Gauntlet Not feeling the Burn

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    Gauntlet Not feeling the Burn

    I'm worried I'm either making things to easy or need to use variable weight for the work outs

    I'm on day 2 of The Gauntlet and am worried I'm not getting everything I can.

    Set to 25LB my current setup passes the 10 reps test However Bent over rows (using two hands simultaneously) doesn't give me a burning feeling like I was used to in the Tone Express program

    Similarly the upright rows felt like I may be using too little weight.

    I have an adjustable Kettle Bell (bowflex) so I can scale up to 35 and 40 LB but don't want to take a risk hurting myself, but stagnation is a big fear.

    #2
    Up the ante and increase the intensity; decrease rest time, increase the weight, and do seven (7) sets. You won't have any worries. Laughing.

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      #3
      increase reps/sets till you feel your about to fail, iam currently doing iron born but using kinda meh weights so i increase the reps and it did the trick

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        #4
        It's not common to find one weight that will be challenging for every exercise. I would try adjusting to a higher weight for that exercise, or even trying it with one hand to see how that feels.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Baston View Post
          It's not common to find one weight that will be challenging for every exercise. I would try adjusting to a higher weight for that exercise, or even trying it with one hand to see how that feels.
          one handed rows sounds interesting though given it's a kettle bell I'm wondering about the uneven effect and what that would also put work on.

          For now I'm doing a simple rep count increase and seeing how that feels

          Tomorrow is the 5th day so I'll see how it goes

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            #6
            When I did Gauntlet I mixed with different weights and speeds. The 25 lbs is probally fine for bicep curls and and one arm overhead press and such. Experiment a bit don't see a problem with one handed rows just workout both sides. When you have energy left after the main program, add 10 x 10 two arm swings or 1 arm alternating swings or high pulls (10 * (5 x 1 left, 5 x 1 right) or something). Weight, speed, number of reps are all adjustable put some power behind your moves and ramp it up slowly. Don't overreach it, if is too easy add some.

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              #7
              I think you have gotten some very good advice so far.
              I am currently working on the Gauntlet program as well and I do understand as I was thinking the same thing.
              You can either up the weight (if you have it) or increase the repetitions. I have four kettlebells, 10, 15, 25, 35 lbs and you are right it doesn't work my back or legs like other routines.
              I do change weights for different exercises.
              I like the idea for one armed bent over rows. I have not been liking the two arm rows, the range of motion and my hand arm position feels off to me.
              Don't give up yet, every fifth day is the red bell day where it turns into an endurance game, and I have found those very tough to finish five rounds.
              They should smoke you and you will feel better.

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