credit it as one of my primary inspirations for getting back on track myself.
I’ve also started looking at apps that might help again. I’ve been using the Nuffield app to log exercise and with all due respect to Nuffield (and TechnoGym who I suspect are the app creators), the app is pretty poor when it comes to logging workouts. Perhaps the assumption is that others will use their own preferences, but this is the app that has bluetooth and barcode scanning for their equipment, which I love, but always struggle when its an ad-hoc session rather than something planned in advance. I know most people don’t train this way, and maybe the app is focused on those hardcore folks with a fully specced out training plan. Hell, maybe I’ll be one of those one day, but in the meantime, its not great for us amateur, building up to and having confidence in gym, goers. That sentence makes sense, but you might need to parse it a couple times. I will be doing some more research in the app area and maybe knock up something of my own that fills the gap until things improve.
Anyway, here’s the set list. I don’t have a plan for tonights sessions other than get there. My arms and shoulders hurt so may rest them a little. Need to focus on the core a little more maybe.
|Exercise||Sets||Reps||Weight / Resistance|
|Treadmill||1||10 Mins||10.0 KMH / 0.0 Incline|
|Bench Press||3||8||30 KG|
|Seated Chest Press||3||10||40 KG|
|Leg Press||3||10||100 KG|
|Seated Shoulder Press||3||6||7.5 KG|
I might make a second entry today and talk about my plan. Oh, I’ve also started to look at Noom. A somewhat expensive (after the free trial) app that I am sussing out to see if it is worth the hefty subscription. So far there is nothing overly special with it. It does have some nice motivating quotes if that’s your thing and it does do a good job, so far, of explaining WHY certain advice, for example food types, is good, bad (not bad), ugly. Today I “meet” my goals coach, so that will probably be worth a write up anyway.