Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Weight training at the gym located at our Brittany holiday cottage near Baud

Back weight training at the gym located at our Brittany holiday cottage near Baud today for a leg session.

I've just started a new workout mixing every thing up after recently waking up to the fact I am no longer in my twenties and as such my training should change in accordance to my needs.

Once you hit 30 your testosterone levels start to decrease and I've also discovered that long sessions of cardio are also detrimental to testosterone production - long cardio sessions release cortisol which in fact eats muscle tissue.

I need to increase my testosterone levels in order to build muscle at 50 therefore I'm now going to train 6 days per week doing a 4 day split, training 4 days on with 1 day rest then repeat the cycle only training 30 - 40 minutes to maximize the testosterone production by lifting as heavy as possible keeping good form in each session.

I then create a situation where I'm gaining more muscle, which means i'm burning more calories during rest and therefore should get leaner.

When I'm 20 weeks out from a show I'll start adding walking sessions - walking is the only exercise that does not promote cortisol production.

My workouts now consist of:

Day 1: Chest
Day 2: Biceps and Triceps
Day 3: Legs
Day 4: Back

The gym at our Brittany holiday cottage allows for any one to have a good workout.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Bastille celebrations at our Brittany holiday cottage near Baud

Last week we celebrated Bastille day at Josselin just 25 miles from our Brittany holiday cottage near Baud.  Josselin is always a recommended tourist attraction for guest staying at our Brittany holiday cottage and the festival is simply the icing on the cake.

We had our hair cuts done to compliment the costumes and as a family I think we hit the mark with our son stealing the show.

Like father like son at the Josselin medieval festival

We love the atmosphere of the medieval festival at Josselin

We had a large family party who over the last two weeks rented out both holiday cottages La Forge and La Veille Maison who all said enjoyed the festivities of the Josselin medieval festival.

Enjoyed a lovely day out as a family

 After wearing 13 kg of chain mail for 6 hours - it was time for the warriors to return to the car.

Josselin holds its medieval festival every other year on the 14th July and is always a highly recommended day out for our guest staying in La Forge and La Veille Maison.