Friday, September 09, 2011
I joined a challenge in a private team called the Pimp my (P)Ride challenge. To start with we had to do the following before the end of this week:
1. Find your official starting line.
Crunches completed in 1 minute: 31
Pushups (or modified pushups) completed in 1 minute: 25
How long (up to one minute) can you hold a plank: 1 min. (i stopped at a min.)
Pull-Ups (if you have somewhere available to do them) completed in 1 minute: have to check, haven't been to the gym yet this week. Will let you know monday.
Squats (without weights) completed in 1 minute: 38
2. What equipment will be you be using in this challenge?
Gym equipment, mostly freeweights and dumbbells, but some heavy machines as well. My own body weight, some resistance bands. Whatever strikes my fancy when designing my workouts.
3. What dumbbells weight/resistance level are you starting at? (if applicable):
Pretty variable because I lift differently everytime I am at the gym. Sometimes I do supersets so the weights are low, sometimes I do higher weight sets. Depends on the exercise too. I typically dont add a lot of weight doing squats and lunges to protect my knees a little bit.
4. Why do you feel the burning desire to grow stronger, to change shape, to prove yourself?
I want to climb a 5.12 and someday get to big wall. I want to be in as good of shape as I have ever been in when I go in for knee replacement (at age 27!!!) next year. I want to look hot in a short skirt and backless shirt.
5. Create your tracking space.
A google spreadsheet accessible from wherever I am, be it via phone or computer.
6. Your dreaded before pictures.
I didn't have a chance to do my pictures yet. Hopefully monday!
7. Starting line measurements!
Left Biceps: 12
Left Forearms: 10
Left Calf: 16
Left Thigh: 25
Right Biceps: 12
Right Forearms: 10
Right Calf: 16
Right Thigh: 24.75