Day 1 of Kris Gethin Trainer Review

As I mentioned yesterday, I’m seriously starting to add in some weight training to the all the cardio I’m doing each week. I did a bit of research and decided to go with Kris Gethin Trainer from Bodybuilding.com. It is a 12 week strength training program that says you’ll have “mind blowing” and “body altering” results. Sign me up. I took a glance at a few of the workouts, and they are going to be hard. Kris wants you to strength train 5 days a week and incorporate cardio in there, too. I’ve never stuck to a complete training program before, so this will be interesting. Obviously there will be some nights I won’t be able to work out due to personal/social commitments, so I’ll just have to figure that out.

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Last night I started off the 12 week program with a leg workout.

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I found it odd that the scheduled workout started with 20 minutes of cardio and ending with 20 minutes of cardio. Have you ever tried doing ANY kind of cardio after a leg workout? It’s damn near impossible. My legs were so wobbly — so all I could manage was to jog for 2 minutes and then walk the rest at 3.0 speed. That’s all I got folks.

One thing that was new to me was completing reps to failure. I hear Dono talk about this all the time, but I had never done it myself. My brain is so stuck on doing 3 sets of 10 reps – so it was hard to break out of that mentality. Not to mention, I was tired after doing the warm up sets!

The only exercise on the list I didn’t complete was the Hack Squat. Mainly because every time I tried to go over there, someone was on the machine. I guess I could have done regular squats, but by the time I finished my cardio I was exhausted. Checked my HRM, and it says I burned a little over 600 calories. I’ll call that a success.

By the time I got home I was starving. Dono was out at a work event, so I cooked up the last bit of chicken we had in the fridge before it was scheduled to go bad. I was craving a bit of Italian, so I made a fairly healthy version of creamy pasta with mascarpone cheese….well, at least as healthy as mascarpone cheese can get. I cooked up some veggie noodles (no gluten) and stirred in some lemon juice, mascarpone cheese, chicken, spinach, and sun dried tomatoes. I don’t like tomatoes so I wish I would have left them out — I didn’t eat them anyways. I sprinkled the top with a bit of Parmesan and bread crumbs. Delicious!

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Tonight’s Kris Gethin Trainer workout is Chest and Triceps. Dono says he’ll work out with me, so that will be fun. Hopefully I’ll be able to hold the hair dryer tomorrow!

 

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