Jim Matt

Jim Matt

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Assistant Trainer

Kenzai T-Shirt Blast end of Week 2 summary:

  • Nov 25th, 2019 at 8:24AM

Been keeping the blogs going on the new app but will post a weekly summary here.

Breaking my ankle during the Run program sucked, it took a lot of wind out of my sails and I felt...well...sorry for myself.

Once I heard T-Shirt Blast was rolling, the self-doubt came into play. Can I? Should I? Then I saw my mate Dermot signing up, so that sealed the deal. Not to mention good Kenzai friends Kathleen and Martin.

I was wondering how I could mod some of the Blast workouts, but that has ended up being a non-issue. I look at the workout while making espresso in the morning and figure out what exercises require low impact mods (turns out it is usually only 1-3). Cardio has been going great mixing in the Stairmaster, rowing machine and Versaclimber:

https://versaclimber.com/product/lx-model/

Feeling good and really feeling like I am getting a lot out of this program. The muscle mass had taken a bit of a hit during the time from late August -> late October. I feel like I've added a little muscle mass while maintaining good cardiovascular conditioning.

1 hour on the Stairmaster today followed by 8MA and 15 minutes legs up the wall pose was a great way to wrap up Week 2.

Next week will be a challenge with Thanksgiving here in the States. Formulating my plan to not fall off the rails but indulge intelligently while still keeping to the spirit of the program. Of course, maintaining the workouts all along the way. Also keeping that diet super-tight early in the week Monday -> Wednesday before family arrives.

 
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9 comments

Margot G.Margot G.Kenzai Member
over 1 year ago

Thanksgiving is definitely going to be challenging! I will also try to indulge intelligently. I’ll try to think “what would Jim do?”
I somehow missed your broken ankle! Sounds like you are on the mend and back in action now. Slowly but surely.
Have a great holiday!


    Scott BurnsScott BurnsKenzai Member
    Trainerover 1 year ago

    Guns of steel my brother from another mother! Let's shorten that to BFAM!


      Jim MattJim MattKenzai Member
      Assistant Trainerover 1 year ago

      BFAM FTW Burnsie! It is going to be a fun week but totally dedicated to making it work. What would my BFAM do? Crush it of course! 💪🏼


        Matt BerlinMatt BerlinKenzai Member
        Trainerover 1 year ago

        1 hour on a stairmaster...that is brutal mental workout!


          Silvia D.Silvia D.Kenzai Member
          over 1 year ago

          yea that...everyone is gone on the OTHER app :(
          good to see you here! ...seems like ur ON as always ...killing it already.
          one hour stairmuster that's a real BEAST mode
          be good!...say hi to everyone on the OTHER app :)


            Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Member
            over 1 year ago

            Enjoy indulging intelligently. I’m going to indulge recklessly. Like a boss.
            Please tell everyone on the other app to SUCK IT from Da Fish.


              Jim MattJim MattKenzai Member
              Assistant Trainerover 1 year ago

              @Fish: Done! They send their regards/smooches to you as well. 😘


                Kathleen C.Kathleen C.Kenzai Member
                over 1 year ago

                We are definitely having fun on T shirt Jim. And you are blasting it!


                  Watson J.Watson J.Kenzai Member
                  about 1 year ago

                  Well done on folding the challenge of injury into a success story

                  Holidays...find the right way to enjoy and not destroy.

                  Also - worth remembering that the hundreds of days count way more that the absence of a single day

                  Keep hammering

                  Go Team Go!


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