Training

Getting Back into the Gym: My Personal Reboot

Due to injury (grade 2 ankle sprain from a “harmless” game of flag football) and being sick (some weird stomach bug circulating around campus), I’ve been out of the gym for two weeks now, which sucks for two reasons: 1) I’ve most likely lost strength as well as muscle mass, and 2) I’m two weeks behind on the program I am doing. Kris Gethin’s 12 Week Muscle Building Trainer is a program that I swear by, since last time I did it I gained 15 lbs in just doing 7 weeks of the program. I regretted stopping the program the first time around, but I had so many people complain that they wanted to do other workouts with me every week that I ended up just caving in. This time around, my body has pretty much shut down and told me it doesn’t want to do it anymore, but I’m not going to let it do that to me. After two weeks of not working out, this will be my first day back in the gym, and I am so pumped to get back into it. Luckily for me, I already finished through Week 3 of the program, which is nicknamed “Hell Week”, which was rightfully named. That week was full of high volume, high intensity, and high rep sets, supersets, and even a giant set. Luckily, that part isn’t the part I’m jumping back into! This week (week 4 technically for me even though I missed two weeks) will be the FST 7 portion of the program. Basically what FST 7 stands for is Fascia Strecth Training with the last exercise of each body part will consist of 7 sets. Fascia Stretch Training aims to break down the fascia tissue that holds muscle fibers together to allow immense room for growth. The 7 sets on the last set is the nail in the coffin, and I remember it being extremely intense from my first go around of the program. For anyone reading this short “personal update” article, I highly recommend you give this program a go, it’s absolutely insane to do, but the results are worth it in the end. I will do progress photos every 2 weeks for the rest of the program and provide strength updates as well for those who want to follow along. Like and republish! Or comment below on what you think!

As always,

Be fit, feel confident, and get at it!

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