1/27/08 Log: Next Turbulence Training Phase

I had planned on taking belated week 2 (now week 3 I guess!) TT challenge photos this morning, but my husband made some low-fat pancakes for us, and I had already eaten a full breakfast before I remembered that I was supposed to take some pics WITHOUT a full belly.

Oh well…maybe tomorrow!

Today’s workout was 30 minutes of YF upper body with lots of lovely pushup variations and 60 minutes of Powerstrike Forza in the living room.

I have just one more week to go on the 2K3 plan, and frankly, I just don’t want to do 2K4 next. I am not crazy about the exercises in 2K3, and 2K4 looks too similar for my taste. I’m rifling through all of the monthly TT workouts and core manuals to see if there is something that will provide a bit more challenge and novelty…and no front squats, LOL.

Currently I’m leaning toward doing one of the TT for Mass workouts, either Phase 1 of the TT for Mass 12-Week program or the 8-week TT for Mass Fusion workout. I’m in the mood to lift heavy, frequently, and with more variety, and it seems that the mass programs have more of all of these elements than the fat loss programs. I have no interest in workouts that utilize too many bodyweight moves at this time since BW work doesn’t seem to provide my muscles with enough resistance to grow, and unlike most of the women in the TT challenge, I will NOT be happy if I wind up lean but not visibly muscular at my goal weight. I’m not just trying to burn off the last 10 pounds of fluff here, I am determined to be somewhat jacked, too.

I tend to lean out better with higher volumes of lifting combined with intervals and strict nutrition anyway, so I think I can make this work.

I’m cleaning up my diet even more for this week and really going for new maxes in my intervals, too. Nine weeks left…time to refine my plan based on current progress.

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WORKOUTS
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– YF Upper Body (30 min)
– Forza (60 min)

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NUTRITION
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M1) 2 low-fat Bisquick mix pancakes with bananas and walnuts, 1 T. honey, 3 egg whites, 1/2 c. spinach
M2) Homemade trail mix (1/2 oz. walnuts, 20 g raisins, 3 dried apricots, 1/4 c. Fiber One cereal)
M3) 3 oz. Korean BBQ bee burger patty, 1 c. broccoli and green peppers in oyster sauce, 1/2 c. Kashi 7-grain pilaf
M4) 1/2 c. Go Lean Crunch, 1 scoop protein powder
M5) 1/2 c. 1% cottage cheese, 10g almonds, 1 packet Splenda, 1 T. cocoa powder
M6) 3 egg whites, 1 whole egg omelette with 1/2 c. sauteed spinach

Supplements: multivitamin, calcium 600 mg + D, vitamin C, 5g l-glutamine, 3 fish oil caps, 3 Digest-All caps

One thought on “1/27/08 Log: Next Turbulence Training Phase

  1. Maggie – you are feeling the exact same sentiments I was when looking at the 2K3 and 2K4 challenges: too much bodyweight work (which isn’t enough for growth) and not enough of the fun stuff (heavy lifting!!). Try the Get Lean Gain Mass workout. It’s a 4 day split – 3 upper body (mixed body parts) and 1 leg day (which I modified a bit because I feel like it was lacking just a little to be a complete leg workout).

    FWIW – my whole upper body is screaming with DOMS from the workout! 🙂

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