I completed Stage 2!
Stage 2 is shorter. It is only 8 workouts per set (A,B) and if you do it 3x a week, it will be 3 weeks or you can do 2x a week for 4 weeks. With getting into my peak training for Marathon #3, I opted for 2x a week.
I’ll just put it bluntly. I did not like this stage. I am so tired of doing step ups and I don’t understand the difference between the “static lunge with rear foot elevated”, the “bulgarian split squat” and the “Reverse lunge from a box”. They all seemed so similar. I tried to vary the heights?! Who knows.
I’ll get right to it:
|Stage 2 Workout A||Start Wt||End Wt|
|A: Front Squat/Push press||45||55|
|B1: Step Up||30||35|
|B2:Dumbell One Pt Row||20||35|
|C1: Static Lunge-rear ft elev||30||35|
|C2: Push ups||10 flat||10 flat|
|D1: Planks||60 sec||60 sec|
|D2: Horiz Woodchop||15||25|
And part two:
|Stage 2 Workout B||Start Wt||End Wt|
|A. Wide Grip Deadlift from Box||50||70|
|B1: Bulgarian Split Squat||20||35|
|B2. Underhand Grip lat pull down||70||80|
|C1. Reverse Lunge box w/reach||20||25|
|C2. Dumbbell prone cobra snatch||20||20|
|D1. Swiss Ball crunch||10reps/10#||10reps/10#|
|D3. Lateral Fexion||10reps||10reps|
|E. Prone Cobra||60s||60s|
Overall even though I didn’t like some of these exercises, I did make progress and that is important! I feel stronger and a bit trimmer. Which is also shown in the numbers!!I have to confess that workout B was supposed to have 15 minutes of intervals following the workout. I usually do these in the mornings and run later that evening. I skipped the intervals. I know they are important, but I figured I was doing a lot already..
Wow I was beyond excited with these! Losing about an inch in my waist and 0.5″ on each thigh is exciting!!
Onto the next stage!