Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp Starter Stats (+ Calves Blurb)

Sunday, May 03, 2009

It's a new month, so I've started a fresh routine. In addition to my new routine is the Sparkpeople Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp Challenge. It consists of 10 minute cardio/strength training videos to follow everyday and suggests 30 minutes of cardio (I believe 5 days a week). This fits perfect. I already have 30-60 minutes of cardio in my fitness plan and a 10 minute workout is perfect to get my metabolism kickin' first thing in the morning. I just finished the first video and got my heart rate up and sweat a bit. Also, that 10 minutes sure did fly by. My goal this month is to drop 2 pounds each week and to continue to get stronger and tone. My starting stats are:

Weight: 188.4
Waist: 35.5
Hips: 44
Neck: 13
Bicep: 12
Thigh: 27.75
Calf: 16.75
Bust: 39

Another goal I have is to figure out how to make my calves smaller. It is the only measurement that did not budge last month :( They are soooo huuuuge! I want to work them for definition, but I want them to shrink! HELP!
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    I've got the same problem with the calves. I've done some research on this topic, and it seems like the consensus is to do extreme high reps (100-500) of low weights calf raises, and then make sure not to consume any protein for the next hour or so. This will decrease the fast-twitch muscles and increase the lean slow-twitch muscle count. Pilates, yoga and running on even plane also help. In addition I've added an after shower massage with a cellulite brush from bodyshop to help circulation and lower liquid retention, followed by lots and lots of water. It's hard work, but it does give out results.
    3302 days ago
  • LEE907
    Hi Marie,
    I'm new here, I just joined yesterday. I also am into the Swimsuit Challenge. You were saying you'd like to get your calves more in shape, I think doing squats & calf raises and of course walking, which helps tone your whole body. I noticed when I do these & the spinning or just bike riding, the lower part of the body tones up.
    You also can ask for advice from Coach Nicole, I know she would be more than willing to help you. She's the best one to ask this question . Good Luck & also /w/ swimsuit workouts.

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    3304 days ago
  • MNOX_1
    My calves got pretty huge as well, but in the past week they have started to go down and look "normal" in relation to the rest of my body (thank goodness), so don't worry about it too will happen when you're body is ready. :)
    3304 days ago
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