Monday, March 17, 2008

The shape-up work out: The stupidest workout schedule i ever did

In retrospect, this was the stupidest regime i ever followed. it literally starved me and made me weak instead of fit. but i have still kept it on my blog as a reord of my follies.
this is similar to the idiotic fads like P90X and INSANITY workouts. its really stupid, even though on the outset, it seems to work. But you end up losing quality muscle mass and fat, and getting really weak - while you think what you have lost is only fat. 


15 Jan
Past the new year party spree, i had ended up bloating up 5 extra kgs - k extra kgs of fat - not muscle. Thats the chubby stuff.
Obviously i wanted it off. Its kinda funny to see muscles with semi flabby mass hiding all the cuts and definition that you have worked so hard to build up.
And then it struck me - why not use this opportunity to build up all the mass that i wanted to!
And that what i did for a month and a half - with pure weight training (max weights for 6-8 reps each) and zero cardio - i reached 70 kgs - in almost complete muscle mass.

1st march.
Now came the tough task - to shape all i had acquired into proper definition. phew! There was no way to attain my target with just a work out - so a diet had to be incorporated into the schedule to met my target.

What's stated below is no recommendation of any sort - its purely the regime i followed:

The 7 day Detox:
day 1: only water
day 2: only fruit juices (without sugar)
day 3: only fruit juices (without sugar)
day 4: light foods, non spicy, salads, basic food stuffs
day 5: light foods, non spicy, basic food stuffs
day 6: 4 light meals a day - minimal/zero oil
day 6: 4 light meals a day - minimal/zero oil

The General diet:
This is following the detox diet.
Minimum carbohydrates and starch. Stick to protein as far as possible.
3 meals a day + maximum water consumption.
Pulses/eggs/roasted meat/peanuts for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
No rice at all. Esp no rice for dinner.
maximum 2 chapattis a day.

The Works:
workout - workout - stretches - work out - complete rest - workout legs - rest

Day 1: Cardio + C-S-T (chest shoulder tricep)
30 mins treadmill
30 mins cycle
50 push ups (quick)
100 bench presses
150 shoulder raises
200 tricep extensions
30 mins treadmills with light weights (lifting weights/ doing curls/ shoulder raises)

Day 2: Cardio + B-D-B (back delt bicep)
30 mins treadmill
30 mins cycle
30 pull ups
150 lat pulleys
100 dead lifts
150 delt pulls
200 bicep curls
50 concentration curls
30 mins treadmills with light weights (lifting weights/ doing curls/ shoulder raises)

Day 3: Stretches + walk
Just stretch to the max.

Day 4: mix n match
30 mins treadmill
30 mins cycle
Mix n match - excercise all muscles that feel less exerted with low weights and maximum repititions.
30 mins treadmills with light weights (lifting weights/ doing curls/ shoulder raises)

Day 5: Complete rest

Day 6: The horror (legs)
I kept a separate day for legs coz the day i do legs, the next day i can barely walk!
100 Squats
100 Lunges
150 leg presses
150 leg curls
100 side sit ups
30 mins treadmill
30 mins cycle
I keep the cardio in the end so that it dosent scare the shit out of me right in the beginning.
(damn! the legs hurt!)

Day 7: REST
get a massage/steam. Chill. Relax. Give your body time to recuperate.

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AND THAT's IT! :)
If you do follow this schedule - do be prepared - it tires the hell out of you.
Another thing - i used low weights so that i could maximize my reps. But only so low enough that i used to be straining myself to get to the end.

Note:
i missed my 15 march deadline by a day.
I reached my target weight by 17th march thanks to 2 unexpected parties.
but i guess 2 days late is better than never :)

Now to go for it all! :) Absolute definition by April 15.
If you have any tips - do let me know :)


AGAIN: In retrospect, this was the stupidest regime i ever followed. it literally starved me and made me weak instead of fit. but i have still kept it on my blog as a reord of my follies.
this is similar to the idiotic fads like P90X and INSANITY workouts. its really stupid, even though on the outset, it seems to work. But you end up losing quality muscle mass and fat, and getting really weak - while you think what you have lost is only fat. 

- Pushkaraj Shirke

Monday, March 10, 2008

Haircutted

Before:


sniippp sniipp chopp chopp snipppeetyyy snippp choppy choops chopp snip....
AFTER:


ta-dahhh!!!!!!!!!!

i finally got haircutted..... my long hair chopp chopped... 10 months of patience allll lawnmovered... and here's how its lookings nowwww!
hee hee :D

(psssst... i got to grow it again ;))

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

My son's final lesson



Caught up in my busy day and my life i hardly realise a thing.
No feelings. No thoughts. No pain. No stops. No breaths. No slack. All work. All play. The gym. The court... and home.

Lying alone on my bed at night... it happens. SNAP. I miss him.
I miss that little fur ball licking at my face when i lay down.
I miss those paws that push me out of bed at night.
I miss those eyes that stare at me.
I miss that warm, fuzzy little creetur. I miss my son.
And sometimes it just rolls down my eyes.

I know i raised him to be amazing. To make friends. To fight. To survive. To stand tall. And i know i raised him the way i'd raise myself if i could. I raised him to be like me.
Which is why when he got kidnapped, i could reassure myself that he'd be fine. He knows to take care of himself.

But knowing that - i wonder why he didnt escape and come back. which he is, i believe, very capable of. Is there something he wanted to tell me?
Is there something he wanted to teach me?
I guess so.

Coz since the day that his paws didnt crawl back into my bed...im learning. Im learning a lot. Im learning something that i never learnt before.
Im learning to stop bleeding when i feel. Im learning to let my memories be shards of glass that cut through me. Im learning to realise that somethings dont last forever. and that somethings do. Im learning to put the past behind. and its lessons and memories ahead.
Since that day, im learning my most important lesson - the lesson i believe he's taught me. The lesson i believe is the one he wanted me to learn.......

Im learning.... to let go.

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