VO2 Max

Running

My VO2 max is extremely poor. After many years of neglecting this – it is extremely clear that my VO2 max is shit. VO2 max is…

VO2 max, or maximal oxygen uptake, is one factor that can determine an athlete’s capacity to perform sustained exercise and is linked to aerobic endurance. VO2 max refers to the maximum amount of oxygen that an individual can utilize during intense or maximal exercise. It is measured as “milliliters of oxygen used in one minute per kilogram of body weight.”

Today I did my first run after many months (years). Spate of injuries forced me to  not be able to run, yet even today’s run was not the most comfortable. Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 9.21.50 AM

 

After the first run, here is my VO2 max, almost fell off the chart! I need to start working hard and hopefully 1 year I would be able to push my VO2 max above 45. Now its just shiiiit.

 

Motorcycle vs Cyclist

Cycling, Motorbike

When I was cycling actively, I always wonder how dangerous it is to cycle on the roads. The cycling apparels are not enough to protection person from accident. Imagine – the lycra and the shorts not gonna sustain any fall at all. In comparison to motorcyclist who typically adhere to ATGAAT (All The Gear At All Times) – we are more protected. In fact you look at the helmet, a lot of difference. The DOT certified helmets are way more stronger that the cycling helmet.

The following video shows me overtaking a cyclist on the Ulu Yam road. Its quite amazing to see cyclist who are pretty damn fast on open roads.

 

In fact – in some instances, they do get quite annoying. Many moons ago I blog about the incident where I fell on open road. Pretty damn dangerous. Sigh. My roads was blocked by cyclist who decided to take up the whole section of the road. And it being a double line on blind corner, it’s way too dangerous for me to over take. Since then, I was a bit smarter which is to honk whenever I can see cyclist blocking my lane on a blind corner. Obviously it does help to go slow.

Looking at this video, I do feel like I miss cycling, but I am still not certain whether I am able to comprehend the safety aspects of it. I remember cycling almost 25km daily – non-stop, but after taking up motorcycling, haih – too dangerous. Way too dangerous (cycling I mean).

Rowing 

Workouts

Indoor rowing is something that I do every now and then. I am trying very hard to increase my rowing mileage, but I just don’t have time. 

Thank god that recently I restarted on my Bootcamp routine. At least now I would be able to ensure I have a fairly decent exercise every week.

If I have time, I would like to at last row 30km a week. In combination with Bootcamp – that will help me in losing weight. In the past couple of years, after a string of injuries – I have grown so big beyond comprehension. It’s not as big as what I used to be, but still. All the wasted effort. 

  

Hopefully, with my new training regime coupled with consistent healthy food, I would be able to lose weigh. 

weighttraining.com

Gym

In the past four weeks, I’ve been working out on my own without my trainer. Honestly – it’s felt a bit different as with a trainer you have a sense of motivation as well as structure whenever you go into a gym. After finishing all my sessions, I decided to go on my own. After a bit of googling, I managed to find this website:

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The name itself says what its meant for. It’s actually a weighttraining portal for weighttrainers! As you go into the portal, you see things like this:

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Does it look familiar? Yes it does.

You can see all your training days, as well as the workout history..

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What I love about the site is it’s training plan..

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Currently, I am on my kettlebell workout plan for four weeks. I am now going on week 3 😀

You get shits like this!

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See – the best part about this, is that you can change your workout plan as you wish. Really can get away from plateau!

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I started with 5×5 workout plan initially for 4 four weeks, and 1 week after fasting month I moved to kettlebell as I don’t think I can lift that much of weight as well as the gym is super packed in the evening. Wouldn’t recommend doing weights in the evening unless you plan to come after 9pm.

What’s awesomer is that… it has an IOS App! It’s pretty damn good..

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What I love is that theres a workout video for most of the workout.

An android app is coming, but don’t know when..

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I am currently still far from the leaders..

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and notice my fitness report card! damn bad weih! slowly lah.. surely i get down to A soon. Hopefully – when I get down to a reasonable figure (again..) i can show some progress photos :p

P90x…

Workouts

Trying out P90x whilst my knee is recuperating. This is one freaking extreme home fitness.

P90X-Workout-Schedule

 

 

Its a combination of some muscle confusion shits and martial arts and some yoooooga! Amazing stuff.. wonder if i will get some results with it :p