I launched a new spartan side-blog that is basically my workout logs if anyone cares to see what I do, or wants to follow on their own.
My basic philosophy is hitting key weight lifts of squats, deadlifts, press, bench press; adding in supplementary lifts in conditioning pieces or on their own. Conditioning is only a few times a week and are generally short, intense efforts usually 10 minutes or less; along with moving slowly like walking or hiking when I can. The volume isn’t especially high, most sessions in our home gym take maybe 30 minutes, longer ones usually take an hour. I’m looking to get in and out, and keep volume low enough to recover well. Unlike the constant cardio and Crossfit folks who are often doing themselves a disservice by the high volume and excessive cortisol they have to manage, I keep things in line with my goals.
Goals are stay healthy and uninjured (problem previously), recover well, be semi-fit to jump into most activities (bike rides, hikes, soccer games with the kids, so forth) and look good naked. A sustainable workout program. Along with good diet (which included cutting out drinking this month), I’m continuing to see strength progress while losing some of the holiday chub along the midsection. Anyways, check it out if you are so inclined, otherwise, we’ll be back to some regular programming later this week.