Monday, March 5, 2012

The New ZeroMan 62

The New ZeroMan is the next step in introductory fitness for gentlemen after the ZeroMan series.  If you’re a beginner, check out the ZeroMan workouts in the Archive (bottom of the page).  The New ZeroMan will still have tough workouts and general nutrition advice, but will also have weekly challenges, reading lists, and other self-improvement principles.  Good Luck!
Day 62: Monday, March 5th  2012
Warm Up: Treadmill Tabata
-       Jog / Walk for 5 minutes
-       Set the Treadmill to a challenging pace (at least 6 mph if you haven't been running, closer to 9 or 10 if you have been running at a high level, 11 or faster for elite runners). For 6 minutes alternate 20 seconds running, 10 seconds resting on the edges. 
-       Jog / walk for 4 minutes.

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: 15 – 20 minutes
Body Weight: for time
If the body weight rows are too hard, place the bar farther up on the squat rack so that when you pull your chest to the bar you are closer to standing upright.  The numbers are important, so even if you are standing straight up, it’s better than cutting the reps.
-       21 air squats or modified squats
-       21 push-ups (standard, modified, or bench modified)
-       21 body weight rows
-       15 air squats or modified squats
-       15 push-ups (standard, modified, or bench modified)
-       15 body weight rows
-       9 air squats or modified squats
-       9 push-ups (standard, modified, or bench modified)
-       9 body weight rows
-       3 Turkish Get-ups L & R each arm with a 20 lb. dumbbell
-       2X 8 Barbell Push Presses with 40 to 50 lbs. (let me know how much you can handle)
-       Dumbbell Cleans  L & R with a 20 to 25 lb. dumbbell (this variation or a traditional grip are both fine)

Stretch: 10 minutes

Cool Down: 20 minutes
Recumbent Resistance Intervals
-       3 minutes at ‘6’ to ‘8’ resistance 75 RPM to 80 RPM
-       8 times: 30 seconds at ‘11’ to ‘13’ resistance 90+ RPM, followed by 1 minute at ‘6’ to ‘8’ resistance 75 RPM to 80 RPM
-       5 minutes at a leisurely pace

Start adding a fish oil supplement to your first, middle, and last meals of the day for faster healing and healthier joints.  To really kick your fat loss up a notch and minimize joint inflammation, avoid bread (at least on workout days).

CINNAMON!!  Add a dash of cinnamon to your morning cup of coffee, and another cup at lunch wouldn’t hurt.

Drink at least 8 oz. of water 30 minutes before each meal or snack, and drink fluids with your meal either just before or just after (or both), but not during.  Green tea is a great option for delicious hydration, appetite suppression, antioxidants, and a nice energy boost!

Try to base your meal ratios on a total daily protein intake of 95g to 115g (while striving to maintain the 9:7:2 carb:protein:fat ratio at every meal except the pre and post workout snacks.)

Comment below, tweet @geoffcraft, or shoot me an email!  Eat well, drink lots of water and have fun!  Love you.  #FitnessIsLove
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Day 63: Tuesday, March 6th  2012
Walk / Run 3 miles.  Think of ways to turn Spring lawn care into a workout (e.g. 10 squat jumps each time you mow the perimeter, or rotating clean & press with a bucket full of weeds, etc.).
Finish your morning shower with 3 – 5 minutes as cold as possible with the water hitting your neck and upper-back for most of the time and upper chest and neck for about 30% of the time.  Repeat this cold treatment before bed.  I’ll get into the reasons later on.  Try to do this EVERY DAY.  It will accelerate fat loss and help promote fast healing and better sleep.  If you’re feeling spunky, you can try an ice bath (5 minutes just legs, 5 minutes reclined, 5 minutes just torso with legs out).  BRRRR.


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