Dec 5, 2010

Its a learning curve

I did some consultations with someone with some coaching experience last week and have been hopefully pointed a little more accurately toward success in 2011. Over the weekend I did a couple workouts based on those consultations and I must say I am intrigued and encouraged. Maybe sometime I can actually shell out the bucks for an actual coach. 

One of the things I really like about training, whether in the gym on the mat or on a bike, is that there is always something you can learn. Whether its some subtle change in efficiency through improved position or form or discovering how your body responds to a new stimulus, its always a learning experience.

I don't have a lot of natural physical ability so most of my gains come slowly from hard work over long periods of time - with lots of thinking and planning. With that in mind, I am really looking forward to getting a little new information and finding out what I can make happen with it. 

6 comments:

devin said...

I am really interested in seeing the progress you make with your training plans - both short- and long-term. I'm excited because I rarely have the discipline necessary to stick with any new program or plan longer than about 3-5 weeks. By the way, I'm up to 77.5%, buddy!

Jon Downey said...

Good for you. I went with Dan to the gym this morning.

I am at 84.1%.

This morning's workout was

45x12
135x10
84%x20
84%x10
84%x6
and
84%x10

I am torn between upping the weight or getting the sets/reps up where I want them, which is two full rounds of sets.

I'd rather be able to crow about the weight goal than the set goal. :-)

Nick Cleveland said...

Uh.... I don't find it appropriate to brag about my body fat percentage.

devin said...

Haha! Let's do it, Jon. Nick's just jealous that we can still beat him on the bike at these percentages ;)

by the way, 80% today (warmup, then 3x20)

Jon Downey said...

Looks like I need to step it up a bit.

Next stop: 115%!

Jon Downey said...

Squats

45x12
135x10
94.8%x20
94.8%x10
94.8%x6

It hurt.