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    Whirly's Workouts

    Hello Darebee! I've known about this website & community for a while now, and occasionally have done a workout or two, but I have always struggled to motivate myself to workout at home. I'm fairly active when I can get outside (I like to hike, ski, run, and even just take walks) but I'd like to incorporate more strength training into my routine without having to rely on in-person fitness classes (which aren't even an option right now). I'm hoping that keeping a training log here will keep me accountable, as well as setting goals to complete Darebee programs. First up... 30 Days of Strength!

    #2
    04/13/20

    Completed 30 Days of Strength - Day 1 (Level II). Level II was perhaps a tad ambitious, but I powered through! We'll see how my legs feel tomorrow...

    I also went for a 20 minute walk outside, despite the cold, snowy weather.

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    Consecutive Days of Exercise: 1
    15 Days of Fitness Challenge: 1/15
    30 Days of Fitness Challenge: 1/30

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      #3
      Great start
      welcome to the hive

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        #4
        Thanks, Illéa!

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          #5
          Welcome

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            #6
            Thank you, Fremen!

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              #7
              Welcome, the cold snowy weather is still hanging around here too.

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                #8
                Thanks, CaptainCanuck! It was sunny here today so most of our snow melted, but we are supposed to get some more on Thursday! April snow is not uncommon here.

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                  #9
                  Welcome!

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                    #10
                    04/14/20

                    - 30 Days of Strength - Day 2 (Level II)
                    - 25 minute walk outside

                    Since I can't do a single pull-up, I had to modify Part II of today's workout. Instead of 3 sets of pull-ups to failure, I followed the "How to Build Up to a Pull-Up" steps in the Pull-Ups Guide. Here is how I did:
                    Set 1: Dead hang, 20 sec; Flex hang, 4 sec
                    Set 2: Dead hang, 13 sec; Flex hang, 3 sec
                    Set 3: Dead hang, 14 sec; Flex hang, 4 sec
                    Once I am able to flex hang for 10 seconds, I will move on to negative pull-ups.

                    Thank you for the welcome, ishachan, and everyone else! I'm excited to be a part of this community and I hope it will help keep me motivated!

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                    Consecutive Days of Exercise: 2
                    15 Days of Fitness Challenge: 2/15
                    30 Days of Fitness Challenge: 2/30

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                      #11

                      Welcome to Darebee!
                      Great start, enjoy your training!

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                        #12
                        04/15/20

                        - 30 Days of Strength - Day 3 (Level II)
                        - Back & Biceps Workout using 8lb dumbbells
                        - 25 minute walk outside

                        Modification: I did incline push-ups rather than floor push-ups.
                        My cat kept giving me weird looks as I was doing the punches in today's workout!

                        Thanks for the welcome, WSMC27 - I'm enjoying my workouts so far!

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                        Consecutive Days of Exercise: 3
                        15 Days of Fitness Challenge: 3/15
                        30 Days of Fitness Challenge: 3/30

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                          #13
                          04/16/20

                          - 30 Days of Strength - Day 4 - Tendon Strength
                          - Power Grip Challenge - Day 1 - 40 sec Clench/Unclench
                          - Daily Dare with Extra Credit - 40 Bridge Taps (In One Go)
                          - 35 minute walk outside

                          I made it outside for my walk today, despite the return of cold, snowy weather. I bundled up well and it was quite peaceful outside - I only saw a few other people.

                          I completed my first Daily Dare today (with Extra Credit, too)! I also decided to start the Power Grip challenge, as I think it might help me as I build up to doing a pull-up in the 30 Days of Strength program. When I was doing dead hangs and flex hangs the other day, I felt like my lack of grip strength was causing me to stop before my lack of arm strength did.

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                          Consecutive Days of Exercise: 4
                          Daily Dares Completed: 1
                          Daily Dares (EC) Completed: 1
                          15 Days of Fitness Challenge: 4/15
                          30 Days of Fitness Challenge: 4/30
                          Power Grip Challenge: 1/30

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                            #14
                            04/17/20

                            - 30 Days of Strength - Day 5 (Level I rep count, Level II set count) - Legs
                            - Power Grip Challenge - Day 2 - 40 sec Overhead Flex Hold
                            - Daily Dare with Extra Credit - 5 Minute Raised Arm Hold (In One Go)
                            - 60 minute walk outside

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                            Consecutive Days of Exercise: 5
                            Daily Dares Completed: 2
                            Daily Dares (EC) Completed: 2
                            15 Days of Fitness Challenge: 5/15
                            30 Days of Fitness Challenge: 5/30
                            Power Grip Challenge: 2/30

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                              #15
                              Welcome to the Hive Keep pressing forward!!

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