SOFT MUSCLES, WEIGHT LOSS, BODY WEIGHT TRAINING
For the past 25 years I have worked out at least 4-5 days a week, until this past month.
I was told by my doctor that I could resume a modified workout schedule, if and only if I was able to be super conservative with weights.
To be honest, I was in no rush to get back to training. I know my central nervous system could use the break and it’s also a mental recess from the “I have to workout everyday” philosophy.
Exercise for me has become a drug that I depend on for anti anxiety and anti stress, but I surprised myself and dealt with this past month off of training very nicely. I wasn’t grumpy or upset at all.
I mean, I kinda had no choice either. 🙂
I did have a choice when it came to my nutrition. I am always conscious of my food intake, yes always. WHY? Because I work too hard to build a physique that I’m proud of and I don’t want to look like soft and fluffy.
My weight is currently 193. Which is 2 pounds less than I weighed pre surgery. My muscles are softer and I lost a bit of strength, but my body fat remains the same.
Because discipline. And awareness of food quantities.
I will talk more about this in another post, but I will say that I ate my fair share of cookies, cakes, steak and M&M’s through the holidays.
In regards to exercise, I did zero the past month until today. I returned with a very light workout that got the heart pumping and the blood flowing.
Here’s what I did:
Foam Roll Glutes
Lacross ball mash up under scapula
Close Grip Body rows (TRX) – 4X20
Walkouts with push ups – 4X20
Body weight squats – 4X20
I attempted the indoor rower for some intervals but I felt some pulling in my lower abdomen so I played it safe and stopped. Maybe later in the week, I will revisit.
The point I recently proved is that you can lose weight and stay lean without exercise AS LONG AS you are aware of your personal food intake and requirements.
That being said, I always recommend working out 4-5 days a week unless you have doctor’s orders or injury that prevents you.
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Believe in yourself.
Believe in yourself.