A while back, I had started “The Lara Project”, now after re-assessing my goals, I’m starting again with a new angle.

Why this one? Because I have an unhealthy obsession with the Dragon Age Universe and I really just want to be a dual-wielding rogue, okay?

So I sat down with my friend M and we talked about my fitness goals and what I actually want out of it–so we have started to put together the rogue workout. And due to some interest, I’ve decided to share that journey with you, as well as the workouts if you’d like to join me in my training. Mind you, I’m just starting out again after a long hiatus so if you’re more experienced, this is going to take a bit to ramp up.

Since I’ve just begun I’ve started with just two days a week (Tuesday & Thursday). Since I haven’t done anything other than walking for a while and my work has me sitting primarily most of the day this seemed like a good starting pace.

Doing too much too quickly is baaaaaaaad, friends. >.<

Tuesday Training:

WARM UP:

Row for 1,600 Meters (pace yourself)

WORKOUT ROUTINE:

Row 800 Meters (Try to make it under 3:50)

Kettlebell Swings: 40 reps (15 or 10lbs)

Plank on forearms (rise to push up position if you start to get tired): 1 minute

Russian Twist with 10 lbs. medicine ball: 40 reps (counting each side)

REST 1 minute

REPEAT COMPLETE ROUTINE 3-4 times TOTAL

Thursday Training:

WARM UP:

Stationary Bike: 10 minutes (set to “RANDOM” and adjust difficulty to your liking)

WORKOUT ROUTINE:

Push-ups: 7 reps

Tabletop Crunches: 15 reps (reach up to touch top of knees)

Arnold Press: 10 reps (with 10-15 lbs dumbbells)

Curls/Preacher Curls: 10 reps per side (with 5-12 lbs dumbbells or 10-25 lbs bent/EZ bar)

Alternating Lunges: 10 per side

REST 1 minute

REPEAT COMPLETE ROUTINE 3-4 times TOTAL

After thoughts:

One thing I really appreciate is that while I’m very sore and kinda stiff (going to need an epsom salt bath, stat), is there were aspects of Thursday’s routine that helped stretch out the “damage” still lingering from Tuesday.

This weekend I’m going to try to walk off any lingering issues in my legs which are super not happy with me right now, and will have to adjust for being away from my gym next week since it’s Yule and I’ll be spending it with my family.

Bard out!

  1. This sounds like a lot of my kind of fun! I’ve been aiming to make changes in my own life very soon, already purchased some new workout clothes. Now to drag the camelback out of retirement.

    This is from a veteran’s experience: If you’re not allergic, bananas! A bit o’ Potassium will curb the healing time in-between workouts. Just 1 per workout will do. A dose of Vitamin C will also boost your energy before or after. No more than a shot glass of EmergenC. Those always worked like charms when I got up to playing with the SERE folk!

    I take it Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays are reserved for practicing Acrobatics, Climbing, Bluff, Craft, Disabling Devices, Diplomacy, Disguises, Escape Artistry, Sleight of Hand, Stealth, Swim, and Use Magic Devices?

  2. Michael Huynh says:

    I don’t know if this was part of your plan, but what you’re describing reminds me of Nerd Fitness https://www.nerdfitness.com/
    The overall premise being a kind of gamified workout/fitness/health approach. I’m not crazy about everything there but there’s usually a healthy dose of “Don’t take my word for it- find what works for you.”

    In case it helps, I’ve found stretching afterwards (and some foam roller time) to be huge for reducing recovery time and soreness.

    Good luck-

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