Martin D.

Martin D.

Kenzai Chisel | Day 15 (Member)
Kenzai Chisel
Day 15
 
Program progress:
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2 weeks complete! The last couple of days, I have been fighting some type of bug. Energy levels down and it’s been a challenge to get thru the day. My kids have all taken turns being sick and while I’m not out, I’m definitely not 100%. Fighting thru and doing the best I can.

Got thru the workout today. Did 30 mins on the elliptical machine and then chose 100 push-ups. Did 30/12/15 before taking a break and doing 8 MA then completing the push-ups with 23/10/10. Still have the one workout outstanding from this week so feel like It’s not quite a complete week but I’ll take it.

Diet this weekend had some hick ups. Had dinner with friends on Friday. Had salmon with salad but unfortunately a couple glasses of wine too. Saturday was good but was out today and had Indian food at lunch. Naan and Chicken Masala. Focused on having grilled chicken and salad tonight. Otherwise, it was a fairy good week. 80% + tight so will work to clean up further.

Appreciated this quote... hope it resonates with your Chisel experience.

Kenzai Strong 💪


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Double Hang and Hang Time are incredibly frustrating for me. I watch the tutorial, go thru the motions in mind and then try to practice. I’m terrible.

The added jump definitely pushed the cycle to another level. Any explosive movement gets my heart rate up. Felt good but did the workout today and am sweating and exhausted.

Happy Friday!

Kenzai Strong 💪


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SLEEP! So the article on Day 10 regarding sleep must have been for me. After returning from the USA, I was strong on Monday, fought thru Tuesday morning and got smacked with Jet Lag on Tuesday afternoon. I missed Wednesday’s workout in the morning because I prioritize sleep. That’s training too. Right?

Back at it today on Day 11 and feeling better. It helps to wake up and have a great workout location. This is the view I had for my Chisel workout. A little distracting but inspiring at the same time. Will work to make up Day 10 workout. Going for 42 our of 42.

Diet on point. Good will power at dinner time as my family eats “normal” and I had a Kenzai dinner.

Kenzai Strong 💪


New Adventures
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Day 9 is here and I have made good progress since getting back to Hong Kong on Saturday on the diet. Eating clean and feel better. Leg swelling is down so no more cankles. Diet is on point and dialed in. Not feeling the cravings. I think I know I got my full full over the holiday and now it’s time to work. It’s like my body needs it 😀. Monday’s workout was solid as I subbed in full burpees and did 8MA and an additional 10 minutes of skipping. The bonus of waking up super early and getting to the gym at 0 dark hundred. Happy Tuesday everyone... off to workout.

So over the summer, I wanted to try a couple of new adventures. Here is one I have to recommend. Bungy Jumping in Macau. It’s the world’s highest Bungy at 233 meters or 764 feet. A thrilling adventure from the Sky Tower overlooking the Macau skyline. You get a couple seconds of legitimate free fall. If your in HK, take the ferry over and try it.

Wishing all of you much success and enjoy your new adventures.

Kenzai Strong 💪


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Looking back at week 1, I enjoyed a week of R&R and enjoyed getting up early to watch the sunrise (see pic). Was able to get 3 runs in this week (Rocky Steps, Boardwalk, and HK dreadmill). Lost Friday and Saturday due to international travel but doubled up on Thursday and Sunday to make up so on track with all the workouts for week 1. I used a whole training cycle of indulgences in week one and arrived back in HK bloated, retaining water with swollen ankles and legs from a 15 hour economy flight with the family. Ouch...

Looking forward to week 2. I’m especially focusing in on the diet and getting it cleaned up as I need to flush my system and get back to a healthy routine. Looking ahead, it’s a busy couple weeks of work but no travel on the immediate horizon so it will be manageable to get up and get the workouts in early each and every day. Packing a healthy lunch and eating a clean dinner. Bring on the real Kenzai the next couple of weeks 😁

Kenzai Strong 💪


Chisel Intro
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Hey Kenzai Chisel crew, excited to join this session and get to work. This is my second time going thru Chisel so I am curious to see how the experience compares. I forgot how poor my Hang Time is but determined to work at it this go around.

