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    today is day 589 in a row of at least some deliberate daily exercise.

    classic warm up
    punches and squats challenge day 6: 60 squats, nonstop
    power punch interrupted partway through set1 by my cat Yvette walking in and plaintively meowing for attention
    I will probably do epic arms and will definitely do the plank challenge later

    eta: feline overlord satisfied
    30 day 1 minute plank challenge, day 6 done
    epic arms workout, 19 lbs per arm
    2 sets 64 overhead punches

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      today is day 590. assuming I am not working through lunchtime tomorrow or genuinely exhausted, I intend to go back to weight training tomorrow. Hopefully I can find a decent home-based dumbbell only routine between now and then. I feel better when I have one.

      for today:

      classic warm up
      punches and squats challenge day 7: 3 sets 40 punches each
      punch out! challenge day 1: 80 punches
      thirty days one minute plank challenge day 7
      Two Minute Plank workout with almost EC (one knee dropped briefly to make moving from side plank to full plank easier)

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        today is day 591. I would have started an hour ago, but my cat decided to come in and park herself on my weight bench. Or get under foot. Or jump up on my sewing machine table. Or... you get the picture. I let her stick around until she got tired of being in the room, figured she'd be less likely to try and return after that.

        classic warm up
        went from floor 3 to ground floor, picked up 63 lb Chewy delivery, carried upstairs
        immediately turned around and went from floor 3 to ground floor again, picked up 32 lb Chewy delivery, carried upstairs
        19 lbs per arm, standing simultaneous bicep curls, 3 sets 10
        15 lbs because I am lazy about changing plates and have 15 lb dumbbells on hand, dumbbell flyes on the bench, 3 sets 10
        19 lbs, one arm at a time seated bicep curls, 3 sets 10
        (punches and squats challenge day 8: 65 squats was done in the form of 16 squats between each set of the flyes, then 17 after the first round of bicep curls)
        24 lbs, dumbbell pullovers, 3 sets 10
        30 lbs per arm, bench press, 3 sets 8
        punch out! challenge day 2: 80 overhead punches
        thirty days one minute plank challenge day 8

        it is still mildly amusing that my preferred timing music, Hammer to Fall, means that the plank ends with 'a little piece of you is falling away'- or, in the event that I hold it a few more seconds to ensure that I didn't take too long getting into position, 'build your muscles as your body decays'.

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          today is day 592

          classic warm up
          punches and squats challenge day 9: 3 sets 50 punches
          punch out! challenge day 3: 120 punches, nonstop
          thirty days one minute plank challenge day 9
          master plank workout

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            today is day 593

            classic warm up

            punches and squats challenge day 10: 70 squats total; did these before weight exercises, not part of weight count; split these into four groups of 17 + 17 + 17 + 19
            punch out! challenge day 4: 120 overhead punches; did these in groups of 40 between the squats

            35 lbs per hand, dumbbell squats, 3 sets 10
            15 lbs per hand, lunges, 3 sets 10 per leg
            35 lbs, weighted hip thrusts, 3 sets 10
            low weight for unfamiliar exercise: 15 lbs per hand, kneeling dumbbell squats, 3 sets 12
            35 lbs per hand, stiff legged deadlifts; did four, then stopped, because my thigh muscles were starting to tremble in ways that have previously been associated with gut cramps
            the weighted calf raises will wait until tomorrow, or perhaps be added along with the deadlifts to Friday's weight workout

            did the thirty days one minute plank challenge day 10, though, that's gotta count for something

            sweating in ways I have not sweated in a long, long time

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              Today is day 594
              Thirty days one minute plank challenge day 11
              Punch Out! challenge day 5, 140 nonstop punches
              punches and squats challenge day 11, 3 sets 50 punches

              Quads super sore from yesterday, I suspect the kneeling squats are the main cause

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                Today, October 9th, was day 595. RL circumstances related to a power outage prevented me from doing weights today, so that will be tomorrow.

                Today I did
                Punch Out! challenge day 6, 140 nonstop overhead punches
                punches and squats challenge day 12, 75 squats throughout the day
                thirty days one minute plank challenge day 12

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                  Those are some pretty intense goals you got going there.

                  Really love reading your weights workouts, it's clear that you're giving it your all.

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                    thank you! I took a weight trainign course as part of fulfilling my phys ed requirements back when I was at university; it was all weight machines, not free weights, but it left me fond of the ‘move heavy things in particular ways, then move heavier ones next time’ kind of exercise. One day I’d like to be able to try for really massive stuff, but I’d have to join a gym first and have someone on hand to make sure I do it safely.

