Back again for Wednesday’s Workout #2. I’m cleared for weight training now and I dove in like a golden retriever trying to gain validation from their human for fetching a tennis ball.
What Kind Of Workout Am I Doing?
I wanted to get into something that could build strength while also adding muscle mass. Strength is awesome period and more mass means more calories being burned/more skin getting filled out instead of drooping.
With that in mind, I did some research and found the Dr. Layne Norton P.H.A.T. program. P.H.A.T. stands for Power Hypertrophy Adaptive Training. There is a template/PDF available on BioLayne.com that is provided after filling out a little form.
That PDF gives a workout schedule and explains some of the logic/science behind this particular workout and gives examples of routines for each day. I’m personally doing a 5 day split; I have two days of power or strength training, a day off/cardio/rest/recovery, a day of back and shoulder work for mass, a day for lower body mass, and a day for upper body mass followed with a day off. The split starts again on day 8.
I’ll be honest; it’s beating my ass. I’m sore like I haven’t been since high school when I was not great at football but a lot stronger.
It’s hard. That isn’t something that Layne Norton tries to hide at any point. It’s also not a workout recommended for anyone that is in a calorie deficit… and it probably won’t do anything but serve to help me burn more calories.
We’ll see though. I’m going to try to give it 6-8 weeks and since Kylie likes to point out how vain I am despite being a pudgy, fat fucker… There will be pics and progress updates.