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    Today is day 802.

    Classic warm up
    Ten Thousand Punches challenge day 16, 1 set, 5 pushups

    Attempting to follow a strength building workout routine from a weight training site for women is tricky when you have only home equipment and no coach or spotter, so:
    'Rack pulls' with the weights being placed on my flat training bench, which is just about knee height. 26.5 lbs per hand, 3 sets 10
    Romanian deadlifts (I hope I am getting these right because ain't no way I'm gonna do good mornings instead), 26.5 lbs per hand, 3 sets 10
    Upright rows, 24 lbs per hand, 3 sets 8
    Standing lat raises instead of face pulls, 10 lbs per hand, 3 sets 10
    Triceps kickbacks instead of a triceps rope pulldown, 15 lbs, 3 sets 10 per arm
    Arnold presses, 15 lbs per hand, 3 sets 10

    Shoulders Stretch workout
    Sore Neck workout

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      Today is day 803. I am feeling a lot less sore in the back and shoulders than I was expecting. Nevertheless I am not currently much wanting to do weight training for the legs so I will be sticking with body weight lower body stuff for the day.

      Classic warm up
      Ten thousand punches challenge day 17, 6 sets, 30 pushups
      Peach workout, but three sets of everything instead of two, thirty reps of everything except the glute flexes which were 15 reps per set, and side leg lifts done lying down, thirty per set (15 per leg each set), between the clamshells and the V extensions. Also, no rest between sets of clamshells or leg raises, I just flipped to the other side and started the next set. Also, rest was 15 seconds at a time rather than 30. So, EC.
      That plus 10k punches added up to 28 minutes 31 seconds today.
      Sore Neck workout

      (As far as the 20 minutes goes: while I have been informally tracking that for some time, it has nothing to do with medical recommendations. I am participating in a daily survey for COVID-19 research, and one of the questions I get asked every week is 'how many days did you exercise hard enough to sweat or breathe heavily for at least twenty minutes?'. Lately I have wanted to be surer of my answers to that question.)

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        Today, April 22, day 804, should have been cardio. I just didn't want to deal with a full 20 minutes of *any* workout, though, so I settled for ten thousand punches day 18 (2 sets, 10 pushups).

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          Today is day 805.

          classic warm up
          10k punches day 19- 5 sets, 25 pushups
          27 lbs per hand, standing bicep curls (alternating, not 2 at same time), 3 sets 10
          27 lbs per hand, bench presses, 3 sets 10
          10 lbs per hand, dumbbell chest flyes, 3 sets 10; do 3 sets 12 next time
          24 lbs, seated bicep curls, 3 sets 9 per arm; had trouble completing set 3 rep #9 of left arm; no weight or rep increases on this or the standing bicep curls until I can get the left arm right for all 3 sets
          27 lbs, dumbbell pullovers, 3 sets 12; look into replacing these with a resistance band version, band under the bench, as I never quite feel safe passing a weight this size directly over my face and neck
          anyway, that's a total of 28 minutes 40 seconds, so I can count today for the COVID study
          sore neck workout

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            Today is day 806.

            Classic warm up
            Ten Thousand Punches day 20, 1 set, 5 pushups
            'Rack pulls' with the weights being placed on my flat training bench, which is just about knee height. 27 lbs per hand, 3 sets 10
            Romanian deadlifts, 27 lbs per hand, 3 sets 10
            Upright rows, 24 lbs per hand, 3 sets 8
            Standing lat raises instead of face pulls, 10 lbs per hand, 3 sets 10
            Triceps kickbacks instead of a triceps rope pulldown, 15 lbs, 3 sets 10 per arm
            Arnold presses, 15 lbs per hand, 3 sets 10
            Standing shrugs, 24 lbs oer hand, 3 sets 8
            forgot to turn on the timer for punches but the weight section was 21:30 so that counts for the survey

            sore neck workout

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              Today is day 807.
              Yesterday was the second time I noticed that the tinnitus (it has been present since January 22, I just don't talk about it unless it gets really loud or interferes with sleeping) went down to almost unnoticeable levels for the remainder of the day after a heavy upper body exercise session.Specifically, after either the Boobs and Biceps Day or the Back, Shoulders, And Triceps Day workouts that I got from the Lipstick Lifters site. Yesterday specifically was the back/shoulders/triceps workout, which I am almost sure was the one that worked last time, too. While tomorrow would ordinarily be a cardio day I am going to conduct a badly controlled experiment, and instead go back to one of those two and see if there are any discernible changes to the noise for the rest of the day.

