Two weeks back I picked up a book about health with the name: Don’t lose out, work out.
Reading this book has been a revelation to me. I had been working out fairly regularly at the gym in the last 7 months. While I have lost weight and have become fitter generally, I felt that for the effort I have put in, I haven’t achieved the results. Now I understand why.
For some reason I have always emphasized on cardio as a method for fat loss. Apparently, my judgement was without any basis. Weight training seems to be the more optimal approach to achieve that goal. I have already decided that I am going to extend my gym membership. I still don’t know for how long I will be staying here in Bangalore so I’m not sure for how long to take up the subscription.
I have a new regimen mapped out now. 3 days strength training, 3 days running and one day rest.
The schedule will look something like this:
Tuesday (Run, about 8K)
Wednesday: (Lower Body)
Squats with weights
Lunges with Weights
stiff leg deadlifts
standing calf raises
Thursday (Run, faster 6K)
Overhead DB Press
Side Lateral DB
Cable Push Down
Satuday — Break
Sunday (Long Run, 16K)
With this regimen, I will be covering 30K per week on the road and will be able to focus on only weights in the gym. The amount of time I will be spending in the Gym will reduce. Hopefully I will see the results.