I think a couple weeks ago I mentioned I was going to change up my work out routine a little. Well, I have. So far it hasn’t been as awful as I thought it would be, but there’s still an element of almost constant soreness that I’m somehow getting used to!
I have been splitting things up with push-pull days. For example, on a lower body push day, I’ll do things like squats, leg extensions, leg press, etc, and the next lower body day will be a full day so I do things like deadlift and hamstring curls. Upper body push days include things like bench press, chest press, and tricep dips, while pull days include lat pull down, curls, rows, and maybe the occasional pull up (on a good day!)
Yes, I am training legs 3 days a week. I know… I thought 2 was bad, but the personal trainer I met with suggested adding a day to help build up the area’s I want to build up most. And since I’m splitting up how I move, it hasn’t been horrible!
I’m still struggling a little to fit cardio in. Right now, I’m trying to do 2-3 cardio sessions a week. In a few weeks, I’m probably going to add another day of cardio.
Even though I have a pretty set schedule, I still listen to my body. If I’m really struggling, I have no problem taking a rest day. I have goals, but if I hurt myself, it’s going to set me back, so I rather miss a day then threaten injury when my body is fatigued!