Jak and I have decided to do a 3 month challenge -starting May 18, 2018 and ending August 10, 2018- where we will compare the differences between doing weight training (J.Nyx) and bodyweight exercises (Jak). Each Friday we will share our results, what changes we’re going to make to our respective programs, and specific benefits/issues we come across.
So, today you’re stuck with just me (Jak) as J.Nyx apparently either didn’t take his morning dose of Kratom, ate a bad ham and cheese sandwich, or decided to try out the Flu Diet. We missed last week and, even though it’ll only be half the post, I didn’t want to make it two weeks in a row.
So without further ado, let’s review my Week 5 results.
Jak’s Stats: Week 5 (Bodyweight Training)
Measurements (Starting Point ⇒ Current)
- Chest measurements – 39.75 in ⇒ 40.25 in
- Bicep measurements (relaxed) – 13.75 in ⇒ 14.125 in (or 14 1/8″)
- Waist/Hip measurements – 39 in / 41.25 in ⇒ 36.25 in / 40.75 in
I’ve really been dialing in my diet this week, focusing on increasing the amount of vegetables (cabbage, spinach, broccoli, and cauliflower) and meat I’m eating, while dropping the amount of grains and any extraneous snacks/junk food. I still have some grains in the form of my morning oatmeal, but other than one day where I ate a bagel for breakfast, I’ve consumed no other form of grains.
My energy has been pretty even throughout the day since I made this change, even though my carbs are much lower than they were just a week ago. The power of clean eating, I suppose.
As far as my training is concerned, I’m feeling significantly stronger. My pushups feel easier to finish and I’ve started the Russian Fighter Pullup Routine in order to strengthen what is likely my weakest area. When I’m rested, I can do 5 chin-ups, but with doing them every day, I average about 4 consecutive chin-ups, take my hands off the bar for a second, then finish the last one. Don’t know what it is about that 1-2 second break, but it’s enough for me to finish the set. Hoping to see some strength gains from this regimen in the coming weeks.
And there we have it! I’m really pleased with this week’s results and am going to further tweak my diet and training so that next week’s recap numbers are even better.