The 12-week Muscle Building Workout is kicking my ass

  • ikaramazov

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    Sep 23, 2007 3:21 AM GMT
    I'm on day five of the first week. The weekly mass mail from realjock called the program "wonderfully brutal." Truer words were never spoken. Every inch of me aches.

    I started thinking that I'd be pretty prepared. I began the Strong and Lean program last spring and my friends have heard me rave about it ever since. It completely changed how I work out. I was especially happy that it finally got me to love doing cardio, something that I've resisted because of a fast metabolism and laziness. I guess I was a fool thinking that I was in shape.

    Days one through three had so many exercises that I had already spent the hour and a half I'd planned before I got to the final 30 minute bike/elliptical/treadmill sections. Day two I was determined to run, but found that I could barely eke out 15 minutes at a granny pace. The same was true day three. Thank God, yesterday there was no final half hour of torture expected.

    I haven't been this sore since the first time I started lifting weights. I guess that's enough of an endorsement, but, wowsa! I hope this gets easier.
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    Sep 23, 2007 12:42 PM GMT
    I have been doing this workout too and I must say - it's GREAT! I admit I love the torture (just a little) but love the after effects of seeing a great pump, feeling more relaxed and ready for whatever comes my way. I mean really, workouts wise have you done anything more brutal? By far, Day 3 is the toughest workout I have done. All chest supersets - even with just 25lb dumbbells my triceps were aching for a day and a half.

    Love it.
  • ikaramazov

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    Sep 23, 2007 3:06 PM GMT
    I agree, LaSalle, Day Three was by far the worst. Days four and five were a comparative "breeze," though grueling by any standard.

    Today is my first rest day and I for the first time this week I didn't feel like I needed a cane to get out of bed.:)

    I can't wait for day one week two. Sick puppy.
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    Sep 26, 2007 10:21 PM GMT
    I started it this week and so today was my day three. It is SO kicking my ass! The chest supersets with the pushups were a killer. I'm also the same on the time situation. The first two days left hardly anytime for me to get my cardio in - but I'm still enjoying the pain.