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  • DorothyMH
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    In 30DoC, I guess I just used those days of “60 mins of walking running jogging throughout the day” as a run day also. That made a run every other day, which worked for me as “regular.”

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  • psy-D
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    Congrats on finishing 30 Days of Change. I understand fully wanting to redo all the basics in maths - I did maths in high school but I feel like I forgot everything, a year back I tried to learn calculus and ended up having to review middle school stuff because I just had a hole where the knowledge used to be.

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  • CaptainCanuck
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    Interesting, thanks for sharing

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  • TopNotch
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    Thanks, Silent Wolf

    Day 751

    Challenge:
    - Day 2 Daily Abs
    Programme:
    - Day 2 Spartan Trials I had a brief break between sets 2 and 3 of the planks because my shoulders were tired.
    Mobility Drills (post-workout - each for 1 min total or 30 sec es):
    - toe touch
    - butterfly
    - downward dog
    - cobra stretch
    - overhead opener
    - knee to chest
    - standing quad stretch
    - tricep stretch
    - shoulder stretch across body
    Taekwondo training. First class back - very low attendance. If black belt grading had happened last year (and I had graded - still conflicted), then there would have been no coloured belts on the adults' side! I spoke with the coach before we started, letting her know that I had occasionally to take things easy. There wasn't a lot of running, but some. I walked about half of it. I had to wait out a little bit of the kicking and blocking, too, but was okay kicking to the paddle. Basically, any time my heart rate went too high, I let it get down a bit before I continued. That seemed to go quite well, and there are so far no ill-effects from the training. So if that's what I've got to do for a bit, then that's what I'll do. Today, though, I felt a little odd so I took it easy with my own training, saving myself for class. I had programmed in 15 minutes on the exercise bike but decided to give it a miss. Today was also supposed to be combat - being either a combat workout that struck my fancy, or drills or routines I wanted to work on. I decided that this time, I'd just let it be my evening class.

    So while I was slacking off physically, what was I doing today? I was reading something very interesting - at least, I thought it was very interesting. I was reading about genetic muscular potential. You see, recently, someone asked when he could say he'd mastered fitness, even if he'd continue to get stronger. It's an interesting question but what I was wondering was if there were some measurements that are fixed, that can never change - like, barring accidents, the number of arms we have. Fitness, as we all know, is a journey, but is there something along the way that says "stop, you cannot go any further here, it is simply impossible"? I guess there is - it's called Genetics. Your genetic muscular potential is the total of muscle that your body is able to produce without assistance of substances such as steroids (just say No, boys and girls!). Once you've hit that ceiling, that's it. This does, however, not mean that you can't get fitter, more flexible, faster, more dextrous, etc, but just that your body wouldn't be able to grow any more muscle. I have here a calculator. It's the only one I found that worked for both men and women, and if I want to post a calculator, I want it to be as inclusive as possible. I'd take it with a pinch of salt, though - it said my current level was 21.2! But, as I said at the beginning of this ramble, it's an interesting thing, and the only thing I've found that addresses what is essentially an end-point, even if very few people are ever likely to reach it. But if you ever doget to 25 (and Bruce Lee apparently achieved 25.2!), please let me know.
    After that, I did maths. Really basic stuff that I would have been embarrassed to get wrong seeing as how it's the sort of stuff I taught my daughter last year (and I think the year before...). But I wanted to start at the beginning of the course to make sure I remembered everything and I'm assuming that some time, we'll move beyond year 8 maths! (I did fast-forward through a few videos and went straight to the questions to prove that I could do it.) I didn't do maths in my final year of High School (more fun stuff to do, like drama!), so I never got to stuff like calculus. Anyway, this is just basic maths, leading to more advanced maths, articulating into a course on electrical engineering. I don't know anything about that - yet. Thought it could be interesting. And my neighbour worried that I'd be bored with both my girls at school!

    Notice how many people have a birthday today?! I wonder how many of them are still active. I saw one name I recognized...

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  • TopNotch
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    DorothyMH It was okay. Not my favourite, certainly. What I didn't like about it was that there was no regularity - there could be no walk or run for two or three days and then there's that cardio for two or three days in a row. I couldn't say that every second or third day, I'd be having to go for a walk or get on the treadmill. That made it a bit difficult to plan with this programme, and that was one of the reasons why January was the only month in the year when I could do it. Glad I did it though. And I got the Badge!

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  • Silent Wolf
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    Congrats on 30 Days of Change!

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  • DorothyMH
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    Congrats on 30 Days of Change
    How did you like it?

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  • TopNotch
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    Thanks, Fremen mavie FirstAgeDragonWolf Anek PetiteSheWolf irina-bu Your cheers are always heartening.

    Day 751

    Workout:
    - Orientation Day Given what day it was for my girls, how could I not do this one?!
    Challenge:
    - Day 1 Daily Abs I was going to choose an abs workout every day but why re-invent the wheel?
    Programme:
    - Day 1 Spartan Trials I found that this programme beautifully adds to what I have planned so I'll do it (adding bodyweight to machine weights). Not in the order as it is written, though, and only four days a week (so one rotation each week). Again, why re-invent?
    Push Day:
    - 2 x 10 shoulder press
    - 2 x 10 chest press
    - 3 x 10 tricep push-downs
    - 3 x 10 pectoral flyes (I was supposed to do only two sets but I got carried away!)
    - 3 x 10 leg extensions
    - 3 x 20 calf raises
    some rounds with the battle rope

    Push Day also includes, of course, push-ups, but as Spartan Trials has those, that's where they were done. I forgot to do the tricep kickbacks, and I'll alternate between the heavy bag and battle rope as I feel like. I had been going to have a push, pull, and leg day, but it seemed silly to have two days focussing on my arms and only one on my legs, so I've also put legs into the push and pull days. In my planning, I've also endeavoured to incorporate the 7 Primal Movements to some degree - that may still need a bit of finessing...

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  • irina-bu
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    Congrats on finishing 30 Days of Change!

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  • PetiteSheWolf
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    Yay for badge day!

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  • Anek
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    Happy badge day!

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  • FirstAgeDragonWolf
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    Congrats on 30 Days of Change!

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  • mavie
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    Congrats!

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  • Fremen
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    Congrats

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  • TopNotch
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    Day 750

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Programme:
    - Day 30 30 Days of Change
    ​​​ Medito - Day 14 of 30-Day Challenge.

    School starts tomorrow.

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