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    Getting back to working out

    My arms have been getting better over the past few days and I'm really happy about that. I haven't started physiotherapy yet but obviously it's healing on itself which is great. But looking at the next day of Strength Protocol (Day 21) I don't want to start yet because there are a lot of push-ups and I was already able to manage a few today but I don't want to put too much on my arm, there even are many exercises including putting a lot of bodyweight on only one arm. That's why I decided to just continue doing some legs and abs workout so I can be active and train nonetheless (I'm not going to put the workout sheets on here because the post would be too long )

    Warm-Up: I wanted to start with something light to warm myself up and improve my balance at the same time, I realy enjoy balance workouts and exercises. That's why I did Anchor with both legs and EC (I didn't need to start over because I never lost balance). The workout didn't take long and felt really good as a start.
    Daily Dare(s): Today I didn't only do today's DD but only the ones I've been missing the past few days because of my arm. Fortunately, my arm is well enough now so I could do all of them. They included:
    - 50 Knee Rolls (12.11.) with EC
    - 100 Side Chops (11.11.) with EC
    - 2 Minutes Jumping Ts (9.11.) with EC
    - 30 Side Plank Knee Taps (8.11.) with EC
    - 20 Stacked Push-Ups (7.11.) with EC
    I was very happy that I could do push-ups again. Because of that I added 30 normal ones just for fun.
    That means I've caught up with all my missing ones andI am at 69 DDs all with EC on my 69th day on here
    Ab Workout: Afterwards I did an ab workout and I'm very bad at deciding which one to take because most of the time I want to do way more than one because I like so many but I chose 6-Minute Abs because I like the exercises. I did it with EC (all the exercises non-stop). The hardest one were the 1 Minute Leg Raises, partly because they're a pretty hard one, partly because they were the last exercise. I was happy that I felt my abs at the end because that means I didn't pick a workout that's too eays on me.
    Leg Workout: Next on my list was a leg workout. Same problem here, I had too many I liked but I eventually was able to decide for X Marks The Spot. I chose a leg workout also working the abs, chest and arms on purpose because I wanted to train them a little too although I don't want to risk targeting them yet because of my left arm. I did it with EC (30 seconds rest between sets) which was very tough and on Level lll (7 sets) which was very tough too.
    Post-Workout Workout: To round up my workout session I did another legs (and a little abs) workout. I chose one with a rather unusual structure but it was great to end my workout, it was labelled as a perfect post workout. Iron Bar is a tendon strength workout and consists of 2 sequences and you do the first one (on your side) with one and then the other leg and then the second sequence (sitting with one leg out front) with first the one and then the other leg. I did it with EC (20 reps and 20-count instead of 15 each).

    Being able to do that much again was great. I'm glad I had time and I think I chose the right workouts for me today. I can recommend all of them. I noticed that you don't have to do a program at all but only workouts you choose yourself. It's possible that it's not that perfect then (because the DareBee team didn't put it together as one) but it can be just as effective and the same amout of fun.
    And I did some work outside with my girlfriend's dad afterwards which required some strength and was fun too.
    I was very frustrated at the beginning of my injury because I wanted to continue my routine and working on my body but I now think that taking a break was very good for me (not only because of my injury but also in general). I have more time for myself and many other things when I don't do my program and challenges. And I have fun getting back to working out. It's much better to rest when it's too much or you're injured than keep on pressing until something bad happens.
    All in all: A good day

    EDIT:
    I forgot to mention thursday's workout.
    DD: 30 Single Leg Deadlifts (10.11.) with EC
    Workout: Cardio Crunch as a combination between legs and abs workout (on Level ll and with EC)

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      Welcome back mate, you are right to take it easy until Monday.

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        Yesterday I had rest day. I really needed it.
        My wrist still hurts, but it not that bad.

        Done yesterday:

        -DD 100 Side-to-Side Chops + EC

        -Posture Challenge Day 11

        Done today:

        -DD 50 Knee Rolls + EC

        -Strength Protocol Day 26: Back and Biceps
        I don't remember when I enjoyed my workout that much. This was like very good wake-up after 24h of sleep. It was long quite painful (especially upward-downward dogs and reverse angels). Some exercises i had to do on knuckles. I don't want to put too much load on my wrist. But after all, it was fun!

        -Posture Challenge Day 12

        I also signed for Random Workout Challenge 8.0, we'll see how long I'll survive.
        I'm thinking about my next program (just 4 days of SP left). I'm thinking about 90 days of Action. I'm bored with strength training, I need a change and I also want to gain some mass during winter.

        Good night/day bees!

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          I guess that tomorrow I'll not be able to move.
          Bleh, winter's coming, it's already white outside. Oh, how I hate snow and cold.

