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    Better Start Now

    I’ve been actively using DareBee for a solid 11 months, now. Looking forward to that 1 year mark. I guess it’s time I start posting what I’m doing with it. Up until today, I have just hand written in my journal my daily workouts.
    So, today, I finished the Burpees Challenge, yay! However, from the start of that, I only was able to do basic burpees. I figured since I was also doing the Push up Challenge, I could put them together and do the whole thing over again another time, doing REAL burpees. We shall see if that ever happens, cuz I am so burnt out on burpees at this point.
    Today, I’ve also started the Power Up program, since it’s June 1. Did the Daily Dare, which I try to get in every day. And, the Chair Rows Challenge Day 26. Before any of that, though, I did my shoulder activation and mobility stuff with my pvc pipe and bands. So, my shoulders get good and warm and don’t get hurt.
    This afternoon, we will talk about more punches and high knees!!

    #2
    This was my second workout yesterday, June 1. Right before I realized our A/C had gone kaput in 90 degree heat![LIST][*]WOD: Walk Run Repeat (HiiT), 5 sets[*]Punch Out Challenge Day 1: 80 punches[*]Push ups Challenge Day 24: 14(3) + 14(3) = 28, 15(2) 10(1)[*]45 minutes of ROMWOD[/LIST]What is in parentheses are the REAL push ups I was able to with each set. And the set of 28 I had to break up into 2 sets or die!!

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      #3
      June 2, Sunday -
      Workout #1[LIST][*]Shoulder activation/mobility w/PVC[*]Banded pulls: 3 directions x 7 reps each[*]Daily Dare: 2 minutes half jacks[*]Jump Rope time to failure.... 1 min[*]Power Up, Day 2 arms(tendon strength add-on)[*]Chair Rows Challenge Day 27: Ring rows to failure x 3 sets....5....5...3[*]13.5 inch Box jumps: 10 reps x 3 sets[*]Punch Out Challenge Day 2: 80 overhead punches[*]Hanging knee raises: 12 reps x 3 sets[*]1/2 hour of 30 Days of Yoga with Adriene Day 18, on YouTube[/LIST]I love box jumps. Almost as much as I love squat jumps. I think the only reason I made it through the Burpees challenge was because there is a squat jump involved. How crazy is that?
      There was no workout #2 today. Too much to do, after a broken A/C last night and an emergency repair call today for that!

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        #4
        @DorrothyMH Nice new thread! Keep up the awesome work Can't wait to see the rest of your new journey

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          #5
          BlackButler, thanks! I wish I was making more progress with the ring rows to get to the pull up eventuality. But, as soon as I’m done with some more of these challenges I piled on, I’ll be able to focus better, I think....I hope!😂 It felt great to finish the Burpees challenge the other day. Gave me incentive to work on the others consistently.😎💪🏼

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            #6
            Awesome work on burpees they suck! lol! Don't worry you will You doing the chair row challenge for that? That's a great way of helping. I'm working on strict muscle ups myself trying to lower the band strength each month (will be on the red band next week woohoo!) and hopefully get a strict by my birthday (Start of July)

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              #7
              Yeah, I’m doing scap pulls on the bar, and had started all the other challenges with the goal of getting to a pull up: dead hang, negatives, and the chair rows. It must have been HellYeah who suggested chair rows🧐......while I have not made it to the bar with my chin, yet, I HAVE been successful at doing real push ups, which was also a major goal/accomplishment.
              I was almost finished with the tricep dip challenge, as well, when I got stuck on Day 30. I could not keep a hold past 1 min 20 secs!! How nuts is that? My head would have this horrible pain, so I’d drop down. Then, every time I tried, I’d get scared I was gonna have that pain. It’s an arterial spasm, I think. But still. I’m stuck at that time. Thinking of starting the whole challenge over at a later time.....

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                #8
                Monday
                June 3
                First thing:[LIST][*]Daily Dare: 50 plank leg raises[*]Punch Out, Day 3: 120 punches[/LIST]Second thing:[LIST][*]WOD: Stand & Deliver, full body, high burn streamline, 5 sets[*]Squats Challenge Day 19: 42, 10, 10— 21 reps x 2 sets with slosh tube, THEN 2 sets of 5 reps per leg one legged squats WITH weighted vest (20lb)—-second set of REGULAR 2 legged squats I used slosh tube AND vest![*]Tricep Dip Challenge Day 30: Tricep dip hold 1 min 30 sec— in sets of 1 min and 30 secs—still can’t get all in one set without the arterial neck to head spasm, drat[*]Power Up Day 3: legs, tendon strength[/LIST]Third thing:[LIST][*]1/2 hour ROMWOD[/LIST]

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                  #9
                  Tuesday-
                  June 4
                  First thing:[LIST][*]Hike on Beezley Hill- 5+ miles, with 20lb pack, in 2+ hours[/LIST]Second thing:[LIST][*]2 hours of lawn mowing[/LIST]Third thing:[LIST][*]1/2 hour yoga, Day 19[/LIST]Ran out of day and energy for everything else. Plan to catch up tomorrow to keep my daily dare streak going!

