Saturday, September 20, 2008

New Training Split

Yesterday I kicked off my new split. I think this is the 3rd "new" split I've kicked off in about as many weeks! I was having trouble finding my motivation, plus other things were taking higher precedence. Well, I think the motivation is here to stay. I'm eager to get started on honing my physique over the next 6 months before the start of the 2009 season.

Back & Biceps
Chest & Triceps, Abs
Shoulders & Calves, Abs

This will be a rotating split. I will take no more than one day off every 2nd day before beginning the next day's training. This will allow me to get get way more workouts in than if I were on a fixed day split. The split will last app. 4 weeks before I add more volume and frequency to my training program.

I will be focusing on detail and shaping, not pure mass building, at this point. I am going for a moderate/high volume, moderate intensity training style that will increase over the coming weeks. I like to be intuitive so I'll change things up as I go along.

After the race on Oct. 6, I will cut my running back to no more than 3 times and no more than 6 total miles per week, to help my hip heal. To keep my cardio up, I'll add in some gym cardio maybe twice a week for 20-30 minutes.


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