The Fit Gamer – Week 3

Here we go with Week 3.  Adding a new element to the workout routines: resistance bands.  Resistance bands are great because they are essentially a take-anywhere gym.   You can do just about anything with these.

I bought mine on Amazon for around $40 or so.  You can get your own anywhere from $10 to $100, depending on quality and weight resistance.  I think mine are around 70 pounds of resistance per side, totalling 140 pounds.  That’s more than enough for what I am trying to do. 

As always, I will mention the workout program I am using, which is I Want Six Pack Abs.  Visit the link to view the full workout.

  • For interval training tips and in-depth information, go HERE.
  • For dieting tips and detailed information, go HERE.

The workout sets in all the routines for this program follow ‘supersets’, meaning two exercises are done back-to-back without rest.  There are usually 3 sets per exercise.  Rest 60 seconds between each set.

Here is my routine for this week:

First Set:

  • Band Squat x15
  • Band Chest Press x15

Second Set:

  • Stationary Band Lunges x15
  • Standing Band Row x15

Third Set:

  • Standing Band Shoulder Press x15
  • Band Bicep Curls x15

Fourth Set:

  • Standing Band Rotations x15
  • Hip Thrusts x20 (I added 5 more here)

I will try to drink my whey protein shake/drink during and after my workouts.  I will update later on in the week with my progress!

Comments

  1. Sion, Laughing Skull EU says:

    Glad to hear your keeping up with things. Resistance bands are a great way to train and add a brilliant new dimension to your routine.

    I too am heading into my 3rd week of my program. I lost a massive load of festive chunk in the last two weeks and my muscle memory is starting to kick in. I am expecting my fat burning to taper off as my training progresses and I get closer to my average weight.

    As a good way to stay motivated you should take measurements of the following:
    Abdomen
    Arms
    Calf
    Chest
    Hip
    Neck
    Thigh

    The reason for this is as your bodyfat reduces and your muscle density and mass increases it can be confusing to step on the scales and see an increase in weight. With these measurements you will be able to see quite clearly that your progressing 🙂

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