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                    #10
                    Wednesday -
                    June 5
                    Workout # 1[LIST][*]Circuit/weights class @ 5:30am[/LIST]Midday:[LIST][*]Yesterday’s Daily Dare- 60 seconds basic burpees[*]Punch Out, Day 4- 120 over head punches[*]Power Up, Day 4- hamstring tendon strength, add-on[*]Today’s Daily Dare: 20 matrix tilts[*]Punch Out, Day 5- 140 punches[*]Power Up, Day 5- arms tendon strength, add-on[/LIST]Workout #2[LIST][*]Inner Thighs Workout, 4 sets[*]Jump rope: 3 sets of 50 single unders[*]Chair Rows Challenge Day 28: 30 sec flex hang hold x 2 sets[*]Hanging scap pulls: 10 reps x 4 sets[*]Burnout workout, level 3 difficulty, high burn streamline, 5 sets[/LIST]Last thing- 1/2 hour ROMWOD

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                      #11
                      Thursday
                      June 6

                      First thing-
                      *Skipped Spin Class today (uncomfy back side problem) in favor of elliptical at home. Did 40 mins on random steep cross ramp with resistance at 7. Kept cadence at 11-12 cals/min.

                      Second thing-
                      *Daily Dare: 60 turning side kicks with EC
                      *Punch Out Challenge, Day 6: 140 overhead punches
                      *Squats Challenge, Day 20: 1 min 40 sec wall sit
                      *Push ups Challenge, Day 25: pushups in 4 sets of 15 reps. Managed just 3 total REAL ones, all the rest were knee push ups, Boo!

                      Last thing-
                      * Half hour of yoga with Adriene, Day 20

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                        #12
                        Friday -
                        June 7
                        Only Workout[LIST][*]Elliptical 20 mins high random cross ramp, high resistance[*]Shoulder activation/mobility with PVC[*]Shoulder/lat mobility with bands in 3 positions[*]Banded Lat pull downs: 10 reps x 3 sets[*]Daily Dare: 60 standing W-extensions[*]Punch Out, Day 7: 160 punches[*]Power Up, Day 7: kneeling leg raises and holds[/LIST]Travel to Portland today, walked around some downtown with our granddaughter, after checking into our hotel. Too beat from the long drive for much else other than shower and bed.🥴

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                          #13
                          Saturday -
                          June 8
                          Arrived in Portland yesterday for daughter’s college graduation. Lots of walking.
                          Check fitness room-in basement!! Fully equipped, too!! In AM before going out for foods:[LIST][*]Shoulder/lat mobility with bands in 3 positions[*]Banded Lat pull downs: 10 reps x 3 sets[*]Daily Dare: 30 butterfly sit ups[*]Punch Out, Day 8: 160 overhead punches[*]Power Up, Day 8: Arms, shoulder clenches/ holds[/LIST]Later in the day following all the festivities:[LIST][*]Walk 8+ miles[/LIST]

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                            #14
                            Sunday -
                            June 9
                            Walked nearly 10 miles in and around Portland today. Took the granddaughter up on the Aerial Tram in the process to allow the daughter some free time to finish schoolwork. Then my stomach acted up and the day was over. It was hot today, in the walking. So, traveling, or *not my food,* or both, made my belly upset.

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                              #15
                              Tuesday-
                              June 11
                              First Thing....
                              —->15 mins on mom’s elliptical, then:[LIST][*]Sunday’s Daily Dare: 20 stacked push ups[*]Monday’s Daily Dare: 40 raised leg circles[*]Today’s Daily Dare: 3 mins speed bag punches[*]Punch Out Challenge, Day 9: 200 punches[*]Punch Out Challenge, Day 10: 200 overhead punches[*]Punch Out Challenge, Day 11: 240 punches[*]Power Up, Day 9: calf, side leg raises/holds[*]Power Up, Day 10: side/front leg raises/holds[*]Power Up, Day 11: arm/shoulders extensions/holds[/LIST]

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