So with my sights of Beagle Fitness in Big Rapids, MI, I will be joining them for the semester. My class Schedule is three days out of the week Monday, Wednesday or Friday. So that means my workout schedule will follow the same thing. Basically that works out to a Leg Day, Push Day and a Pull Day. Leg Day is basically Quads, Hamstrings and Calves. Push Day is Chest, Delts and Triceps. Pull Day is Back, Traps and Biceps. I am debating with myself how to handle abs and forearms. I might simply add a Forearm exercise to Pull Day. Abs I might do Lower Abs on Leg Day and Upper Abs on Push Day. Not sure Yet.
The other problem is Wednesday which is weighing heavy on my decision about when to workout Morning or Evening. I can either get up fairly early and go to the gym or stay after my last class. Wednesday becomes problematic as I would be going to school and the gym the same day my wife works in Big Rapids and that means she would either have to get up early with me or stay after work with me. I am not sure how she would feel about that.
The Body Rundown:
Cardio: During workout days it is simple to get in 20 minutes of cardio. 10 min before and 10 minutes after. Nothing intense just solid cardio. If I could find a dancing class on say Tuesday and Thursday then I could maybe with switch that to my cardio or workout five days a week because I could lift then dance or dance then lift depending on when the class is.
Weightlifting: What Exercises. Other than Squat, Bench and Deadlift that will greatly depend on the specific equipment available and time. I am thinking of simply doing a 3×10 for a while till I feel mu body is ready for something more intense.
Nutrition: This is a difficult question because of school but I think I can make my own lunch and thus avoid the cost of a meal plan but at the same time how much would a meal plan be if it is only three days a week and both cafeterias are buffet style with lot of option so I simply have to get a good lunch of good stuff. Breakfast is interesting because if I lift in the morning I don’t want something too heavy. If I lift at night then I can eat a good breakfast and lunch and then go light the rest of the day. I have to see how things go.
Flexibility – Lost in all this is my desire to do basic Yoga. If I had reasonable five days a week classes I might be able to pull something off. Three long days with weightlifting thrown in and it looks like basic stretching to warm up. I guess I will have to keep it on the back burner and see what I ca pull off each semester. There is also the issue of in between semesters.
Few More Days and Back to the Iron!
Blessings and Cheers!!!