Well, I've decided to give DTH a try and see what it can do. I will run it for four or eight weeks (I'll decide around week 3).
A quick update as to my current status.
Body Fat: Probably around 15%. Trying to get a BodPod test scheduled.
Goals: I am hoping to stay around 180. I would like that to be a five pound gain in muscle and a five pound loss in fat.
Training: I wanted to find something new that would work for my schedule. I am going to give the DoggCrapp routine a try. It works well since I have a new boss that is one floor below me. Before, my boss was 15 miles north of me so I could go down to the fitness center whenever I wanted. Here is how it will work out...
Monday: Chest/Shoulders/Triceps/15min cardio
Tuesday: Back width/Biceps/Forarms/15min cardio
Friday: Chest/Shoulders/Triceps/15min cardio
Saturday: 30min cardio
Sunday: 30min cardio
Monday: Back width/Biceps/Forarms/15min cardio
Thursday: Chest/Shoulders/Triceps/15min cardio
Friday: Back thickness/Biceps/Forarms/15min cardio
Saturday: 30min cardio
Sunday: 30min cardio
The short, one exercise per body part routine will work nicely now.
WEEK ONE: 1/1/1
WEEKS TWO AND THREE: 2/1/1
WEEK FOUR: 2/2/1
Diet: Now that my vacations, kids' Valentine's Day candy, kids' Easter candy, and Shamrock Shake season is over it's back to eating clean.
Well, I started yesterday and it was hard to just leave it at one exercise per body part, but I followed what I was supposed to. I took the DTH at 6:30am, noon, and 5pm. No noticeable changes or sides of course. More to come as the days start rollin' on.
Yesterday I did legs and didn't do cardio. Nothing spectacular to report.
Today I stepped up the DTH from 1/1/1 to 2/1/1. Nothing noticeable right away. I have noticed in the last few days a couple of pimples on my face (kind of like the later few weeks on Mass FX Maxiumum Strength). No big deal though.
Again, my numbers won't look spectacular since I'm trying out the DoggCrapp routine. Google it if you haven't heard of it. In a nutshell, it's doing one exercise per bodypart, but fewer days rest in between.
Chest:Flys on the mahine
175lbs x 8
175lbs x 6
175lbs x 4
Shoulders: Reverse flys on the machine and dumbbell laterals
125lbs x 8
125lbs x 6
125lbs x 4
Front and Side Deltoids
25lbs x 8
25lbs x 6
25lbs x 4
120lbs x 8
120lbs x 6
120lbs x 4
15 minutes of cardio to finish it off.
Overall a good quick workout. I'm looking forward to next week since I'll have to start upping the weight.
Again, my numbers won't look spectacular since I'm trying out the DoggCrapp routine. Google it if you haven't heard of it. In a nutshell, it's doing one exercise per body part, but fewer days rest in between.
Back:Lat pull downs on the machine
187.5lbs x 8
187.5lbs x 6
187.5lbs x 4
Back:Rows on the machine
162.5lbs x 8
162.5lbs x 6
162.5lbs x 4
Biceps:Hammer Curls on the machine
90lbs x 8
90lbs x 6
90lbs x 4
No cardio today, didn't have enough time. Had 30 minutes to squeeze this in as it is!
Overall a good quick workout. My legs are a little sore still from last week so tomorrow should be interesting.
Yesterday was legs day and it's hard to feel like you've gotten in a good workout when it's over so fast. For example, yesterday's leg day was quad extensions, ham curls, and calf raises. Of course after I was done, my legs were wobbly so cardio was out of the question (no one needs to see me falling off the treadmill). But then a while later you feel like you could have done more. Oh well, I'll stick with it for a while.
Today is a rest day.
Still on the 2/1/1 dosage. Might bump it up to the 2/2/1 dosage on Monday, but that will cut this log a little short. We'll see.
Well today I bumped it up to 2/2/1. Nothing too different yet, but this is the first day. Still not sure about this DoggCrapp training. I kinda miss being in the gym pounding the weights for 45 minutes and really feeling it. Sure I'm sore for a while afterwards but it's just not the same. Anyhoo, here was today's workout...
Chest:Dumbbell presses, hammer grip
70lbs x 10
70lbs x 7
70lbs x 4
Shoulders:Upright rows on machine
150lbs x 10
150lbs x 6
150lbs x 4
Triceps:Machine press downs
True, it's not 100% DC. I can't lift on Wednesdays, too many meetings. The alternate is MTRF. As for the lifts, you are correct, but I have to add some enjoyment to it. The basic principle of maxing out with one set per body part and then hitting it again in a shorter days rest period is still there.
About the same. The diet has been in check so I'm guessing I'm losing a little bodyfat. This week (the last week) I have bumped it up to 2/2/2 on workout days and 2/2/1 on rest days. I don't think it makes much of a difference and I think my body has even gotten used to it since there has been no additional sides after the second week.