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DLP gets Fit(ter) 2018

Discussion in 'Real Life Discussion' started by Jjf88, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Eilyfe

    Eilyfe Headmaster

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    The lifting is still going strong and I'm loving it. Interesting side benefit is that my overall fitness seems to have increased as well. I usually run one mile on the treadmill to warm up for the strength part (and do that 3x/week). At the start I could barely run 2 minutes without having to switch to walking. Three months later and I've gone from a 16 minute mile alternating running and walking, to a 10 minute mile of pure running.

    A few weeks ago I started doing some cardio separate from lifting and yesterday I ran 30 minutes without pausing for the first time. I've got to say, I'm in the best shape of my life right now. I really enjoy being able to just run without feeling like shit.

    My time in Canada is coming to an end. I'll def sign up for a gym once I'm back in Germany though. I think I'm starting to see slight improvements in the mirror as well.

    All around good feeling. And I'm starting to feel a bit lazy on my off days.
     
  2. Collinsworth

    Collinsworth Second Year

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    @Eilyfe, if you're doing a cardio routine like running for thirty minutes straight, I would recommend that you do cardio after lifting instead of using it as a warm-up. This way, you use your glycogen stores while lifting (better muscular explosion and continuous strength) and after that, as the glycogen is depleted, cardio will have a better effect at burning fat.
     
  3. Eilyfe

    Eilyfe Headmaster

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    Slight misunderstanding. I only run a mile to warm up for lifting. I do that on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Three weeks ago I started going to the gym on Saturday too, making that my cardio day. That's where I did the thirty minutes.
     
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