Greetings, y’all! Though my entire body is pretty freakin' sore at the moment from Week 1, my fingers are still fully functional, so I’m going to tippity tap these keys to tell you all about Week 2 of The Rock's Jumanji regimen.
One thing about these workouts is there are some INSANE rep counts that I spent the week in anticipation/fear of like they're a school bully I can't avoid. My two biggest nightmares thus far are the leg press (FOUR sets of 25) and dumbbell side lateral raise (THREE sets of 25, 20, 15, 12, and 20 reps).
I made it to the gym for these workouts all five days and even felt energized enough to do additional lifting and cardio on Saturday. For me, extra energy is RARE, so when I feel it, I use it!
With challenging workouts comes lots of soreness. Although I feel great physically, the soreness has me walking like an elderly man. Fortunately for me, I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Theragun a few months back, and let me tell you, this thing has changed my life. It's a massage gun that will work out kinks, relieve pain and stiffness, and do things that make you tilt your head back, close your eyes, and say, "Ahhh."
Anyway, personally, I don't think soreness is a good method of measuring how well workouts are going, but I thought my soreness was a result of increasing the weight and keeping workouts intense. Or at least, I thought my workouts were intense until I came across this video of The Rock working out:
In Week 1, the workouts went well, the dieting went meh, and I set some goals for Week 2. One of those goals was to give morning workouts a try, and SHOCKINGLY, I managed to wake up (thanks to a smorgasbord of alarms) and hit the gym early multiple times!
WEEK 3 GOALS:
Can I avoid ordering food and paying delivery fees? Will I actually cook all of my groceries before they go bad? Will my abs begin to make their first appearance since before the holidays? Find out on my next installment of The Rock's Jumanji workout journey!