So I did a GUTS routine before running today.  At first I was considering not even trying it because my triceps were very sore from doing Metin’s tough tricep stair routine Tuesday.  I decided to try anyway and surprised myself with 37 dips and followed up with my 20 pull up plateau.  In push ups I felt weaker than normal and decided to stop at 36 reps since I wanted to run 3 miles on the treadmill yet.

Well one thing I have noticed that doing the GUTS routine before any conventional weight work out will significantly reduce the amount of weight I can push/pull/lift.  The 5 or 6 minutes of GUTS seems to adversely affect my performance for the next 30 minutes or more.

Well I believe today was the first time I tried to run after doing GUTS.  I found it had the same side effect to endurance work as well.  I STRUGGLED to do the first mile at the same 8:34 pace I did for three miles the week before.  In fact I was very close to just stopping altogether., I felt that lousy.

I compromised by bumping the treadmill back to a slow 6mph pace before bumping it back up to 6.5 for the last mile.  I just felt very low energy.  It only makes sense to attribute it to just another post GUTS side effect.

My hope is if I continue to combine the two exercise types that my body will slowly be able to recover better from the intense aerobic GUTS work out more efficiently instead of having it carry over for the majority of my gym session.