300 Workout Part II
In my first blog about this workout, I basically got wrecked by the routine. Well, it’s been about two weeks since I first started, and I wanted to try it again just to see what kind of improvement I was able to make.
Here’s my latest breakdown:
1 – 8 pull-ups
2 – 25 dead lifts at 135 lbs
3 – 50 box jumps
4 – 50 push-ups
5 – 25 floor wipers at 135 lbs
6 – 50 single arm lean and presses with a 35-lb dumbbell (I guess people are still stealing those kettle bells from the gym)
7 – 5 pull-ups
Clearly, the pull-ups are going to be the hardest thing for me to improve on. I’m a 5’ 10”, 165-lb guy with a low body fat percentage, but pull-ups just kill me. Nevertheless, the 213 reps I was able to do this time around is a significant improvement over the 181 I did a couple of weeks earlier. Not only that, but I was also able to do all the exercises at max weight. However, it still took me nearly an hour to complete the routine. If I were to just keep repping the exercises until I churned out 300 reps, I could easily see this taking me two hours.
Once I started to do this workout, I quickly realized that a change in diet would also be required. This workout easily trumps any previous workout routine I have tried in terms of the energy it takes to complete. Sadly, not just any calorie cut will do. I’ve completely cut out anything with high fructose corn syrup and have stuck with a high carb count, like pasta, and high protein foods, like chicken and tuna. I never consumed that much sugar, so that wasn’t much of a sacrifice, but I did enjoy the occasional donut and ice cream. However, in about another week, I will probably give myself a day off from that diet as a treat.
Also, I plan to hit a yoga class later this week, just as a change of pace. I need keep my muscles fresh.
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