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CHALLENGE ACCEPTED, 30 Days, NO DAYS OFF! Days 2 to 6

Before we get down to business. I want to remind anyone reading this. I am not a physician or personal trainer. I am an individual, who is trying to showcase the benefits of working out on both your physical appearance as well as your mental fortitude. Before attempting any workout or exercise routine consult your physician. Even though there are routines described as a point of reference. I do not recommend attempting any of the routines depicted in this blog. Be safe.

Catch up on the first part of this challenge here

This week came with a few challenges.  Thinking it would be easier to get the ball rolling by starting on the week when the kids were at their moms.  I thought, would give me a better opportunity to dive right in.

It did and it didn’t.  For sure it made it much easier to do longer work outs with more variety.  However I was also on the early shift for my day job.  That meant being up at 4 am from Monday to Friday and in bed by 8:30 pm.

I am not a morning person.  So working out at an ungodly hour to start my day is not really an option. If I’m working out at 3 am it’s because I haven’t gone to bed yet.

So the first couple days of the week went great.  Got in some solid workouts and was able to really put in some time.  As the week went on I found that my time started to become limited.

As you’ll see from the record below, as of Wednesday/Thursday of that week.  I only had time for a couple quick 15 minute workouts.  The kids stay with me after school every Thursday and then are back for the week every other Friday.

We had our Christmas, with their grandparents at the end of that week as well.  So we were out of town for the weekend.  I brought along my trusty old kettle bell so I could get my daily work out in.

Even though I had to figure out how to hurdle time.  I figured it could be good to have a couple days of shorter workouts.  Since I’m not taking rest days, these 15 minute days are my equivalent.  Only having that small window, gave me a little motivation to go a little harder and push my intensity for those shortened workouts.  

I think this really helped to mitigate strain on my joints and over training.  Over all I didn’t find it to hard to get motivated to do the work.  I think a big part of that is because I really want to see the completion of this challenge and I’m highly motivated to find those elusive abs.  Has anyone ever seen those by the way?  Or are they like Big Foot?  You’re pretty sure they’re there but the only evidence you have is photo shopped pictures in magazines.

So here it is, days 2 to 6.  A couple reference pictures from later in the week.  Don’t expect much out of those.  I fear there isn’t much change from day 1 at this point.  

The workouts have been written out so you can see the program, the amount of work I’ve put in so far.  As well as the dwindling of time as the week came to an end.  I still found a way to put in the work.  That’s really what it’s all about.  Here are the pics for day 2 taken before the work out.

Before picture of man ready to work out, side view
before picture of man ready to work out.  Front view


Jan, 6 2020 day 2

Fitify cardio strength circuit.

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Each exercise done for 30 seconds one after the other circuit style.  30 second rest between each circuit.  5 circuits same 4 exercises, total time 15 minutes.  With a 3 minute warm up.

 Fitness blender 1 by 10 kettlebell work out. Total time 15 minutes.

 Two arm swings 35 lbs 1 min
 20 second break
 Halo 35 lbs 1 min
 20 second break
 Figure 8’s 35lbs 1 min
 20 second break
 High pull right side 35lbs 1min
 20 second break
 High pull left side 35lbs 1 min
 20 second break
 Snatch right side 35 lbs 1 min
 20 second break
 Snatch left side 35 lbs 1 min
 20 second break
 One arm swing right side 35lbs 1 min
 20 second break
 One arm swing left side 35lbs 1 min
 20 second break
 Clean/press right side 35 lbs 1 min
 20 second break
 Clean/press left side 35 lbs 1 min

 6pm decided to do a light weight session. Circuit style.  Completed all exercises in succession.  Rested 5 minutes between each set.

 35 lbs dumbbells curl 5 reps 3 sets
 35 lbs dumbbells shoulder shrugs 10 reps 3 sets
 20 lbs kettle bell latteral single arm raises each arm 5 reps 3 sets
 20 lbs kettle bell single arm tricept extensions 10 reps 3 sets
 20 lbs kettle bell 7’s bicept curl 21 reps 3 sets

 Jan, 7 2020 day 3

 35 minutes on stationary bike.  Moderate intensity.

 Jan, 8 2020 day 4

 Fitnessblender kettle bell workout 35 lbs kettle bell

 Two arm swings 35 lbs 1 min
 20 second break
 Halo 35 lbs 1 min
 20 second break
 Figure 8’s 35lbs 1 min
 20 second break
 High pull right side 35lbs 1min
 20 second break
 High pull left side 35lbs 1 min
 20 second break
 Snatch right side 35 lbs 1 min
 20 second break
 Snatch left side 35 lbs 1 min
 20 second break
 One arm swing right side 35lbs 1 min
 20 second break
 One arm swing left side 35lbs 1 min
 20 second break
 Clean/press right side 35 lbs 1 min
 20 second break
 Clean/press left side 35 lbs 1 min
 Circuit weight training.
 3 sets 10 reps each. 35 lbs dumbbells and 35 lbs kettle bell

 Neck arm shoulders 1st set

 Curls 10 reps 2 shitty.
 Tricept extemsions 10
 Shoulder shrugs 15
 Single arm rows 12
 Single arm shoulder press 10 kettle bell

 3 minute break

 2nd set
 Curls 8
 Tricept extensions 12
 Shoulder shrugs 15
 Single arm rows 12
 Single arm shoulder press 10

 3 minute break

 3rd set
 Curls 8 reps
 Tricept extensions 10
 Shoulder shrugs 15
 Single arm rows 12
 Single arm shoulder press 10

 5 minute break

 Chest core 1st set
 Standing Chest press kettle bell 35 lbs 10
 Side bends 35 lbs kettle bell 10 each side
 Bench press 2 35 lbs dumbbells 10
 Sit ups 10
 Flys 2 35 lbs dumbbells 10
 Goblet squats 35 lbs kettle bell 10
 Push ups 10

 3 minute rest

 Set 2
 Standing chest press 10
 Side bends 10
 Bench press 10
 Sit ups 10
 Flys 10
 Goblet squats 10
 Push ups 10

 3 minute rest

 Set 3
 Standing chest press 10
 Side bends 10
 Bench press 10
 Sit ups 10
 Flys 9
 Goblet squats 10
 Push ups 10

 Total time approx 1hr

After picture of man post work out.  Front view
This pic was taken after Day 4’s work out. I needed a little win visually. You can see the difference in tightness after vs before on day 2

 Jan, 9 2020 day 5

 Fitify workout.
 Body weight circuit
 15 minutes.  
 Had my kids today.

 Jan, 10 2020 day 6

 Fitify workout
 Bodyweight light cardio circuit.
 16 minutes
Had my kids today

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