Sunday, August 8, 2010

This was when it started

Ramadhan is only a few days away. And it was because of Ramadhan that I actually started becoming a bit more serious about my workout routine. I remember feeling worried that the change in schedule would adversely affect my gym sessions. And because of that I invested in a pair of 10lbs dumbbells and a stability ball.

Then came the worry that I won't have much to do with just a pair of dumbbells and a stability ball. Which then led me to discover Turbulence Training. I used the TT programme throughout Ramadhan and for once I felt that my workouts had some structure in it.

After Ramadhan I stopped using the machines at the gym and just settled for the wide range of dumbbells that they have. I wanted to use the barbell at the gym but was too intimidated by the men there. And I don't like the way they stare at women who have the balls to use the barbell.

That led me to slowly phase out the gym and I spend more time working out at home. To be honest, the first time I ever properly held a barbell was actually at Pushmore. And that was only for 3 days.

The rest of the time I just used my dumbbells (by then I'd already invested in a pair of 10kg adjustable dumbbells) and also did various bodyweight exercises. The main reason why I bought the barbell was that I came to realize that if I really want to build serious strength the best way is to train with a barbell.

I was also frustrated that I couldn't do the exact moves that was instructed in Jason Ferruggia's MGS programme which requires a barbell. Ahh... that's another change. From Turbulence Training I have now moved on to Muscle Gaining Secrets.

I wonder what other changes would I have gone through when next year's Ramadhan arrives?

1 comment: said...

I'm curious and would most likely try MGS too next. Whats your take on it?