“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live”. – Jim Rohn
It’s been a little while since I’ve updated this thread and for that I apologise. But just because I haven’t updated it in a while doesn’t mean I’ve been lazy. In fact I’ve probably been working out too much, as a result I have had to deal with some over use injuries. They have limited what I have been able to do, but I’ve still been out there. I’ve been running and walking quite a bit and hitting the weights. And I’ve seen some pretty good improvements. I feel better, my health is improving, I’m losing weight and I’m seeing great improvements. Slight brag post, but I’m looking much better, the old me is breaking out!
While I’m trying to get back to the Army’s basic fitness level as a bare minimum, I’m also trying to do a number of things; bulk up a tad, get leaner and as great little bi-product get healthier.
One of the ways I’m going to do that is by trying the Tapout XT 90 Challenge. You may have seen this advertised on TV. I got my hands on the DVD set, each one has a different workout routine with an MMA style workout. In case you’re not up to speed, MMA is Mixed Martial Arts, you know the guys beating the hell out of each other inside a cage? This work out program is designed to get you literally “fighting fit” in 90 days.
The DVD pack usually comes with some rubber workout bands, I managed to pick up a set on eBay for around $20 including delivery. There are about 13 DVD’s each one with it’s own workout routine going for around an hour. The idea is that each DVD will work a certain muscle group, targeting those muscles during the routine, the next day those muscles are rested while we work out a new set that we probably didn’t even know existed!
From all advertising the workout has some amazing results, but don’t all those ads promise amazing results? Well we’re going to see, I’m going to take the 90 Day Challenge, and I’m going to take you along on the journey. I’ll be starting this tomorrow (February 10, 2013). I’ll start by taking my “before” photo (look out partial nudity ahead!) and take some basic measurements; weight, jean size, chest, bicep and waist.
All of these measurements will then be tracked at Days 10, 30, 60 and 90, along with photos on all of those days to help track the progress. This is by no means going to be easy, but like John F. Kennedy said, “We do these things no because they are easy, but because they are hard.” Or words to that effect, I probably should have Googled the quote like I normally would, but you know what I mean. Hard work pays the most dividends.
At this point, if you find yourself in possession of this DVD set, I encourage you to train along with me, perhaps even send in your before photos and your progress photos.
OK, stay tuned, for tomorrow we start!
Aggressive Training is Winning Training!