If you’ve been keeping up with my goings-on, you know I’ve been in a yoga zone for the past 3 or 4 months. That means I’ve been doing yoga almost exclusively. I fell into the yoga zone because of a back injury, but I stayed there because I enjoyed it so much.
A couple weeks ago I decided enough was enough — I need some cardio — so I added some Insanity workouts back into the mix.
Today, craving some more challenging resistance training, I decided to try Steve’s Chest & Back. I could feel that my chest and back were not what they used to be, so I wanted to test them out.
Since the last time I did Steve’s Chest & Back, which was exactly 6 months ago, my pushups and pullups are down almost 50%. That means I can only do half as many now as before!
I knew I’d lost something, but I never figured it was that much.
To clarify, I am not trying to look like a puffed up gym rat. But it’s kinda like, “Hey, I used to be able to do 210 pushups interwoven with 75 pullups, both of varying types, in about 50 minutes. Now I can only do about half that.” I want to be able to do that again! (And, to be sure, even more pullups, which, as you can see by the numbers, I struggle with….)
This post is not meant to knock yoga, and I still love it and will use it as my primary workout. However, I could tell from the fit of my t-shirts that I was losing mass — and I didn’t have a lot of mass to start with, so I’d like to keep all I can get.
So, as it looks right now, here is my current weekly schedule:
- Monday: Insanity Max Cardio
- Tuesday: Brian Kest Power Yoga #1 or #2
- Wednesday: Steve’s Chest & Back
- Thursday: Rodney Yee Energy Balance Yoga
- Friday: Insanity Max Interval Cardio Circuit
- Saturday or Sunday: David Swenson Yoga Short Forms :45
It will be interesting to see how quickly I get back up to speed on my pushups and pullups, don’t you think? Well, I do.