                    Today is day 596. the suggested weight program I am looking at includes several exercises that assume I have access to gym equipment or at least have a safe barbell setup at home. I have access to some adjustable dumbbells that I was able to carry up to the third floor of a building with no elevator, and I have no rack and no spotter, so I am going to have to find substitutes.


                    Classic warm up
                    Low weight for unfamiliar exercise: dumbbell good mornings, 15 lbs per hand, 3 sets 10
                    35 lbs per hand, deadlifts instead of rack pulls, 3 sets 10
                    3 sets 60nonstop punches between the deadlifts for day 13 of Punches and Squats challenge
                    15 lbs per hand, upright rows, 3 sets 10
                    10 lbs per hand, bent over reverse flyes instead of face pulls, 3 sets 10; low weight for exercise I haven’t done in a long time and may be getting wrong
                    punch out! challenge day 7, 160 nonstop punches
                    35 lbs, one arm dumbbell rows using the bench and one knee up, 3 sets 8
                    15 lbs per hand, seated Arnold presses because they cause my shoulder to click less, 3 sets 8
                    thirty days one minute plank challenge day 13

                    calf raises can wait until next leg day, I am sweating like a racehorse



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                      Today is day 597.

                      Classic warm up
                      Punch out! Challenge day 8, 160 overhead punches
                      punches and squats day 14: 80 squats throughout the day
                      Verity workout, level 2, but with EC
                      Thirty days one minute plank challenge day 14

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                        Today is day 598. I ordered two 10 lb weight plates and two 5 lb plates on eBay last week; they arrived yesterday. Might use them for the heavy stuff today.

                        classic warm up
                        punch out! challenge day 9, 200 nonstop punches
                        punches and squats challenge day 15, 3 sets 60 punches each

                        40 lbs per hand, dumbbell squats, 3 sets 10
                        15 lbs per hand, lunges, 3 sets 10 per leg
                        40 lbs, weighted hip thrusts, 3 sets 10
                        15 lbs per hand, kneeling dumbbell squats, 3 sets 12
                        was going to do resistance band leg presses lying on my back but the band slid off my foot and hit me in the face, so no, that’s over
                        30 day one minute plank challenge, day 15
                        Last edited by camwynya; October 12, 2020, 05:33 PM. Reason: typo

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                          I’ve always worried about that: band slipping off and slapping me in the face!

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                            Damn, bands sound scary

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                              I wound up holding an ice cube on my eye for a while after it happened and taking photographs every 15 minutes or so to verify that nothing was getting worse (and to show any doctors the progress if things did get worse). My eye seems all right this morning and the rest of my face is okay, so I think I'm probably good, but yeah... if, if, I do anything involving leg press like movements with a resistance band again, I am going to get a different band, one of the broad kind rather than the length of elastic tubing with handles that I currently have, and I am going to make sure to do the movements seated in a chair rather than lying on my back, so that if the band slides off my foot it hits my stomach rather than my face.

                              That being said, today is day 599.

                              Classic warm up
                              Punches and Squats challenge day 16: 85 squats throughout the day (20 before the warmup, 20 after the first three exercises of the warmup, 20 after the arm section, and 25 after the leg section)
                              Punch Out! challenge day 10, 200 nonstop overhead punches
                              30 day one minute plank challenge, day 16

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                                Today is day 600. I have added three pounds to each dumbbell for my first weighted exercise today; we'll see how long that lasts.

                                classic warm up
                                22 lbs per arm, standing simultaneous bicep curls, 3 sets 10
                                punches and squats challenge day 17: 3 sets 70 punches each (each set instead of rest period after one set of curls)
                                15 lbs because I am even lazier about changing plates when I have three plates per dumbbell and have 15 lb dumbbells on hand, dumbbell flyes on the bench, 3 sets 10
                                22 lbs, one arm at a time seated bicep curls, 3 sets 10. Sorta. Last set with my left arm was eight reps, and then I couldn't get the dumbbell past about halfway through the arc (when I do seated curls I put the active elbow on my thigh and start from my forearm parallel to my calf as it holds the weight). I tried. Twice. No luck. Did the third set of ten reps with my right arm, succeeded in two reps with the left, called it good.
                                24 lbs, dumbbell pullovers, 3 sets 10. Up the weight on these next time.
                                30 lbs per arm, bench press, 2 sets 10, 1 set 8, and frankly rep 8 of the last set was not great on either side; well, we know what I have to work on next, don't we

                                punch out! challenge day 11: 240 nonstop punches despite noodly-feeling arms
                                30 day one minute plank challenge day 17

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