I have been committing myself to a full transformation for this summer in part with Christian Guzman Summer Shredding 2017. Lately though I hit a low point of not really getting into gear the last month due to a hectic work schedule and travelling. I decided to make a big change for the month of April to make sure I could get on track and keep going strong till the end .
As mentioned in my previous blog I have been doing Zyn22 spin classes at least 3 times a week as a form of HIIT cardio and just stress reliever. At the moment I will also be adding steady state cardio such as running, elliptical or swimming to have some cardio to build my cardiovascular system.
Most importantly I have decided to go back to my trusty online favorite trainer Kris Gethin and his new 8 week Hardcore Trainer!
I have used Kris Gethin’s plans in the past and have had amazing luck with his workouts and the mentality he gets in to hit his goals. The 8 week trainer has workouts 5 days a week and splits body parts into:
- Day 1 – Quads
- Day 2 – Chest and Shoulders
- Day 3 – Arms
- Day 4 – Hamstrings, Abs and Back
- Day 5 – Back and Calves
It is a pretty strenuous workout regiment for the next 8 weeks but during his last Hardcore Trainer that I did the results where outstanding. One of my favorite things about Kris and his programs is just how diverse he gets in his workout plan. I have yet to do a Kris Gethin plan that doesn’t use free weights, machines, bands, and just body weight exercises. Having such a diverse workout plan makes sure that you keep focused and keeps you from getting bored throughout the workout plan.
Kris does require you to put two cardio times everyday during his Hardcore Trainer that are not HIIT cardio in order to not get injured. I will be switching that part because I just like Zyn22 so much and it part of what gives me pleasure during the week. Zyn22 will still be part of my weekly workouts at least 3 times but also supplemented with elliptical, swimming and stair climber.
The only part of my regimen for the next 8 weeks that is still up to change is what time of the day I workout due to my new work commute. Kris is a big promoter of food in your stomach before workouts and cardio which means 5am gym sessions would be hard to do. This week is my test to see how I feel doing weight lifting sessions in the morning but I think at least two days a week that will happen.
Lastly I am doing a mix of calorie and macro counting and tweaking as I see changes. This week I have just been doing my best to track what I eat and be honest with myself in order to get a baseline. I want to see exactly how much I eat and where my macros are going in order to start making changes moving forward. I will definitely be going more in depth on this later but want to make sure I have a baseline before I go into how I will be making changes.
I am ecstatic to see what the next two months have in store and cant wait to document the journey!
Do you have any big plans for summer 2017? What are your fitness goals until mid year?
As always happy adventures and keep pushing yourself!
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