JOOLS CHAFFER: CHEST, TRICEPS AND ABS
Jools met Leanne for another hard, motivating and sweaty (Jools not Leanne!) Personal Training session. Once again Leanne pushed Jools to his limit. As Jools had been working on his legs and now is the time to train his chest, triceps and abdominals. Since Leanne and Jools had been working hard to shed his body fat and get his body ready to push itself with heavy weights – today was the day to do it.
Part of Jools’ training was to bench press with 22kg dumbell in each hand to work his chest. This sounds a lot but Jools’ has been slowly building up to this and hopes to increase by an extra 10kg in each hand in a few months. This was as well as numerous sets to work his triceps and other chest related exercises as well as Leanne’s favourite exercise to give her clients – press ups! As far as Jools’ abdominals are concerned the plank set (30 sec side plank, 1 min front plank, 30 sec side plank) was more than enough for today. Guess what Jools has to look forward to next week……abs, abs, abs!
Whilst reading this blog please bear in mind that Jools Chaffer has previous body building, instructor and fitness experience. Leanne Levitt firmly believes in injury prevention and Jools has been guided on how much to do and when (as well as regular rest days) so that the body adapts to the training load and his period of inactivity has been taken into account as well as various other factors (of which nutrition is a big factor too!). Progressive overload is the gradual increase of stress placed upon the body during exercise training. This requires a gradual increase in volume, intensity, frequency or time in order to achieve the targeted goal.