Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Day 21 Pics: A Natural High!

Day 21 of 84

Status - Round 2: Phase 3: Day 2


I had a great day today. I did part 2 of my Muscle Rounds routine, this time for upper body. I consolidated on last week's routine by holding steady on the majority of weight increments while increasing weight on back (bent-over rows) and triceps ("skull crushers" a.k.a lying tricep extensions). All in all I was happy with my progress.

The high point for me was the natural high I got tonight doing H.I.I.T (High Intensity Interval Training). The endorphins were flowing throughout my body. There is really no kind of natural rush that comes close to a kick-ass cardio session.

The high I got was for two reasons. First was a breakthrough in my training pattern. I upped my cycle by 0.5 km/h to a new cycle of 6, 11.5, 13.5 and 15.5 km/h for a minute each. On the 4th cycle I successfully did 2 minutes on 15.5 km/h.

The euphoria I felt was on achieving this milestone was the 2nd reason for my high as I have not been in this territory for 6 years. At my peak of fitness I was on a cycle of 6, 12.5, 14.5 and 16.5 km/h. I am absolutely ecstatic to be nudging these numbers again after so long.

Anyway, here are Day 21 pics for November 28, 2006.

Peace, AJ

P.S I took these pics 1 hour after my cardio session and if you look closely you can still see the sweat dripping down my chest! Whew! That's what I call a workout.

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