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Monday, February 10, 2014

So Iíve taken on the services of a personal trainer. Only once a month mind. Thatís all I can afford.

Heís a rest bloke called Lewis and heís ex-military so that means plenty of body weight exercises. Heís given me a 4 week, 3 day per week program.
So far Iím on week 2 and I completed day 2. That means today Iíve done 40 minutes on the ďArc TrainerĒ today. Pretty hard going. The program days ďlight cardioĒ but that would be too easy!! I also added some barbell dead lifts (I hit my 70kg target), barbell bent over rows, seated dumbbell shoulder press and some work on the pec deck.

Iím still not seeing any weight loss but thatís not what Iím really looking for any more. What I want is fat loss and Iím definitely seeing that. Iím getting much more definition in my arms, shoulders and back and I can see a reduction in the fat on my belly.

Iíll keep you up to date on how Iím doing with the program. Day 3 is 20 minutes hard work on a cardio machine (treadmill, arc trainer or cycle) plus a killer body weight set:

squat thrusts
military press with a medicine ball
full crunch
alternative v-sit-ups

For week 2 Iím doing each exercise for 30 seconds and do the set 4 times. This is not going to be easy!!

Wish me luck!

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SIERRAGOLD 2/20/2014 2:16AM

    Sounds like you've off to a great start! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BATCHICK 2/11/2014 11:35AM

    Working out is so much fun!

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CHEMCHIC2006 2/11/2014 11:18AM

    Good luck! Sounds like an awesome workout!

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THETURTLEBEAR 2/11/2014 9:21AM

    That is great!

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GOANNA2 2/11/2014 6:58AM

    Good luck. Way to go with a personal trainer.
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FIFIFRIZZLE 2/10/2014 6:13PM

    Sounds like you are really enjoying this!

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GARDENQE2 2/10/2014 4:02PM

    emoticon muscle defination!
Keep up the good work!

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LJOYCE55 2/10/2014 2:48PM

  I hate burpees. Hope you like them better.

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DSJB9999 2/10/2014 2:42PM

    To lose fat Steve I think it comes down to what we eat mostly.

The exercise helps us tone up but watching what we drink (booze) and eat have a major result!

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