Phase 2


Today I started phase 2 of my Wolverine transformation.  I can hardly wait for the claws to burst through my knuckle skin.  Actually, I worked really hard at phase 1, but haven’t seen any physical differences.  I’ve noticed a slight strength gain, but I don’t care about that.  I just want a hot body before I’m 40 (3 months).  I know it won’t happen, but I can dream.

What is the Wolverine transformation you ask?  It just the name of a workout I found online.  It’s nothing special.  It’s just a 3 phase, 6-9 week program that focuses on building muscle.  Not too different from several workouts I’ve done and/or created in the past.  I like it though.  Being that Wolverine is my favourite comic book character of all time, I thought, “What the heck?”

I’ve modified the way I do pull ups in a n attempt to become better at them.  By better I mean being able to do more than 5 or 6 in a row.  i did a fair bit of research on different ways to improve pull up ability.  Actually I found a fair amount of people who claim that you can either do them or you can’t.  I’m not sure that I but it, but I’vee been trying to do them for years and haven’t made any gains.  So this is what the new process is.  10-15 sets of 1 or 2 reps.  That’;s right.  Each rep is done with complete focus on the pull up and completed as explosively as you can, completely resetting in between.  I tried it today and I have to say, my back was pumped when I finished.  I’ll keep it up for 6 weeks and see if there is any improvement.

I haven’t been to Jiu-Jitsu in a little while.  It’s just because of work.  My shifts as of late haven’t been conducive to attending class.  I’m hoping next week I will be able to make it 2 or 3 times.  I find myself really missing Muay Thai lately.  I can’t have it all though.  I think maybe that ship has sailed by.  Oh well.