Back to the gym

It is 2 weeks to the day that I came back from Thailand. In that time I have not been to the gym as my calf muscle is still sore and I didn't think that there would be much point going down because I wouldn't be able to do any cardio.

I have been semi productive though and have did my best to maintain my core strength by doing 1,000 sit ups a day, 300 press ups and light dumbells every other day. But I don't like being stuck in the house all day (a problem when you work on the internet) so I got off my ass today and joined back up with my local gym.

My fitness is definately down from when I was training 5 hours a day in Thailand but not as much as I thought it would be. I did struggle with a few things though. Sit ups and press ups were easy but pull ups were really tough. When I was at the Muay Thai camp I wasn't really using the weight machines much but I was still doing about 50 pull ups every day. Today I was really struggling after 3 or 4, which surprised me a little as I have been doing light weights in the house.

Clearly there is only so much you can do without using machines or a weight bench. You can achieve a lot using light dumbells, press ups, dips and sit ups but it is no substitute for proper training equipment.

I'm not too disheartened though, far from it. I'm sure after a week or so I will get into the swing of things. Infact, it wouldn't surprise me if I had a body like this after a few weeks!!

Look at me, look at my stuff, I am handsome, I am buff!