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60 Day Challenge at my gym

Friday, May 03, 2013

I've signed up and had my fitness testing on Monday. The tests included blood pressure and heart rate (pulse), body fat measurements by calipers, waist:hip measurements by tape, BMI (height and weight), a 6 minute run (and walk), pushups (modified), squat test, balance assessement, and my total fitness score. It did not include flexibility measurements.
The areas that need the most improvement are the body fat followed by aerobic fitness. Fortunately, no knee problems and my back and shoulder are behaving.

I was then given a strength training routine using the Perfect Fit Now program.
Here is my routine:
*Squats holding a medicine ball against my chest
*Posterior lunges with a medicine ball held overhead
*Hamstring curls in a bridge position on the stability ball
(I'm not coordinated or strong enough to do both, so I am doing bridges and curls separately)
*Modified pushups on my knees
*Lunge with lat row on cable machine
*Biceps curls on cable machine
*Triceps extensions on cable machine with reverse grip
*Triceps extensions on cable machine using rope
*Posterior deltoid low pull with cable
*Cable horizontal trunk rotation
*Cable reverse wood chops
*Crunches on the stability ball

I did the workout for the first time Thursday and was drenched in sweat by the end.

We also outlined my cardio, qi gong, and mindfulness schedule each week.
Yoga I can add as desired.
I need to do an hour of cardio at least 5 days a week.

Will keep you updated on my progress!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PLMITCH 5/5/2013 10:00PM

    Sounds like a great challenge, and even better that you get monitored. Good luck!

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CATIATM 5/5/2013 10:57AM

    I like that you're challenging yourself and have a plan. Good luck!!! emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 5/4/2013 12:19AM

    Sounds like a good challenge.

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MJ7DM33 5/3/2013 4:11PM

  Have fun! emoticon

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BEFIT016 5/3/2013 1:24PM

    Wishing you the BEST of luck in this challenge!! But I KNOW you can DO IT!!

Keep us posted on your progress!

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    Good luck with this challenge! Wow!

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STEVIEBEE569 5/3/2013 11:16AM

    Much success on your 60-day challenge! emoticon

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 5/3/2013 8:54AM

    Good luck on your challenge, I know you'll rock it!

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TATTER3 5/3/2013 6:23AM

    Congrats!!! Keep Sparkin'!!

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LEESHAK_ 5/3/2013 5:35AM

    WOW good work! Keep it up :) and good luck by the way

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