Seattle Experiment: Check-In
I’ve been following a HIT <high intensity training> training protocol for the past 12 days. The routine, as mentioned on Tim Ferriss’s blog and outlined in The Colorado Experiment, calls for training less frequently, using very slow reps whereby you reach muscular failure in a single set.
The training sessions actually FEEL really good. I’ve only had three workouts so far, and have increased my weights in each one. So far so good. We’ll if this trend keeps up.
I’ve been training once every four days. On my days off I haven’t been doing too much else. I get in 3-4 miles a day walking (to from bus stop and around our campus at work). I’ve also gone for 2 runs (<3miles in length each) and done a few sessions of Yoga.
Basically, I’ve been eating a LOT and resting.
Amazingly, even with all the eating, I’m not <yet> putting on weight. Bodyfat % is also staying pretty constant. I’m currently around 15%. Which is MUCH HIGHER than I would like <my all time low was 5%, just after Ironman Couer D Alene in 2003>, but I am not worrying about that right now. Priority #1 is gaining muscle mass and strength.
OK, now time to go eat again.