Still in the honeymoon phase with Tony Horton’s latest – 22 Minute Hard Corps. Yesterday I did the day 0 fitness test and the day 1 program (cardio 1 and core 1).
First the fit test. It went well. I’ll share my results just to give a base of reference for the next round of fit test in 4 week:
- pushups in 1 min: 49
- squat thrusts in 1 min: 28 with 2x20lb dumbells
- pull ups: 9.5
- jumping jacks in 1 min: 96
- forearm plank hold: 1min 43 sec
Overall, I feel I’m starting in pretty good condition but would like to lose a bit of weight and increase strength a little bit. On the weigh-in and measurements, my weight is 188 and my overall inches (from chest, waist, hips, both arms and both thigh) is 202 inches. Ideally I would like to get my weight down to 175-170 and lose about 8 inches (although I have no idea if this is realistic given I’ve never really tried to lose weight or inches before).
I also did the first workouts yesterday. Cardio 1 was an awesome workout – 22 minutes of very intense (but doable) cardio moves. For those familiar with the Beachboy programs, I would say it is a cross between Shawn T and PIYO – lots of squats, lunges, jumps, burpees… An excellent overall cardio workout with some toning benefits for legs and butt. Next was the 11 minute core workout. It was an excellent work out, but I find core hard, so I will delay saying much on it until I master the moves.
To add to the day, I rock climbed with my wife and kids later in the afternoon. It was fun, as always – some guys had a slack line set up outside to celebrate the start of spring. But, I must say, my body was a little tired and I am feeling the effect of the double workout this morning. I have Resistance 1 later today… it may be challenging.