Saturday, September 9, 2023

My Training Day Today

It sure seemed like fall today. 

The temp was 72, there was cloud cover, and the humidity was low for once. 

I still perspired a lot but that's just me.

Earlier, I had a monster workout at the Y. To change things up a bit, I performed a great high intensity form of training called myo reps -- a sort of rest-pause training that helps you gain muscle faster by condensing a larger number of effective reps down into a smaller window. Instead of performing a standard "3 sets of 8," for example, you do an initial higher rep set followed by a series of lower rep "mini" sets with only a very short rest between sets. 

What I like about this technique is that it gets my heart pumping and I feel like I'm getting a fairly good cardio workout in addition to the muscle-building effect. It also helps me to avoid so-called "junk" reps. 

Needless to say, all of this is extremely tiring, and when I got home I treated my body to a 3 hour nap. In addition, instead of taking only one day off from exercising this week, I'm going to take both Sunday and Monday off, have my usual sports massage in Wake Forest on Monday, and then return to the gym on Tuesday, Lord willing.

Time to cook supper. I pray you have a wonderful Lord's Day tomorrow.