          Done today:

          -DD 40 Plank Jacks + EC
          That was surprisingly easy.

          -Strength Protocol Day 27: Legs
          Killer workout. When I finished I couldn't stand straight. Legs are still wobbly.

          -Posture Challenge Day 13

          I need to go to sleep earlier today, I need to rest my legs.

          Good night/day bees!

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            Pre-Workout: 2 Minute Warmup ~ I think I'll do that more often
            DD: 60 Knee to Elbow Twists with EC (71/71)
            WQ: I added 1000 Sitting Twists for today (5 sets of 200) and I really enjoyed them, I notice how I like abs workouts more and more
            Workout: Today I went for something a little harder on my arms and I can still feel that my left arm was injured but it doesn't hurt anymore and I can do everything. It's much better. I did Ares on with 4 out of 7 reps because I didn't want to put too much pressure on my arm.
            I hope that I can get back to Strength Protocol in a few days

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              IronBoy it's nice to hear that your arm doesn't hurt anymore. But beware, ending of SP is really hard.

              Done today:

              -DD 60 Knee-to-Elbow Twists + EC

              -Posture Challenge Day 14

              -Strength Protocol Day 28: Abs (lvl III)
              As always, hard workout. I couldn't do L-Sits for 20 sec , so I did them to failure.

              -WQ Fight Club (+300 reps)

              Tomorrow is SP shoulders, chest and triceps day. I'm afraid because I know that I don't be able to do at least one exercise, one-arm push-ups.
              No way!
              I'll try to modify them to doable version. Wish me luck!

              Good night/day bees!

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                Done today:

                -DD 50 Thigh Taps with EC

                -Strength Protocol Day 29: Shoulders, Chest and Triceps
                I've screwed up. I couldn't do on higher level than lvl I. It was simply too hard for me, and my wrist hurt again.
                I'm angry at myself, I thought I'll be able to finish SP on lvl III.

                -Posture Challenge Day 15

                -WQ Fight Club (150 reps)

                I guess that I'll do tomorrow's workout also on level I.

                Good night/day bees!

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                  I-Matanjah Day 29 of SP is plenty insane difficultly wise (my jaw dropped when I looked through it), but you should try for Level 3 tomorrow because I bet you can do it

                  My wrists have been hurting on and off since starting this program too. There are so many exercises with full weight on them. Do you have any wraps? I find wrapping mine really helps and gives them some extra support. Not that, that is super helpful with the end tomorrow....

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                    I had a lot of really hard work today but I feel strong!
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                    Done today:

                    -DD 12 Jump Knee Tucks with EC
                    That gives 160 DD's and 150 DD's with EC.

                    -Strength Protocol Day 29: Shoulders, Chest and Triceps (yes, again)
                    First of all I want to thank val.lavigne86 for the faith in me.
                    I did it on lvl III and I think it was easy (at least easier than yesterday), I can't explain why, maybe I've tried to show off or prove that I can. Well I need to admit that I did one hand push-ups on knees, but... but I did one standard, so it's not that bad.

                    -Posture Challenge Day 16

                    So, tomorrow is last day of Strength Protocol.
                    I can't wait for new badge.

                    Good night/day bees!

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                      Great work I-Matanjah! Never any doubt over here and I bet that it feels awesome!

                      Originally posted by I-Matanjah View Post
                      Well I need to admit that I did one hand push-ups on knees, but... but I did one standard, so it's not that bad.
                      And this ^ is impressive! I keep trying to do one every day so I am ready for it, but it's not happening yet.

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                        Thanks val.lavigne86
                        Today was really long day. I hat to go to the city with veggies twice.​​​​​​

                        Done today:

                        -DD 5 Minutes Raised Arm Hold + EC

                        -Strength Protocol Day 30: Back and Biceps
                        That was cruel. The arch bridges were real torture. But who cares, i did it... Whole program on level III

                        -Posture Challenge Day 17

                        ​​​​​​​ inbetween I decided to answer you here. What kind of bugs had eaten your cabbage?
                        ​​​​​​​There isn't any universal method for vermin. It depends on the type. They were butterfly larvas, aphids or soil pests??

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                          Congrats on finishing Strength Protocol on Level 3 I-Matanjah and such a lovely new badge as well

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                            Congrats I-Matanjah ! ​​​​​

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                              You did great I-Matanjah! Congrats!

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                                Congratulations!!!! How did you like the program?

                                The thing about my cabbages is that I have no idea, I have never seen the bug. Something eats the plants when they are still very small. I tried to look but I cannot see anything, I just see that something eats the leaves, you see that they are bitten off. With my broccoli and cauliflower plants I could see that they were attacked by butterfly larvas and I took care of them and those plants are now more or less safe, but what eats my cabbages? Larvas so small that I cannot see them?

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