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.