After a couple of months of irregular training I’ve found myself in the same place and it feels like such a waste when one knows the potential of the body. I thought it was a good idea to place goals for each exercise or else I’ll be stuck for ages.
Goals for october:
My next target for the master step is the pull-up so I decided to take away one exercise from this day so I can focus better.
Pull-up: Keep doing uneven pull-ups, I’m pretty sure I can master the one-arm pull-up by tweaking this movement.
Push-up: I want to move to harder variations but since I’ve been training on and off I want to use this month to make the regular push-up feel like walk in the park. I’ll be 1×5 regular full push-ups as a warm-up, then one set of close push-ups to the max and end with one set of regular full push-ups to the max.
This day remains with the same exercises, bridges and leg raises make sense together.
Handstand push-up: I remember when I used to to 2×10 of these and now I’m below that. For this month I want to be able to make at least 1×11 and break that mental breach. I won’t be progressing this exercise until I reach the one-arm pull-up.
Bridge: I keep feeling more comfortable doing bridges by the day. I’ll stay here for this month and maybe start exploring the next step by next month.
Leg raise: I’ve fallen below the 20 reps so I want to regain 2×20 by the end of the month. I’ll also be doing some not-logged reverse crunches every now and then just because I love the feeling of burning in the abs.
I feel that taking two days between pull-up workouts work great but I didn’t just want to take a day off so I decided to improve my leg training a bit.
Squat: Been kinda stuck here, want to reach 2×10 by the end of the month.
Split: Side and front splits. I should be able to reach a side split in about 1 month if I trained every day but I don’t want to increase my flexibility past what my legs can handle when kicking so for now I’ll train splits just this day.
Kicks: Front and side pushing kicks. I will focus in control and technique and let my legs and body re-adapt to these, try to regain some balance specially for the side kick. This first month I’ll only do 1×20 each/leg for front kicks and 1×15 each leg for side kicks.
That’s it! I just hope to have the will to stick with this even when I get home late and tired! Until next time.