So I figured that I wanted to gain more muscle mass, especially in my lower body. I’m not sure why I felt this way, especially as there might be a corresponding loss in flexibility, at least a bit. Still, I felt I needed to lose more fat (obviously), and gain more muscle mass. So I decided to follow the rules of this piece of advice from bodybuilding.com.
Interestingly, at the end of May, I was for the first time in many years, under 80 kg. This really made me happy. But I still felt the mass was not in proportion and perhaps also I was influenced by all these Instagram influencers… Who knows?
So in June, I embarked on a 12/10/10/8/6 workout for compound movements, and 12/10/8/6 for single joint movements. I like the results!
I continued on with 120 minutes of cardio per week, this time though splitting it into two sets, beginning with 20 minutes on the elliptical, then after about two exercises, I did 10 minutes on the rowing machine.
To build the mass, I did each body part twice a week, it looked something like this:
- Sunday: Legs, Back
- Monday: Chest, Shoulders, Arms
- Tuesday: Yoga
- Wednesday: Legs, Back
- Thursday: Rest Day
- Friday: Chest, Shoulders, Arms
- Saturday: Rest Day
Of course, I didn’t neglect my yoga practice, even though it took a back burner. And I still spend a fair bit of time stretching after the workout. It is strange, and I do recall that I wanted to end my 2016 in the second series of Ashtanga Yoga. For that reason also, I decided to join the gym to lose some weight, as I had put on a lot last year, especially while I was in India.
Now, I am kinda immersed in my gym workout and yoga is still there, but much more as a spiritual and grounding process. We’ll see how the rest of the year pans out. As for workouts, in July I am doing German Volume Training, meaning even more mass!
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