The Fit Gamer – Week 2

fit-gamer-jillianDo you think I could get Jillian Michaels to come work my out-of-shape butt out?  Probably not.  But I’d bet you the tiny Biggest Loser trainer would kick my ass.

Working out after you haven’t for months is a physical drain.  For the next 2 days I couldn’t do push-ups.  No burning fat, no intense workouts, just simple body recovery.  Frustrating.  I wanted to continue my workouts on schedule!  But that was not to be.  I picked back up a day off-schedule, rearranging my interval training to do so.  Instead of ending on Saturday, it ended Sunday.  Now for Week 2.

I started this program again with the hopes of getting cut, and getting back into shape.  I started out at a weight of 167 pounds, which is a healthy weight for me.  Just need to buff up a smidge, and turn some of my lack of definition into some hard-earned muscle.

Week 2 of I Want Six Pack Abs will have me doing the following routine:

  1. 20x dive bomber push-ups
  2. 20x jump squats
  3. Rest 60 seconds
  4. Repeat 1-3 three times, with no rest inbetween the two exercises
  5. 15x chin-ups
  6. 15x alternating split squat jumps (each leg)
  7. Rest 60 seconds
  8. Repeat 4-6 three times, with no rest inbetween the two exercises
  9. 30x double crunches
  10. 45 second single leg plank (both legs)
  11. Rest 60 seconds
  12. Repeat 8-10 three times, with no rest inbetween the two exercises

Slowly but surely, these exercises will get more difficult.  My body should be in shape enough this time around that I won’t have to cut corners and rearrange my workout schedule.

Meals this week are including: fresh tilapia, grilled chicken fajitas, and a turkey chili.  I also am still taking my daily whey protein at one scoop, equaling 33 grams of protein per scoop.  I can double that to increase my protein intake once I start getting into tougher workouts.

Here is a video of the week 2 workout by Arnel Ricafranca:

My 16 Week Journey To Six Pack Abs – Feb 26 – Week #2Funny video clips are a click away


  1. Sion, Laughing Skull EU says:

    If recovery is seriously giving you problems try having 5g (a level medicine spoon) of L-glutamine after a workout, it should help with recovery.

  2. Khor says:

    The recovery is only an issue the first week I start working out. It happened last year, too. Just out of shape is all 🙂

    However, l-glutamine IS an essential amino acid that helps with muscle building, especially during intense workouts. A supplement isn’t a bad idea. Since I work in a hospital, I am one of those “check with your doctor first” guys, so I might go get some advice.

    Normally, I would just increase my natural intake of l-glutamine sources, such as eggs, chicken, fish, etc.

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