Day One, Again
So, I created my own routine that is loosely based on the Newbie Routine with a few changed based on my individual goals. As for the reasons for my ‘starting over,’ it seemed like perhaps I was overworking myself a bit. I can’t be sure that I was, but after having a discomfort issue a few weeks ago, it just made sense that I take a small break and have a whole new plan going forward - a lighter plan.
I think I have a mild case of, what they call “OCD.” When I have a program that uses a schedule, it has to be done a certain way. It has to be symmetrical. This is the same for other things that are shape or number oriented. I noticed this impulse about 6 or 7 years ago, but that’s neither here nor there. In any event, I decided to use a 90 day schedule, much like the set up for P90X (one of my favorite workout programs). It’s basically set up as follows:
Weeks 1-3, 5-7, 9-12
Weeks 4, 8, 13
‘Recovery’ Week (Light PE with more rest)
Each phase gradually increases the stress. I have a couple other schedules set up for afterwards, with even more increases in stress.
I’ll check back in to this thread at the end of each ‘phase.’ Day 28, 56 & 90. If things go well and I have favorable results, I’ll post my schedule so that others might benefit from it. But, for now, it’s more of a trial run with me as the guinea pig.
Okay. Well, here I go.
Starting - November 12, 2012 || BPEL: 6 7/8in || EG: 4 1/2in
Goal #1 - BPEL: 7 3/8 (+ 1/2 in.) || EG: 4.75 in. (+ 1/4 in.)