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    Sunday, January 31

    Hiit Advanced: Day 4 lv 2 - Done with my 9kg weighted vest
    AoP: Chapter 40. Collecting scraps. (40 plank walk-outs - done as part of HiiT)

    I had another great training session with my youngest daughter Emma.
    Emma decided to do the Shieldmaiden workout lv1 while I did the Hiit Advanced Day 4 lv2.
    I was still sore from the day before so I decided to call it a day after Hiit Advanced and AoP

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      Originally posted by Sundance View Post
      Thanks Elektra - Please, don't tell anyone but I have bought a vest with the possibility to add extra weights - 18 kg in total
      I knew it!!! . And little amazon of yours is turning into a real excersice machine. Tell her that I want to recruit her for my amazon army.

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        That's great! How old is your youngest daughter, Sundance?

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          Redline - Emma is 6 years old. She is doing some of the exercises in a modified version - for example push-ups is done as knee push-ups.

          It is great fun training together and for me it is a great motivation watching her smile when she's exercising

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            Elektra - Emma is excited about becoming a member of your Amazon army

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              Monday, February 1

              DD: 400 Backfists
              Hiit Advanced: Day 5 lv. 2 - Done with my 9 kg weighted vest

              Total: 168 basic burpees My legs and shoulders were shaking at the last 2 sets and my lungs were screaming for air

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                Tuesday, February 2

                DD: 50 Side Bridges
                Hiit Advanced: Day 6 lv. 2
                WoD: Enemy Lines+ lv2
                AoP: Chapter 40. Collecting scraps. (200 squats - done as part of Enemy Lines)

                Hiit Advanced was a perfect warm-up to Enemy Lines+. Punches were done with 5kg dumbbells and bicep curls with 12kg dumbbells. Plank leg raises and side plank was done as 20sec/20sec.

                I enjoyed doing Enemy Lines+ and it is highly recommendable.

                I tried to go for ec (15 push-ups) but I had to take a short pause (5sec) between slow climbers and the second round of push-ups. For the last 3 sets I also had to do the last 3 push-ups as knee push-ups. I must say it was push-ups to failure My legs and especially my arms were still trying to recover from the last couple of days training

                So no ec but it is a great feeling to know that I still have strength gains to make to complete the workout with ec

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                  Wednesday, February 3

                  DD: 2 Minutes Boat Pose Hold
                  Hiit Advanced: Day 7 lv. 2 - done with my 9 kg weighted vest
                  WoD: Express Abs lv3 - done with my 9 kg weighted vest
                  AoP: Chapter 40. Collecting scraps. (200 squats)

                  AoP was done as active rest (20 squats) between sets of Hiit Advanced. The last 60 squats was done before and after Express Abs.

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                    Thursday, February 4

                    DD: 200 skiers (no ec)
                    2*20 bicep curls (2 * 12,5kg)

                    I didn't have much time for training so I chose just to do the DD and some bicep curls

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                      Friday, February 5

                      Rest day

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                        Saturday, February 6

                        Hiit Advanced: Day 8 lv. 2 with push-ups - done with my 9 kg weighted vest
                        WoD: Guts lv2 - done with my 9 kg weighted vest and 2*12,5kg dumbbells
                        AoP: Chapter 40. Collecting scraps. (100 squats - done as part of Guts)

                        I can highly recommend the Guts Workout formerly known as the Berserk Workout.

                        To put it shortly, I must say that I was challenged by the Hiit workout and the Guts workout.

                        To put it shortly

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                          Sunday, February 7

                          DD: 50 Squats Hops on the Spot (ec) - done twice with my 9 kg weighted vest
                          HiiT Advanced: Day 9 lv. 2 - done with my 9 kg weighted vest
                          WoD: Sherlock lv 1 - done with my 9 kg weighted vest

                          I was short on time so I did the Hiit Advanced and the Sherlock workout without any rest between the sets. I got a bit dizzy at the end because of the high pace - though nothing to worry about

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                            Monday, February 8

                            DD: 50 One Arm Climbers (ec)
                            Weekly Quest: 100 split squats done as part of Conan
                            HiiT Advanced: Day 10 lv. 2 - no rest between sets
                            WoD: Conan lv. 2 (push-ups done as the Huntsman lv2)

                            I enjoyed todays training session as it was a happy reunion with Conan and the Huntsman

                            The session was brutal and unforgiving. It reminded me of the old capital punishment: Dismemberment

                            Pull-ups/chin-ups: 1:7/5; 2: 6/3; 3:5/3; 4:4/2; 5:4/2

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                              Tuesday, February 9

                              DD: 100 Basic Burpees (ec) + 60 Seconds Push-Up Plank (ec). Both with 9kg weighted vest
                              Weekly Quest: 60 sec wall-sit with 9kg weighted vest
                              HiiT Advanced: Day 11 lv. 2 with side-to-side lunge - no rest between sets and with 9kg weighted vest

                              I had planned for a light active recovery training session after yesterday’s gruelling session. But today’s DD wanted it differently

                              The burpees were done as 4 sets of 25 reps with 10 sec rest between sets. Me at the end

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                                Wednesday, February 10

                                DD: 200 Knife Hand Strikes (ec)
                                Weekly Quest: 100 squats done as part of HiiT Advanced
                                HiiT Advanced: Day 12 lv. 2 – done with 9kg weighted vest

                                HiiT Advanced was done as the Grinder Workout lv3 with ec

                                The Grinder workout has become one of my favourite workouts. It’s a perfect combination of upper and lower body exercises and cardiovascular training. Especially exercises 6-8 challenges me and puts me out of breath. For me, shoulder presses is a tough nut to crack which I think is caused by the cardiovascular element.

                                Today, I added a new component as I for the active rest twice ran up and down a cellar shaft. My legs and shoulders were trembling at the end

                                Cellar shaft

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