I'm always into trying new and different things. After spending years and years of lifting heavy ( I Pick Things Up ) I've spent the last few months changing my training style. Lighter weights, higher reps, less stress on the skeletal system...hey I bought a bicycle and I'm been swimming the last few months.
Almost two years ago I had a bout with Melanoma and even though there's no medical evidence to back this up, but since then I'm not as strong as I once was...is it related to the Melanoma?...who knows, maybe my body wants/needs a change.
Well here's the latest change I joined Bob Harper, yeah the trainer dude from The Biggest Loser..I know what your thinking WTF.... No more chalk, No more 5-3-1, No more Westside who knows but right now I'm taking a break..a deload session of sorts.
Yes, there's a monthly fee but with it comes a three live (video) workouts each week as well daily circuits.....there's a recipe section, a section where you can journal and finally a message board area for support.
I did the first 20 minute Live Session today, and let me be the first to tell you that 30 seconds after 30 seconds of body weight stuff can put a hurting on you.....and as if you didn't already know this "Burpees" just plain suck. I still managed to get in a 2 mile run this afternoon and I am planning to do a Fitness Circuit tomorrow.
At this point one of the things that appeals to me is the use of bodyweight exercises..being on the road as much as I am this will give the chance to workout in my hotel room and not have to search out a local gym every time I want to train
I've watched as Bob has ventured into more Olympic style lifts (total cool) as well as Crossfit (which could possibly be cool). I hope to see some body composition changes in me, as well as I hope to see his fitness sessions evolve to include some Olympic style lifts and possibly yoga.