Exercise Journal – 2010 Update

I haven’t posted an Exercise Journal update in awhile.  Don’t worry, I haven’t stopped.  I’m still working out 3 times a week.

If you remember, I was following an exercise program that is supposed to prepare someone to qualify for the Navy Seals Basic Underwater Demolition School.  Like I said before, I’m too old to qualify for the Seals.  I just thought they set a great example of physical fitness.

I had to adjust the routine.  First, I reached a point where I didn’t have time to increase the workout anymore.  Second, I got shinsplints just before Thanksgiving.  I haven’t been able to get rid of them, so I had to drop the run from the routine.  Since I just advanced to Yellow Belt in Tae Kwan Do, I decided to replace the run with my kicking exercises.  That way I can get a good cardio workout and improve the height and strength of my kicks.

I really like the new routine.  It still pushes my limits.  I can also do everything, except for the swim, in my hotel room.  Since I can do everything inside, rain and freezing temperatures can’t affect my workout.

Here is a copy of this week’s goals.  I increase my workout every two weeks.

This Week’s Goals (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

Pushups: 6 Sets of 30 Reps ea
Situps: 6 Sets of 35 Reps ea
Overhand Pullups: 2 Sets of 8 Reps ea
Dips: 3 Sets of 20 Reps ea

Swim: 35 minutes, 1200 meters, breaststroke

Tae Kwan Do

Front Kick: 25 ea R&L
Back Kick: 25 ea R&L
Step-behind Side Kick: 25 ea R&L
Roundhouse Kick: 25 ea R&L
Skip Side Kick: 25 ea R&L
Ax Kick: 25 ea R&L

Yellow Belt Pattern: 5 Reps

If you have any questions, let me know.

2 Comment

  1. Great to see your commitment to fitness Paul! How is your diet?

  2. I'm doing ok with diet. Not adding any weight, which is where I want to be.

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