I’m just returning from vacation so I have been way off diet the past week or so. Enjoying my trip back to the east coast with Philly Cheesesteaks, Pizza, Maryland Crab with lots of Old Bay seasoning, etc. indulgences all around so it’s time to shape up. Flying back today to Hong Kong so no excuses for dialing in the diet now.

Quick background — I’ve been doing Kenzai programs for about a year now. I Enjoy the challenge of doing a program and the support from the trainers and fellow Kenzai team members during a program. For me, the discipline of the programs works and I can’t replicate with the KLife sessions. I’m married with three young kids 11, 9, and 6. I’m trying to stay active and healthy for myself and for my family to be the best partner and father I can be. Here are a couple of pics from this trip back for a family wedding and some time in Philly. Got to do an early morning run by the Philadelphia Art Museum and finish with the Rocky Steps overlooking the city. Motivating for me! Look forward to getting to know all of you. Good luck!

Kenzai Strong 💪


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Kenzai Body Day 270; KB3 Complete! What a journey… 
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My Kenzai journey started almost a year ago with KB1 last August. Over the last year, I did the Kenzai Body gauntlet, Chisel and a Ranger Challenge. I am proud of the results and in particular the fact that I was able to consistently make a lifestyle change and transformation. I sustained my health, workouts, diet and a more healthy and fit body. I have learned a ton thru the lessons. More than 300 workouts and days of healthy, clean living in a year. I feel like a new person and am excited to see where the future takes me. Here are a couple of composite pictures. First one is a shot from August followed by the final photo from KB1, 2, and 3. In the second picture you'll see another composite as I kept the shirt from my first workout and the second pic is a side by side comparison.

None of this would have been possible without a ton of support from friends, family and the Kenzai community. I have to thank Ed G for introducing me to the program. In addition to Ed, Kenzai friends and alums Vasu, Peter and Jonathan B also were great in creating a workout crew in the morning – it’s great to have a commitment partner for the early AM sessions at the HK American Club. I also have appreciated my trainers: Ward (KB3), Elissa (KB2), and Thomas (KB1 + Chisel). Jim M motivated me to do the Ranger Challenge and also inspired me to jump like the Gods, so I added Kronos, Zeus and Poseidon to my routine and have seen an incredible change in my skipping ability and muscle definition and stamina as a result. I had the chance to coach little league with another Kenzai athlete, Willett (Birdman) and we have had a great time this past season playing baseball and getting the boys in shape with some weekend workouts. I have met so many Kenzai friends and fellow trainees over the past year and thank all of you for your support. I know I will miss some but a call out to my Kingfisher teammates in KB3 plus Kevin G, Manjit, John H, Kathleen C, Cora, Randall, Jason (Fish), Kate B, Ted B, Adelyn, and Rebecca who have been standouts in providing constant support and feedback. Sincerely thank you to all. I am also excited to see a friend join KB1 based on a conversation we had – good luck Ismael and remember to pay it forward my friend.

I am going to focus on maintaining a tight diet and cardio for the next two weeks before a family wedding and then I am going to go off diet and will definitely be enjoying a vacation in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. I’ll be back soon for the next adventure and look forward to training with some of you again soon and seeing where the future takes us.

Congratulations to my Kingfisher KB3 teammates! Kenzai Strong!


Getting Stronger?
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Must be making progress because I just broke another resistance band this morning. Also have warn down the coating on my jump rope. Curious how often others are having to replace some equipment but it seems that every 90 day cycle has something that needs to be replaced.

Got up at 4am to do the exercises this morning. Had to do it in my hotel room since the hotel gym here in Vietnam isn’t open at that time and it was raining outside. I don’t like skipping on carpet but it was better than nothing. Lots of trips. I am enjoying the “easier” workouts this week. By any other standard, these would be intense but based on the last couple weeks and coming off the Centurion workouts, this week is definitely more manageable. Curious to see what Saturday brings.

