JOOLS CHAFFER: LEGS, ABS AND BODYBUILDING
Jools and Leanne met for another Personal Training session to train his legs and abs again. Jools works his abdominals in every session anyway but once again the Personal Trainer was doing the ab workout will him which can only mean one thing…..hard work! But hey, Jools is always up for a challenge 😉 Jools had increased the weights significantly which is essential promote muscle growth. He was performing squats using 100kg on the smiths machine and he was pushing 170kg on the leg press! Not just once but numerous repetitions!!
As for the abdominal workout it is always essential for Jools and Leanne to push each other and they held the plank for a record number of 3 sets of 1 min’s…….as well as more planks and press ups on the Suspension Cables. Even Personal Trainers need someone to push them occasionally! And as with every workout Leanne likes to discuss the clients goals, nutrition and training schedule during the cool down stretches at the end. Training is not just physically demanding but mentally demanding and draining. Which Leanne knows all about having completed numerous long distance events and 25hr training weeks as well as fitting this into a working week.
Training for bodybuilding normally involves a split routine where different muscles are trained on different days. This allows the athlete to perform a high volume of exercise for each muscle group. Jools’ training week consists of 4 days of training then 1 day off and the cycle starts all over again as detailed below:-
DAY 1 – Legs
DAY 2 – Chest and Triceps
DAY 3 – Back and Biceps
DAY 4 – Shoulders
Diet is another very important part of bodybuilding and when it comes to nutrition, some experts go as far to say that success in bodybuilding is 90% diet. It is not really possible to state this with absolute certainty but diet definitely plays a big part. A bodybuilder trying to gain muscle must eat a lot of food especially protein. So body builders need to train hard and eat hard too. A maximum of six meals a day is not uncommon!