              Today, however, is leg day, and the exercises from LL are based on the assumption that I have access to gym equipment. I will probably return to weighted leg exercises very soon, but today I'm going to stick with body weight.

              Classic warm up
              Ten thousand punches, 6 sets, 30 punches
              Peach workout, but three sets of everything instead of two, thirty reps of everything except the glute flexes which were 15 reps per set, and side leg lifts done lying down, thirty per set (15 per leg each set), between the clamshells and the V extensions. Also, no rest between sets of clamshells or leg raises, I just flipped to the other side and started the next set. Also, rest was 15 seconds at a time rather than 30. So, EC.
              That plus 10k punches added up to 27 minute 22 seconds today

              Sore Neck workout

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                Today is day 808. Experiment day.

                Classic warm up
                Ten Thousand Punches day 22, 10 sets, 50 pushups (possibly 11/55, I may have forgotten to note down one of the sets)
                27 lbs per hand, 'rack pulls', 3 sets 12
                27 lbs per hand, Romanian (more or less) deadlifts, 3 sets 10
                24 lbs per hand, upright rows, 3 sets 10
                10 lbs per hand, standing lat raises, 3 sets 10
                15 lbs per hand, tricep kickbacks, 3 sets 10
                15 lbs per hand, Arnold presses, 3 sets 10
                27 lbs per hand, shrugs, 3 sets 8
                38 minutes 49 seconds, that counts for the survey
                no noticeable reduction in tinnitus today, oh well
                sore neck workout

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                  Yesterday, April 27th, was day 809. Unfortunately it was also a crampy day and I did not get to exercise much. I managed 5 pushups and 180 punches, and i walked about half a mile while birdwatching.

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                    Today is day 810.

                    Classic warm up
                    Ten Thousand Punches challenge day 23, six sets, 30 pushups
                    27 lbs per hand, standing bicep curls (alternating, not 2 at same time), 3 sets 10
                    27 lbs per hand, bench presses, 3 sets 10
                    10 lbs per hand, dumbbell flyes, 3 sets 12
                    24 lbs, seated bicep curls, 3 sets 9 per arm; just managed the full 9 reps with left arm; do not increase reps or weight on either bicep curl just yet
                    skipping the pullovers today
                    26 min 32 seconds
                    most of sore neck workout

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                      Today is day 811. Walked a friend to their first COVID vaccination appointment and back yesterday, total distance of around 3 miles. Donated to Darebee a few days back, forgot to note that. Currently not really feeling up for a full 20 minutes but I will do at least the basics.

                      Classic warm up
                      Ten Thousand Punches challenge day 24, 1 set, 5 pushups
                      Shark Week workout, but with 20 per side or per leg instead of 10 per for the first row, and 20 seconds rest time between exercises, so that's EC
                      Sore Neck workout

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                        Today is day 812.

                        Classic warm up
                        Ten Thousand Punches challenge day 25, 5 sets, 25 pushups
                        27 lbs per hand, 'rack pulls' from the bench, 3 sets 12, can probably up that to 29 lbs next time
                        27 lbs per hand, Romanian (I hope) deadlifts, 3 sets 10
                        Forearms are feeling weird, like they want to sneeze or something, so I am skipping upright rows today
                        10 lbs per hand, standing lat raises, 3 sets 10
                        Skipping triceps kickbacks too
                        15 lbs per hand, Arnold presses, 3 sets 10
                        27 lbs per hand, standing shrugs, 3 sets 10
                        this totaled to 28:50 of hard breathing/sweat inducing exercise for survey purposes
                        Sore neck workout

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                          Forearms wanting to sneeze?🤨Thats a new one....🤭. At least you got your sweating in

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                            I've had that feeling before in weird places. As a little kid, if I ran with my gloves on, something about the pressure of the gloves against the backs of my hands made the feel like they had an about-to-sneeze sensation going on. It's weird, I know.

                            Today is day 813, but my sinuses are hurting. I do not like my chances of getting through a full workout without making them hurt worse, so I am putting 10k punches on hold for today and keeping things minimal.

                            classic warm up
                            Epic Arms workout, 27 lbs per hand
                            sore neck workout

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                              Today is day 814.

                              classic warm up
                              Ten thousand punches challenge day 26, 10 sets, 50 pushups
                              Peach workout with 30 of everything except glute flexes (15 of those instead) per set, 3 sets of everything, side leg lifts between the clamshells and V extensions (3 sets 15 each leg for a total of 3 sets 30)
                              this is a total of 32 minutes so it counts for the survey
                              sore neck workout

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                                Wasn't feeling great today, May 3. But I still did day 27 of the ten thousand punches challenge, so that makes it day 815.

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