Heading back to HK tomorrow for a strong finish. Really trying to buckle down on the diet to finish strong. A little tough on the road but doing the best I can.

Hope everyone else is doing well. Finish strong 💪

Kenzai Strong 💪


The purge - KB3 update
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August 8th will be my 1 year mark doing Kenzai. Decided it was finally time to clean out the closet. It’s helps that I’m now two sizes smaller. I had put some things in storage bins but decided it was time to clean it out and make a donation.

Officially 1 week left with KB 3 now. This was a good week with diet and exercise. Body is feeling the centurion sets. Nice burn. Going for a massage later and then gonna mix up my Sunday with a scuba diving trip in Hong Kong out in the Sai Kung area. Off to Vietnam Monday thru Thursday before returning to Hong Kong for the big finish.


Crushed me today! Plus I’m definitely feeling it from yesterday‘s leg workout. The centurion work outs has definitely pushed me to a new limit. Burn baby burn...

Happy Day 82!


Wow, it feels good to know that we now have less than 2 weeks left. Excited to see the new challenge with the Centurion 100 reps. Not close enough yet to do a 10 day countdown but I was always a fan of the Baker’s Dozen special. So here we go KB3. Let’s finish strong.

I’m an expat Misfit now as my family has returned to USA for the 6 week summer break. I’m solo for a month so was able to do two 5 mile + hikes this past weekend. My favorites of Dragon’s-back on Saturday and the Twins on Sunday. Got the full workout innon Saturday too. Diet is getting better with routine and minimizing the travel.


Happy Day 7 4. July 4th

Did Kenzai Jedi’s literally plan July 4th to fall on day 74. Coincidence? I think not.

Have a great holiday to everyone in the USA 🇺🇸


Maldives - that’s the bucket list item for me. My wife and I debate whether it’s good for family or something for a romantic getaway. My wallet says is should be a kid free romantic getaway.

Greece is also on my bucket list. Would love to spend some time in Ancient Greece along with some of the beautiful islands there.

20 days to go! This past week was a setback for me diet wise. I came back from Korea feeling bloated. Too much sodium and definitely too many non compliant meals. Workouts on track although I am feeling the burn this week after the intensity picked up.

Celebrating my wife’s birthday today. Family leaves for the USA on Tuesday for summer break. Always a tough time of the year as we have a month apart before I can join them in early August for a week of vacation. Going to clean out the cabinets and work to focus on diet.

Wishing everyone a successful 3 weeks. Almost there. Kenzai Strong 💪


Kenzai Korea
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Leaving my Kenzai mark in Korea this week. In the past year, I have now done Kenzai workouts in 14 countries. List below.

Today, I was able to do the full workout outside and then added some catching on top to make it a full 2 hour Kenzai Krazy Korean workout. I found a nice concrete slab for the 20 minute skip session with my buddy Zeus and then moved into the dugout at the field to do the resistance bands. Bonus was catching batting practice again. Couple of pics attached.

Diet has been tougher this week as there have been limited options at the hotel and field. Been hitting a grocery store for fresh veggies and fruit but it’s been hard to navigate otherwise. Workouts solid though.

Kenzai Workouts:
Egypt
Ethiopia
Hong Kong
Macau
Bangladesh
China
Cambodia
Singapore
Vietnam
New Zealand
Philippines
USA
Fiji
S Korea


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In Hwaseong, South Korea this week for Little League Asia Pacific Tournament. Fun week with teams coming from all across Asia to play baseball and come together as one community. Great team spirit and healthy, respectful competition.

Mixed things up today with my cross training. Caught a full batting practice with Coach’s a Willett Bird who is a Kenzai athlete and fellow HongKonger. After a solid hour of catching which entailed 100 plus pitches and me doing “squats”, we both got in a great workout. Great to run around and play with the team. Playing like the big kids we are.


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