Monday, October 17, 2011

ZeroMan Workout 13


ZeroMan Workout Series

The ZeroMan workout series is designed for gentlemen relatively new to working out who want to lose weight and have general fitness improvement.  This program can work for anyone, so feel free to adjust weight and resistance to fit your needs.  Weeks 1-4 are designed for exercise familiarization, general lean muscle development, and initial fat loss.  Weeks 5-8 will focus on strength gain and sustained metabolism increase, including diet suggestions.  Enjoy!

Day 13: Monday October 17th 2011

Warm Up: 20 minutes
Recumbent Resistance Intervals
-       5 minutes at ‘5’ to ‘7’ resistance 75 RPM to 80 RPM
-       8 times: 30 seconds at ‘10’ to ‘12’ resistance 90+ RPM, followed by 1 minute at ‘5’ to ‘7’ resistance 75 RPM to 80 RPM
-       3 minutes at a leisurely pace

Light Stretch: less than 5 minutes
            No deep stretching.  Just a few reaching exercises, arm swings and circles, trunk rotations, etc.  The idea is to move and get warm, especially muscle groups you missed in your warm-up.

Resistance: 10 – 20 minutes
-       Rotating Single Arm Dumbbell Dead Lifts: 10 reps at 40 lbs. L & R
-       Rotating Single Arm Dumbbell Cleans: 10 reps at 25 lbs. L & R
-       Rotating Single Arm Dumbell Clean & Press: 10 reps at 15 lbs. L & R
-       Single leg Step ups on low step (8” – 12”): 2 times- 10 step ups on each leg with striding arms, balance for 10 seconds on the 10th step.
-       Push-ups (standard, modified, or bench modified): 12 reps, 10 reps, 8 reps

Stretch: 5 - 10 minutes

Cool Down: 20 minutes
Walk, jog, or bike at a leisurely pace.  Treadmill, elliptical, recumbent, and the great outdoors are all good options.  Spend some quality time with your dog.  Meditate.  Darn your socks.

The workout volume is going to gradually increase for the next couple of weeks, and the cardio is going to have alternating high intensity days and low intensity days.  Let me know if I’m getting too crazy.  Comment below, tweet @geoffcraft, or shoot me an email!  Eat well, drink lots of water and have fun!  Love you.

get fit.

Day 14: Tuesday October 18th 2011
Walk 2 miles.  Stretch.

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