Workout to start your week

Plumbline boot camp was the same routine we did last Thursday — and it was hard, challenging and I did not finish. I managed to complete half of Round 6 when time was called and it was already past camp time – so I stopped there. I still burned more calories than I have in previous camps so I was happy. As for the scale — I maintained this week, no weight loss and next week is body fat check and that’s what I am really interested in seeing. I see a leaner difference and whether or not the scale moves, body fat, for me, is the key indicator of improvement. There is a big difference saying someone weighs 135lb but has >25% body fat and someone weighs 135lb but has <25% body fat.

I’m tired today – I kept waking up last night thinking it was time to get up for camp and seeing the clock, realizing I had plenty of more time to sleep, then resettling in to sleep some more. Monday’s tend to be like that for me and others in camp. Something about starting the boot camp week off —

Rockette kicks
walking lunges
back pedal

bicycles (up and down w your torso)
back extensions
25 bottom up push-ups
general stretching

hang clean snatch 65lbs
walking lunges 25lb db 50m
handstand push ups (modified using the box)
double burpees (you do a double push up each time)
1mi run (15, 3 round)

Eating Out

The pic above was taken on Friday night. We went out to dinner to celebrate Hannah and Nate’s great report cards. Their choice was Ruby Tuesday. I was thankful for that choice since most of the time it’s ‘Let’s go to McDonalds’ is their usual request. I rarely, if ever eat at McD’s and if I am forced to — its the salad or some other healthy option like yogurt parfait. Ruby Tuesday has a basic salad bar, but I asked for some grilled chicken with vegetables. They had no issue making modifications and it was a fresh chicken breast. I am leery though when I eat out though, because I have no idea how things are prepared. They brought me some mashed cauliflower as one of my sides and one look at it, you could tell they made it with cream — that was a no go for me.

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  • a. Modified Push Ups -As I read your blog post, I couldn’t help but think of the Push Up Bench as the most effective way for people who struggle with push ups , to be able to do them correctly (with full range of motion). Most modified push ups make them easier but only allow one or two variations. The Push Up Bench has 11 different levels to work through on the way to a full push up.

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