Picked up a PM5 Model D on March 1st with the goal of a 7-min 2k and a 30 lb / 3.5% BF reduction, as quickly as possible without injury.
03/01: 240.7 / 23.3%
- 500m: 2:30
- 500m: 1:44
Targeting 2000 kcal, 40/25/35% Carb/Fat/Protein macros.
* I want long-term maintenance; keto/pure carb restriction isn't something I will adhere to consistently.
My routine is ad-hoc, doing 500/1m, 2000m and 5000m arbitrarily, depending on how I feel that day.
I'm happy with my progress so far. -10 lb, -1.6% BF and 42% faster on 2k means I should be able to achieve my goal in August, assuming a linear trend.
I'd like to hit my goal in June. How would you accelerate this plan?
I don't want to burn out through boredom or injure myself, nor significantly alter my diet goals.
- Unrelated: I may be travelling for the entire month of June, away from home and any gyms.
What exercises should I do to maintain this progress in absence of a rower, or any machines, for that matter?