Double workout Mondays

Evening weight lifting session. 10kg single arm and 20kg double arm dumbbells, all set of 15 reps.

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Morning: Yoga, stretch bands and body weight workout.

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Dumbbells in the max weight 20kg setup

Doing 2 sessions in a day is going to become a regular thing now.

I’ve a cycling /bike packing event at the end of April that I’ve been training for since before Christmas, but due to a knee injury running and cycling have been mostly of the table, so I’ve focused on strength, stabilisation and flexibility.

The strength work isn’t to get big though, I don’t want or need extra bulk for the event, I do need the strength to hold positions for a long time, to pull and push smaller weights (loaded bike) repeatedly for hours. So my workout has been limited to a set of 10kg dumbbells. That’s all I’ve got and home exercise equipment is so expensive at the minute I’m not over paying for something when I can do more reps with what I have to achieve my goals.

So that’s what and why I’m working out

What differences have I noticed over the past 6 weeks of this routine?

Increased strength, muscle definition, movement control, endurance in poses, better sleep, less body fat, maintaining the same weight, happier, confident, focused.

So if you’re wondering about what to do with the equipment you have…. just do it. Lift it, push it, use it, if it’s easy just repeat it until it isn’t.

30 day sit up challenge….

So set out to do something that seemed simple but for a a bunch of reasons has proved to be quite hard.

Warning ⚠️ excuses below!!

I mentally found it easier to put an hours exercise every day , against a few minutes sit-ups.

The black dogs (depression) been hanging round a bit this past two weeks, which has resulted in lots of art work: see Black Sheep 🐑 Projects but the focus on this challenge has waited

Lock down… again!! Urgh!!

Gonna quit??

So I could quit… it’s only me challenging myself, but that means that quiet voice in my head who’s been saying…. do it later, you’ll have time, do this instead will win!

He also says to slow down, take it easy, drink beers, eat crap, don’t ride today…

Well FCUK him!

220 sit ups a day to get to the 30 day challenge number!

On it!

So I’ve added the first 100 of today’s on to this video and I’ll post every 700 sit-ups

30day Challenge – 100 Sit-ups every day.

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I’m needing another challenge, something to be accountable for every day as well as my running, cycling, gym which is now my new normal 👍

So I saw this on YouTube Eddie Hall sit-up challenge

Dudes a beast! But 30 days… 100 sit-ups… I’m game.

Before shot.

Now… I’ve never done one of these before but here goes, be gentle internet.

Before shot:

Nearly 40 dad bod… it is what it is, eat too much + lockdown, depression, sit on my ass for a living, whatever.. I’m working on it.

But the thing is, to see if 100 sit-ups a day makes any difference. (On top of regular exercise and a healthy mostly vegetarian diet)

Day 1:

Done, with a little “help” from the running buddy.