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Monthly Fitness Checkin

I have switched up a few things with my fitness routine that are working out quite well for me. For the first time in my workout regime I have started to reduce the weight and increase the frequency.

Not sure if it's an age thing (I am now 48) but I began to find that muscle ache due to lactic acid was stalling a return to my home gym.

Most of my workouts still orbit the Les Mills Body Pump program (one of the best investments I made as the pandemic kicked off).

I am now training almost every day, here is what I am doing.

Day 1:

Les Mills body pump tracks:

  • Warm up
  • Lunges
  • Triceps
  • Shoulders
  • Core
  • Warm down

Day 2:

Road bike, up in the Devon hills, about an hour.

Day 3:

Les Mills body pump tracks:

  • Warm up
  • Lunges
  • Chest
  • Biceps
  • Core
  • Warm down

Day 4:

Les Mills body pump warm up

  • Speed ball
  • Muay Thai bag work
  • Les Mills core
  • Les Mills warm down

Day 5:

Road bike again, up in the Devon hills, about an hour.

I'll also take the time, each night to stretch for about 30 mins.

I feel like I am getting more work in and enjoying it (that's the important bit) and I am not sorta dreading getting back in the home gym, maybe that's because I can push it a bit too hard and then suffer the consequences, not realising that it was a bit counter productive for me.

Soon i'll begin to start my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey, something I have been holding off on until my kids have grown up a bit (as I know I'll find it addictive).

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