Monday, 2 November 2015

Cystic Fibrosis & Fitness: Part 2

It's been over a year since I last wrote a blog about CF & Fitness.

What a year it has been too.

In October 2014 I was doing the following program:
Exercise Weight (kg) No of sets Reps per set
Workout 1
Incline dumbbell bench press 12 4 8-12
Chest press machine 25 4 8-12
Incline dumbbell fly 10 4 8-12
Overhead extension 12 3 10-12
Cable rope press down 12.5 3 10-12
Cable kickback 2.5 3 10-12
Workout 2
Leg press 50 6 8-12
Leg extension 30 2 8-12
Leg curl 30 2 8-12
Dumbbell shoulder press 10 3 8-12
4 3 8-12
Workout 3
Vertical traction 35 4 8-12
Dumbbell row 10 4 8-12
Underarm barbell row 25 4 8-12
Dumbbell row 8 3 8-12
Cable curls 12.5 3 8-12
Hammer curl 6 3 8-12

In addition to this I also did cardio choice of rowing, cycling, jogging or swimming.

In 2015 I started working in a retirement home, where my physical activity level rose considerably.

Physical activity has gone from:

37 hours low activity job and 3 hours workout in the gym per week

to

25 hours high activity job and 3 hours workout in the gym per week.

A BIG difference eh?

As a result of this, I've had to decrease the weights used in my workouts slightly and by October 2015 I noticed as I got use to my high physical activity job, I gained my strength in the gym back.

Family and friends have commented how bulky I've become as I gained strength over the last couple of years.

I've found it quite an achievement where I'm at now going from a life of no physical activity to not getting enough.