Matt Berlin

Matt Berlin

Kenzai Marathon | Day 5 (Member)
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KB2 Down...1 More in the Trilogy to Go! 

  • Dec 11th, 2016 at 1:47AM

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That was a great day 90 workout! Cranked up some Foo Fighters on the stereo, and went at it. I liked the challenge of one long circuit to cap KB2 off!

Overall, I’m pleased with my results. 90 days is a long training period, especially for a strict diet. I did KB1 at the same time of year (Sept-Dec). It’s good in one regard because it keeps my fitness habit going as the weather starts getting colder. But it’s also football and hockey season, so by mid-program the diet temptations definitely start to build.

Workout wise, I was solid (aside from a few workouts last weekend I missed when sick that I will do next week after my 3 days of rest from strength workouts), but that’s not the mental challenge for me during a program. As most of us can usually say, I could definitely have done better on the diet front. My struggle was in the days 50-75 range, very similar to my KB1 experience. I definitely didn’t stay as strict to my diet the second half as the first, but I kind of expected that.

But to me there’s not a lot of difference to my 90 days and my 365 days each year. I like to stay active, and eat fairly well most of the time, but still enjoy some drinks and comfort foods at times. Kenzai 90-day programs just force me to focus more on strength exercises, that I neglect too often in favor of cardio workouts, so that is the real benefit I have pulled out of KB1 & KB2 (the lessons too...love adding to the accumulated health knowledge).

I haven’t decided what’s next in 2017. KB3? Kettlebell? Reach? Probably all 3, but when and in what order is the question. In the meantime, I will try to keep to 3 days a week of strength workouts for the rest of the year to keep the muscles in decent shape. But I want to get back to more of my running and riding that have hit the back burner these 3 months.

Thanks teammates. This was an active and motivational team. Looking forward to training with you again at some point.

Done for now. Hope to see you all in Membership in 2017 so we can keep this collective journey going!

 
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14 comments

Heide BluntHeide BluntKenzai Member
Assistant Trainerover 2 years ago

Great work trainer Matt- leading by example but still admitting to being human! Thanks for inspiring us all and well done for getting it done. Hope you give yourself, and enjoy, a few days off as a Xmas present!


    Scott BurnsScott BurnsKenzai Iron | Day 82 (Member)
    Trainerover 2 years ago

    Well done Matt, your final photo is killer man! See you in 2017 for some more interesting programs.


      Thomas DoyleThomas DoyleKenzai Member
      Head Trainerover 2 years ago

      Crushed it!


        Roscha M.Roscha M.Kenzai Reach | Day 47 (Member)
        over 2 years ago

        Wow Matt!!! Amazing. You look phenomenal!Well done.


          Chiara O.Chiara O.Alumni
          over 2 years ago

          All the hard work and spreadsheeting has paid off I see! Congratulations on an excellent programme.


            Anirudh K.Anirudh K.Kenzai Member
            over 2 years ago

            Congrats Matt, you looking great!


              Nikhil K.Nikhil K.Alumni
              over 2 years ago

              Matt, I would say KB2 has definitely been good for you. Ur muscle mass is looking great and the "Wolverine look" really suits you... 😄👍💪


                Jonathan K.Jonathan K.Alumni
                over 2 years ago

                matt, looking lean and mean! congratulations on nailing it. thanks for all the encouragement and looking forward to getting that strava so we can train together on two wheels.


                  George B.George B.Kenzai Member
                  over 2 years ago

                  Well done, Matt, you really walk the talk! Amazing results.


                    Elissa ImranElissa ImranReboot | Day 19 (Member)
                    Trainerover 2 years ago

                    Wow - look at that V-shape - supplemented by those nice toned muscles throughout! Looking good!
                    Jump on the January Reach bandwagon! Going to be fun!


                      Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
                      Head Trainerover 2 years ago

                      Next time we hang, I'll be bouncing quarters off those abs. Jesus, man. You are absolutely shredded!

                      And speaking of motivational, whenever I pop into any blog, seemingly anywhere in this growing community, there you are leaving some thoughtful comments. Your well wishes know no bounds. You have love for the type A ass kickers and those struggling to move 1 kg of biomass. It ain't easy to walk the talk. But you make it look that way.

                      While the last chapter of the trilogy awaits, for now you are Kenzai Body 2 COMPLETE! Take a bow, Jackman! http://www.etonline.com/photo/2015/03/24140748/640_wolverine_hugh_jackman.jpg


                        Stephanie D.Stephanie D.Kenzai Member
                        over 2 years ago

                        What is up Wolverine!!!!! Matt-looking super strong!!!


                          Matt BerlinMatt BerlinKenzai Marathon | Day 5 (Member)
                          Trainerover 2 years ago

                          Thanks for the support all!


                            Sharmali ArumugathasanSharmali ArumugathasanKenzai Blast: Beach Ready | Day 5 (Member)
                            Trainerover 2 years ago

                            Damn Matt, ripped doesn't even begin to be a sufficient adjective here. Your 90 doesn't look much different to your 365. That there sums it up. Well done, spectacular result again!


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