Tuesday was the first day of my PEP and I felt that it was difficult. The weights were difficult but I feel that my technique was good and so this helped me although my muscles felt sore afterwards. Thursday was my first agility session of the PEP and I also thought it was quite difficult but the reason for this was because of a rugby match the day before and I was still tired from it. Weights were Sunday’s session but I wasn’t felling well so it felt very hard and my motivation was poor. David Lloyd gym was very busy so it took me longer than I expected to complete my session. My muscles were sore after the session and I was very tired. I feel this was due to feeling unwell.
Tuesday session was done at David Lloyd’s gym and this was after a volleyball match. I felt determined and more motivated towards the exercises as I could see how my agility needed to improve from the way I played in the match. Then Thursday’s weights session felt hard but a little easier than normal. I think this is due to my body getting use to the demand of the PEP and I can feel the exercises are of benefit to me. My motivation was good for each exercise and boredom level is nil. Sunday was an agility session again and I felt it was difficult but my motivation to improve was very high and so my boredom levels will low.
Tuesday was the second fitness testing session but the first since I had started my personal exercise problem. I completed all the tests with relative ease and recorded my results. I noticed that although my results were not a vast improvement on before I started the PEP I could still see a little improvement but I hope this will increase for the next session of fitness testing in three weeks. Thursday was a weights session, which I preformed at David Lloyd gym but I feel my motivation was poor towards the session and this is why I found it difficult. Sunday then was another agility session performed at David Lloyd in the dance studio. My motivation was very high and boredom levels were nil. I think this was due to the fact that I was well rested from the previous session.
As you can see from my weekly training diary I have evaluated each session. I felt this let me see how motivation, boredom levels and other sports all had an effect on the difficulty of each training session. I produced a graph which can be seen above showing my results based on the number which I picked from the Borg Scale to determine the difficulty of the session. I feel the graph is a good indication of the intensity of my program as it shows the varied levels of intensity but we can see that the difficulty ranged throughout the Personal Exercise Program. The graph shows that in the first few sessions I am finding the exercise difficult and I feel that this is because my body is adapting to the demand of the program. However the difficulty also depended on my motivation levels, boredom levels and also my health.
Halfway Point Evaluation Week 6 was my halfway point. I from my fitness testing I can see that the program is improving the major component of fitness Leg Power and the minor component of fitness agility. I can also see the benefit and improvement myself in volleyball matches in which the exercises in the PEP are improving my game. With my body now adjusting to the needs and demands of the PEP I can feel the difficulty decreasing and this is shown in the graph. However difficulty varied a lot depending on my health and also any other commitments such as rugby training and matches and we can see from my weekly session evaluation that this was a big factor in the difficulty of the session.
Original Aim of My PEP My PEP original aim was based on improving a major and minor component of fitness, leg power and agility. I feel that my Personal Exercise Program was of benefit to me and I could see improvement in those areas. However from the fitness testing tables we can see that 1 week after stopping the Personal Exercise Program the improvement starts to decrease and also slip so in order for the improvement to be maintained or bettered I must continue with the program other wise my hard work during each session would not be worth its while.